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Locality – North Oxfordshire – November 2014

A Focus on Hospital Discharge

In October the locality’s Public Forum held an event at Banbury Town Hall on the themes of hospital discharge and care after leaving hospital. There were two presentations to explain the work going on around these areas. One looked at Circles of Support, a pilot project which has been set up by Oxfordshire Age UK to help older people stay out of hospital. The other was on a proposed project by Healthwatch Oxfordshire to research patients’ experiences of discharge from hospital.

A discussion followed on how to encourage volunteers to get involved with both Circles of Support and the Healthwatch Oxfordshire project. People also shared their views on what a ‘good’ discharge from hospital would be like for patients.  All present agreed that this should involve a supportive local network of services and volunteers responding to a patient’s individual needs at that time. To find out more about the North Oxfordshire Forum and future meetings contact


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 Judith Wright.

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