Why the need to change

Most patients currently receive good care in Oxfordshire but not all. Our ambition is that everyone receives the best standards of care whenever and wherever it is delivered.

Our clinicians see patients every day and tell us how services could be improved. This has led to a review of how health and care is provided locally.

Patients across Oxfordshire are experiencing a lack of consistency in care in some services, depending on where and when it is provided, so what we want is to improve the quality and reduce the inequality of local health and care services.

Many mental health and physical conditions are preventable, caused by unhealthy lifestyles such as inactivity, poor diet, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption. We want to support healthier lifestyles and life style choices and are committed to investing in prevention services - but we need the people of Oxfordshire to get behind us in this or we will not succeed.