New Deputy in North Locality
Dr Shelley Hayles has been appointed Interim Deputy Clinical Director for the Locality to support the Clinical Director, Dr Paul Park. Shelley was a partner at West Bar Surgery in Banbury until 2013.
Since then Shelley has been acting as Deputy Planned Care Clinical Lead at OCCG doing valuable work on improving all stages of a patient’s journey through the NHS as part of any treatment they are receiving.
Shelley has also been working for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust as a Clinical Specialist in gynaecology. Locality members are pleased to have her range of knowledge and clinical experience. Shelley said: ‘I’m delighted to be playing an active role in the locality to further improve patient care and wellbeing.’
Shelley’s predecessor, Dr Judith Wright stepped down from her post at the end of March 2015. Locality members expressed a vote of thanks for Judith’s hard work on behalf of patients and local people.
Forum Discusses Developing Health and Social Care Services
Twenty-five people attended a Locality Patient and Public Forum to hear about plans to develop a number of pilot schemes to make it easier for patients in the county to get medical advice from a health professional.
Those who took part in the event in May, heard about pilot schemes being run by GP Federations as part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, including Neighbourhood Hubs, Care Navigators, Skype type calls with Care Homes and an online health resource.
There was also a presentation on the development of integrated community health and social care teams. A dynamic question and answer session followed, held for the first time in a ‘question time’ format, giving members of the public the chance to ask questions to a panel.
Anita Higham OBE, Lay Chair of the Forum, said: ‘It was a fascinating meeting and led to really useful discussion and feedback from patients. We will be following up on the plans for developing GP practices and watching the roll out of community integrated health and social care teams with interest and will arrange a further feedback session to update patients and the public at our next public forum in October.’
The event was one of three annual patient forum events held in Banbury or Chipping Norton by a group of patients who represent Patient Participation Groups at their GP surgeries in the north of the county.
For more information contact Fergus Campbell, Locality Co-ordinator email: Fergus.firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the Locality
There are 13 GP practices in the Locality with 105,963 registered patients. The locality Clinical Director is Dr Paul Park, who is supported by Dr Shelley Hayles.