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Future of healthcare in Oxfordshire

Published Monday, October 16, 2017

A Westminster Hall debate on the future of healthcare in Oxfordshire is scheduled for Tuesday 17 October at 9:30am. The Member leading the debate is Robert Courts MP.

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As part of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) process, significant changes to healthcare in Oxfordshire have been proposed, including to maternity services, stroke care and critical care services.

Some of these proposals have proved controversial, particularly regarding changes to maternity services at Horton General Hospital, with several local authorities having applied jointly for judicial review against the decision.

NHS staffing is also an issue for Oxfordshire, with high housing costs reportedly affecting recruitment levels, and a higher than average number of EU nationals working in Oxfordshire hospitals.

More information on STPs and on NHS reconfiguration can be found in the following Commons Library briefing papers:

Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0178

Authors: Alex Bate; Elizabeth Parkin; Laura Abreu

Topic: Health services

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