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Developing GP services and a locality place based plan for West Oxfordshire

Burford 22                                                                                    Witney 08


Local GP practices have been working with Oxfordshire CCG and patient representatives on plans for the future of GP and primary care services in West Oxfordshire and in the other five localities across the county.

These locality plans are intended to build resilient, sustainable primary care for the future. In doing this, the plans are intended to support the vision for health services in Oxfordshire where patients will receive more care closer to home and be supported out of hospital as much as possible.

What’s happened so far?

Throughout the summer your GP practice has joined the others in West Oxfordshire Locality in talking about how they currently work, what problems they regularly face and how they could work better. We have also been talking to Patient Participation Groups to find out more about the patient experience, listening to what patients feel is important and their ideas for change.

From this ongoing engagement work with patients, GPs and clinicians in your local area, we have identified the challenges each locality faces, their priorities and how those priorities could be met.  To read our full engagement document including data about West Oxfordshire, click here

We held two public events in West Oxfordshire, which were round table discussions with clinicians and NHS managers.  These took place on 1 November 2017 and 8 November 2017 in Witney and Carterton.  The presentation from these events is available here.

From this work the following draft plan for the West Oxfordshire Locality has been developed with patients and clinicians in primary care. It identifies the priorities of the local area and outlines ways to make GP services more sustainable and responsive to patient’s needs. With health and care services under significant pressure no single GP practice or provider organisation has one solution. However the draft plan maps out how GP practices can work together and with other providers to ensure sustainability and improvements in patient care.

A period of public engagement was undertaken between 3 November and 3 December 2017[i].  The draft plans for each locality were presented and discussed at a series of public workshops around Oxfordshire, and discussed at various stakeholder meetings.   We have also been talking to Patient Participation Groups to find out more about the patient experience, listening to what patients feel is important and their ideas for change. An online/paper survey was available on OCCG’s engagement website - Talking Health.  People also had the opportunity to give direct feedback via email, letter, phone, or freepost.  Following this period of engagement the draft plans were published and were available for further comment from all stakeholders until 17 December 2017.

[1] The period of engagement has been longer in the West of the County which was subject to recommendations from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel 

The first versions of the Locality Plans

The first version of the West Oxfordshire Locality Plan is published below along with the engagement report.  An Oxfordshire wide summary of the Locality Plans is being prepared and will be available here soon.

 A summary, easy-to-read version of each individual Locality Plan is available here

To download and read the engagement report and the first version of the locality plan, please see below:

Locality Plans

NHS England commissioned a review of the work undertaken to develop the West Oxfordshire Locality Plan and this will be available on NHSE website soon. A link will be provided here when available.


This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    26 Jan 2018 at 16:00
  • Closed
    19 Oct 2018 at 23:59


  • Young people
  • Families
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Long Term Conditions e.g. diabetes, neurological conditions
  • GP services
  • Public health issues e.g. smoking, weight management
  • Women's health issues
  • Black, minority and ethnic health issues
  • Community Hospitals
  • Joint health and social care issues
Which locality (local area in Oxfordshire) is this for:
  • 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