NHS Consultation – Phase One
In 2016, it was established that while the NHS in Oxfordshire performs well, it will face a number of challenges over the coming years. Changes to people’s health and the growth in population is putting more pressure on current local health provision.
The Oxfordshire Transformation Programme has been established to address these challenges. The programme looks to identify and make provisions for the health needs of the county’s population for decades to come.
In order to make any changes, the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) is required to consult members of the public. The OCCG decided that there will be two phases to the consultation. Phase One of the consultation ran for 12 weeks, from Monday 16 January. The first phase included:
- Changes to hospital beds
- Non-emergency, planned care and diagnostics at the Horton General Hospital
- Acute stroke services in Oxfordshire
- Critical care (life threatening or serious injuries and illnesses) at the Horton
- Maternity services, including obstetrics, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and emergency gynaecology in North Oxfordshire
Consultation documents are available for download by clicking here.
Phase One of the consultation ended on 9 April 2017.
To read a copy of Victoria’s full submission, click here:
Alternatively, you can read a summary here:
Phase Two of the consultation, which will cover A&Es, children’s services, and community hospitals, is expected to begin in the autumn of this year.
Post Consultation Timeline
Thursday 25 May: The OCCG public Board meeting will take place but will NOT now receive reports related to the Transformation consultation.
Tuesday 20 June: The OCCG Board will hold an additional meeting in public to receive and consider the transformation consultation reports. Papers will be published on the CCG website one week before.
Thursday 27 July: The OCCG Board meeting will take place but will NOT now make decisions related to the Transformation consultation.
Thursday 10 August: The OCCG Board will hold an additional meeting in public to make decisions on the transformation consultation.
Details of the times and venues of the additional meetings will be published when they are available.