Planning for future health and care needs in Wantage and Grove (OX12)

This project is looking at the health and care needs of the Wantage and Grove area (covered by the OX12 postcode) to help determine what services are needed locally. This page provides information about this work including:

  • Latest updates
  • The Health and Care Framework being used to understand local health and care needs.
  • The Stakeholder Reference Group set up to work with us on this project.
  • The Task and Finish Group set up by Oxfordshire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC).

Latest Updates

As we start the new year 2020 we intend to post updates on the project in the table below. Documents and updates on this project from 2019 are posted within the relevant sections and pages on the website. For 2020 we will bring all updates together here so they are easier to find. You will find the latest information will appear at the top of the table below.

28 January 2020

The Health and Care Needs Findings for Health and Wellbeing 30 January 2020.

Here is the Oxfordshire Population Health and Care Needs Framework OX12  Project Summary Report

20 January 2020

This Data and Information Pack was developed by members of the OX12 Project Group and member of the OX12 Stakeholder Reference Group to give an overview of the information and data gathered in a way that supports and aids discussions for the OX12 Project.

8 January 2020

Action from the OX12 Listening Event

This document set out the various actions completed from the Listening Event that took place on 12 September 2019.



7 January 2020

Latest position relating to Wantage GP practice building

The GP Practice is working with a company called Assura to develop plans for the extension needed to the building. The NHS must follow national rules when spending money on buildings, whether it is renting, buying new property or extending a property. The District Valuer will advise the GP Practice and OCCG whether the cost of the development is commercially good value and whether it delivers best value for the taxpayer.  

Early plans were not acceptable to the District Valuer and these are currently being revised.

 6 January 2020

The OX12 project will be on the agenda of the Oxfordshire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 6 February. The report that will be presented at the meeting will be published on 30 January 2020.

The Health and Care Framework

Health leaders in Oxfordshire have been working with partners to develop a framework to review and plan for future care needs in the community. The framework has been agreed at the Oxfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) and is intended to be delivered by working with the local residents, communities and stakeholders, including local councils. The local plan will be based on the needs of that community and will recognise the assets that already exist in the community. 

The new framework to plan future health and care provision is first being implemented in the area of OX12 (Wantage and Grove). Over the past few months the project team has worked with members of the local community (see below) and clinicians to look at population health and care needs; review of services and assets and innovation and good practice across the county and country. These are three stages in the Population Health and Care Needs Framework.

The Stakeholder Reference Group

Stakeholder Reference Group was set up to support this piece of work. Its purpose is to bring together patients, carers and the public from the local community with partners of the HWB to ensure public views and experiences are taken into account in the implementation of health and care needs framework in OX12. The role of this group is to act as an open and transparent forum where members can participate and speak honestly; and OCCG, along with HWBB members can provide project updates and seek views on the implementation of Oxfordshire’s Population Health and Care Needs Framework in OX12.

The project has collected considerable data on the health and care needs of the OX12 population; looked at what services and assets (including buildings) are available in the area. An Oxfordshire-wide Clinical Forum has also looked at best practice and innovative ways of delivering services in the community. Please see here for the information pack that shows the outcome of this work so far. 

The OX12 Project held a listening event with members of the OX12 Stakeholder Reference Group on 12 September to give members of the SRG an opportunity to put forward their views to a panel of senior NHS decision makers and to explore and discuss these with them. 

The OX12 Project has now reached the ‘Solution Building’ stage. An event was held in September to focus on four ‘Key Issues’ that have emerged from the information gathering stages of the OX12 Project and to bring together stakeholders to review information and help develop solutions to the key issues faced by the community. Please see here for more details.

A further update will be posted here following the general election.

The Task and Finish Group

The HOSC Task and Finish Group has been established by Oxfordshire Joint HOSC to provide oversight and assure the timely and thorough completion of the Local Health Needs Assessment Framework, taking into account of the needs of residents in Wantage and the local area. The group's terms of reference and notes of meetings can be found below and will be updated.  The Committee has authorised the group to carry out this work and report back formally to the HOSC. The group will exist until such time as the work has been concluded. 




Terms of reference

8 October 2019

Task and Finish group meeting notes

6 August 2019

Task and Finish group meeting notes

22 July 2019

Task and Finish group meeting notes

18 June 2019

Task & Finish group meeting notes

5 June 2019

Task & Finish group meeting notes

22 May 2019

Task & Finish group meeting notes

8 May 2019

Task & Finish group meeting notes

23 April 2019

Task & Finish group meeting notes

3 April 2019


Task & Finish group meeting notes



 For more information about the group please contact 01865 334638 or email: