Wide range of views on local health care
The Locality’s Patient and Public Forum (WOLF) were delighted with the response from the public to their NHS survey. The public were asked to share their views on local health services at the Eynsham ‘Community Day’ event held on 6 June in the town.
Enthusiastic members of the Forum arranged a stall at the event alongside other local charities, voluntary organisations and public bodies including Dementia Oxfordshire, the Parish Council and Thames Valley police. In total, the Forum collected 41 written responses from the public on the NHS in Oxfordshire and local healthcare in Eynsham.
Roy Thomas, event organiser and a patient representative on the Locality’s Forum Steering Group, said: ‘We’re very pleased with the response to our survey. There appears to be a good level of satisfaction with local GPs and hospitals and some doctors were singled out for their humanity and care. Local people wished to have shorter waits for non-urgent GP appointments, and more access to GPs and practice dispensing outside working hours. There was a request from the Eynsham Neighbourhood Planning Team for help to enable them to include healthcare provision to accommodate a forecast rise in the local population.’
Roy added: ‘Thank you to everyone who took part in the event for all their hard work and dedication to help make the day a success and in particular Teresa Young from the Eynsham Medical Practice for helping to promote the event. WOLF will prepare a report based on the responses which will be submitted to OCCG for consideration.’
For more information contact Fergus Campbell, Locality Co-ordinator email: Fergus.firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the Locality
There are nine GP practices in the Locality with nearly 80,000 patients. Dr Miles Carter is the Locality Clinical Director who is supported by Dr Kiren Collison.