Leaders of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) have made decisions on proposed changes to some healthcare services in the county.

An extraordinary board meeting of OCCG today (Thursday 10 August 2017) has given the go-ahead to essential changes which will ensure safety, quality and better outcomes for patients. 

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) is holding an Extraordinary Board Meeting to make decisions following the Big Health and Care Consultation on proposals to change some healthcare services in the county.

The meeting, on Thursday 10 August, will be held at the Oxford Examinations School at 75-81 High St, Oxford OX1 4BG, starting at 9.30am. Papers are available now on the OCCG website .

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) is holding the first of two Extraordinary Board Meetings to consider the results of the first phase of the Big Health and Care Consultation on proposals to change some healthcare services in the county.

As we continue public discussion about how best to organise healthcare services in the area there has been speculation about the future of Abingdon Community Hospital. Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group wishes to be clear that there is no plan to close Abingdon Community Hospital. We also want to be clear that we will continue to involve patients, the public and clinicians in developing any proposals before any formal consultation.

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) must make changes to the timing for considering the outcome of the Big Health and Care Consultation (Phase One of the Oxfordshire Transformation Plan) because of the forthcoming General Election (8 June) and the additional period of purdah. This affects when information can be published and when results can be discussed in public.

OCGG will not be publishing any more information about the consultation or the feedback received until after the General Election on 8 June.

Patients and the public in Oxfordshire have responded in their thousands to proposed changes to some health services in the county.

The 12-week Big Health and Care Consultation, which launched on 16 January, closed at midnight on Sunday 9 April. Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG), which ran the consultation on behalf of the Oxfordshire Transformation Programme, is delighted so many people have taken part and shared their views.

Patients and the public are reminded that Oxfordshire’s ‘Big Health and Care Consultation’ on proposed changes to some healthcare services remains open until 9 April 2017.

Local people are encouraged to have their say via a survey questionnaire on the proposals for changes in the use of  hospital beds and stroke services across Oxfordshire, and maternity services, critical and planned care at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

The business case which sets out the information supporting proposals for transforming health services in Oxfordshire is available online. You can find all the documents and 70 appendices here

The video films shown as part of the presentations during the Big Health and Care Consultation public events are now available to view online, together with the audio recording of the question and answer sessions at events in Banbury, Chipping Norton and Didcot.

To listen to the recordings and watch the films go to the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group YouTube channel .

The audio recordings from other public consultation events will be available in the next few weeks.

We have added three new public events to the Big Health and Care Consultation:

  •  Thursday 9 March, 6pm - 8pm in Chipping Norton
  • Tuesday 14 March, 3pm - 5pm in Thame
  • Tuesday 21 March, 6pm - 8pm in Brackley

To book your place at an event and get venue details please call 01865 334638 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other consultation events:

•Thursday 16 February, 6pm – 8pm in Witney
•Tuesday 21 February, 3pm – 5pm in Bicester
•Monday 27 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm in Brackley
•Thursday 2 March, 8pm – 10pm in Henley
•Monday 6 March, 8pm – 10pm in Wallingford
•Thursday 16 March, 7pm – 9pm in Banbury
•Thursday 23 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm in Abingdon