Our ambition is to make sure that everyone in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West has access to high quality health and care, regardless of where they live or which service they use.We have a number of priority areas where we know that by working together we can make a greater difference for patients, these priorities are identified below.
Improving the wellbeing of local people by helping them to stay healthy, manage their own care and identify health problems earlier
Organising urgent and emergency care so that people are directed to the right services for treatment, such as the local pharmacy or a hospital accident and emergency department for more serious and life threatening illnesses
Improving hospital services, for example making sure that maternity services can cope with the expected rise in births
Enhancing the range of specialised services, such as cancer, and supporting Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a centre of excellence to provide more expert services in the region
Watch the video below to find out what specialised services are.
Developing mental health services, including low and medium secure services, more specialised services for children and teenagers, and improving care for military veterans and services for mums and babies
Integrating health and care services by bringing together health and social care staff in neighbourhoods to organise treatment and care for patients
Working with general practice to make sure it is central to delivering and developing new ways of providing services in local areas
Ensuring that the amount of money spent on management and administration is kept to a minimum so that more money can be invested in health and care services for local communities
Developing our workforce, improving recruitment and increasing staff retention by developing new roles for proposed service models
Using new technology so patients and their carers can access their medical record online and are supported to take greater responsibility for their health.