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Locality – West – September 2015

What do you think about local NHS Services? Join Us in Carterton and share your views.

Drop in to share your views and experiences of local NHS services at a free community morning being held in Carterton this month.

The event will take place at Carterton Town Hall, Thursday 24 September, (9.30am to 12.30pm) and everyone is welcome to take part.

The Locality’s Patient and Public Forum has organised the morning and want to hear your thoughts, suggestions and stories about local health and social care services in the area.

In particular they want to hear about your experiences of using local hospitals in Oxford as a patient or visitor, and your thoughts and views on booking an appointment at any one of them.

Madeleine Radburn, event organiser and a patient representative on the Locality’s Steering Group, said: ‘This is a great opportunity to get your voice heard, and all your ideas and views about shaping the NHS in West Oxfordshire will be included anonymously in a report prepared for OCCG.’

Madeleine added: ‘If you leave your contact details at the event, we’ll make sure you receive a copy of the report. These days patients really do have a voice and this is your chance to influence OCCG’s decisions about commissioning health care in Oxfordshire.’ 

 

To find out more or to get involved then e-mail mr@johnradburn.org.uk or ring 01993 772241.

 

 

Patients link to adult social care in the West

The West Oxfordshire Locality Patient Forum (WOLF) Steering Group met on 21 July.  There was a presentation from Gill Hawken, practice supervisor and social worker from the West Adult Social Care Team.  The team provides support for vulnerable adults and their carers; GPs, health professionals, individuals and families can refer into the service.

Members agreed that forging closer ties with adult social care would help Gill and her team to increase their awareness of the support groups available for vulnerable people in the area.

WOLF also received an update on the implementation of the Community Integrated Locality Team in West Oxfordshire.  Currently, this includes reablement and community therapy services working with adult social care workers.  This allows for more rounded assessments to be carried out and appropriate support put in place for local people.

 

For more information contact Fergus Campbell, Locality Co-ordinator email: Fergus.campbell@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk

 

 

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.

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