We have now received the IRP advice about the permanent closure of obstetric services at the Horton General Hospital.  We have been asked to undertake a joint piece of work with Oxfordshire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) and we have contacted the HOSC Chairman to ensure an early discussion about how we will do this together.

Louise Patten, Chief Executive of OCCG said: “As the new CEO I will personally ensure that the CCG and wider health system approach the IRP recommendations in a way that ensures all stakeholders feel involved and informed. I have written to the Chair of the Oxfordshire HOSC and offered my commitment to move forward in a transparent and inclusive manner.”

The IRP advice has been published on their website  (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/irp-horton-general-hospital-banbury-initial-assessment).  


The NHS has reflected on the experience of running Phase 1 of the Oxfordshire Transformation Programme. We understand that we need to learn from the experience and approach the improvement of local services in a very different manner.


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