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OCCG Connect Newsletter – May 2015


David Smith, Chief Executive at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG).

A Message from the Chief Executive at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) 

You might have read in the local press that we want your views on the sort of health services we’ll commission at Townlands Community Hospital in Henley on Thames. The reason we are consulting the public is because our vision for the hospital has changed: we want to commission services that allow patients to receive high quality health care at home or in the community which we believe is more effective than a traditional bed based hospital approach. It means we have changed our service plans for the hospital and you can find more details of these and how you can share your views with us in the newsletter.

I would urge you to take part in the consultation – which runs until Monday 15 June – to help us gauge your thoughts and views on the best way forward.

Alongside our health and social care partners, we enjoyed a very constructive day last month developing plans for improving the way we deliver health services in Oxfordshire under an initiative called ‘new models of care’. This fits with our new approach at Townlands Hospital and focuses on treating patients at home or in the community. You can read more about the event in the newsletter and we’ll keep you informed of how we are progressing with this work.

Don’t forget you can join us at the next Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) Governing Body meeting at Henley on Thames Town Hall on Thursday 28 May (9.30am to 1pm). You can submit a question beforehand and details on how you can do this are on our website.

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