The Big Health and Care Conversation

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Continuing the Big Health and Care Conversation

August 2016 - November 2016- (Phase 2)

In June 2016, the Oxfordshire Healthcare Transformation Programme began wide engagement with patients and public across the county in its ‘Big Health and Care Conversation'.

The Big Conversation describes the challenges for health services to meet growing demands and the projected gap in funding, but also the opportunities for thinking and doing things differently. 

There were six public roadshows in the summer, held in Wantage, Banbury, Wallingford, Witney, Oxford and Bicester.  At these roadshows the Transformation team spoke to around 350 people who discussed a variety of issues, ranging from community hospitals, transport, funding concerns, patient safety, prevention and education on leading a healthy lifestyle. 

People shared views on Wantage Community Hospital and the Horton Hospital in Banbury, and the need for support for people wanting more care closer to home. 

Since the summer, the Transformation team has been out talking to more people and has met with students at Henley, Abingdon and Witney Colleges, held focus groups with mothers about maternity services and held further workshops with patients, the voluntary sector and NHS clinicians on services provided at community hospitals.

Members of the Transformation team have spoken to and heard from a further 550 people at these meetings and we have also reached a further 27,256 people through social media, since the summer.  We have heard about the need for improved services for mental health, the importance of continuity of care for patients, access to GP practices and concerns around recruitment of NHS staff, the importance of joining up health and social care and the value of using technology better.

Diane Hedges, deputy chief executive at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:  “I’d like to thank all the people who have taken time to tell us their views on local NHS services.  This feedback is invaluable to our planning and helps us to understand what is important to patients. We are working on proposals for ensuring services are safe, sustainable and affordable.  It is a challenging time for the NHS, but having patients and the public involved in this process, means that together we can plan NHS services which are available for future generations.”

All the feedback has been used by clinicians to think about how services are designed across Oxfordshire in the future.

 

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Update on Public consultation on Oxfordshire Transformation proposals set to begin in January.

The public consultation on healthcare transformation in Oxfordshire will go ahead in two phases next year.

Patients, the wider public and other stakeholders can initially expect to have their  say on options for changes in critical care, stroke care, ambulatory care  - which reduces the need for hospital admissions  - and maternity services. This phase of consultation, which centres mainly on services in the north of the county including the Horton Hospital in Banbury, is expected to begin in January 2017.

The formal public consultation will last three months. No decisions on healthcare changes in the county will be made until the feedback on options has been considered.

The second phase of the consultation is expected to begin after the county council elections, which take place in May 2017.

The focus of this second phase will be on options for changes to emergency care and children's services and community hospitals.

Diane Hedges, deputy chief executive at Oxfordshire CCG, said: "Plans are being made to launch a public consultation in January 2017 on proposals for changing the way some services work including critical care, stroke services and maternity services in the north of the county.

"It has been decided that more work is necessary to develop the options and ensure we have more engagement of clinicians and other stakeholders in the proposals for the future of community hospitals, emergency care services and children’s services.

"For this reason a delay is necessary for this part of the consultation, which will mean it will start after May 2017.

"All plans need to be assured with NHS England before we can confirm further details. These plans are being discussed at the next meeting of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 17 November." 
 
 

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To continue to share your views about our Transformation Programme, a short survey is available here!

 

[1] The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a new shared vision for the future of the NHS based around the new models of care. It has been developed by the partner organisations that deliver and oversee health and care services including Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and NHS Improvement.

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 The Big Health and Care Conversation 4 July 2016 - 31 August 2016 (Phase 1)

We held 6 roadshows over the summer the full report of what you told us, is available below:

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If you would like more information about these events, please contact: Julia Stackhouse on 01865 334638

Timeline

  • Opened
    4 Jul 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    13 Jan 2017 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    01 Jul 2017

Details

Topic
  • Young people
  • Families
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism / Aspergers
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Long Term Conditions e.g. diabetes, neurological conditions
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Stroke
  • GP services
  • Black, minority and ethnic health issues
  • Community Hospitals
  • Joint health and social care issues
Which locality (local area in Oxfordshire) is this for:
  • Oxford City
  • North Oxfordshire
  • North East Oxfordshire
  • South West Oxfordshire
  • South East Oxfordshire
  • West Oxfordshire
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • GPs
  • Staff
  • People with a disability
  • People with mental health issues
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Charities
  • Community groups