NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced plans on 1 March 2016 to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country. One of the sites includes Bicester that will form part of NHS England’s Healthy New Town programme, supported by Public Health England (PHE).
The Bicester bid is a collaboration of over 20 local organisations led by Cherwell District Council and including NW Bicester lead developer A2Dominion, the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities as well as healthcare providers and researchers. Read more here
You can also read more information about the Bicester bid, the benefits and the next steps around developing the programme here