Trust part of NHS move to more collaborative care system

Oxford Health & its partners are one of the first to be part of a move to provide more integrated care to patients.

We are delighted that Buckinghamshire has been designated as one of the first Accountable Care Systems in the country. This is testament to the work we and our partners are doing together to deliver better, safer and more joined up health and care for the local communities we serve.

We’re making great progress in joining up GP, community, mental health, hospital and social care services and in helping our communities live healthier and more independent lives. Leading the way as one of the first Accountable Care Systems will give us greater control, freedom and added pace to our shared work, for example by providing more care closer to home to reduce length of stay in hospital, GPs and mental health teams working alongside hospital teams in A&E, and simplifying/streamlining care for people with long term conditions such as diabetes.

The partners involved in the Buckinghamshire Accountable Care System are NHS Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Buckinghamshire County Council, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, FedBucks and South Central Ambulance Service.

Find out more about Accountable Care Systems on the NHS England website.

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Published: 16 June 2017