VICTORIA PRENTIS MP COMMENTS ON CARE QUALITY COMMISSION’S REPORT INTO OXFORDSHIRE’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Following today’s publication of the Care Quality Commission’s full system review into health and social care provision in Oxfordshire, Victoria Prentis MP has commented:

“The lack of a joined-up, forward thinking vision for our local health and social care system has been an ongoing concern for me so the CQC’s findings come as no surprise. We have suffered for too long with a system where providers are reactive not proactive in their decisions, are difficult to communicate with and are unable to articulate a truly innovative plan for the future of healthcare in Oxfordshire. This report is the reality check the system needed.

“The CQC could not have been clearer in their recommendations. We all have a lot of work to do. Going forward, I am hopeful that we will be able to work together collaboratively and constructively to make the long overdue improvements to the direction and delivery of healthcare services across Oxfordshire. I know plans are already underway to improve the Health and Wellbeing Board and I will continue to do what I can to help with that work as it progresses.”