Oxford City Healthcare Hubs

The issue

Currently community physical health services in Oxford are provided from a wide range of sites across the city.

This includes everything from those provided in people’s homes by our district nursing and health visitor teams, through to specialist podiatry and dentistry clinic services.

Recruiting and retaining staff is a very big challenge, with many working out of buildings that are just not fit for purpose.

The opportunity

With the leases of several of these sites expiring, Oxford Health has an opportunity to bring teams together into three specialist hubs, one each supporting the north, centre and south of the city.

We know that co-locating teams together improves both the quality and sustainability of the services experienced by our patients, making them more attractive places to work.

And teams carrying fewer vacancies, where reliance on agency staff is much reduced, provide better services and patients using them enjoy improved outcomes. Such settled teams are also better placed to introduce new services for the benefit of the communities they serve.

Oxford’s proposed new healthcare hubs

The proposal, over the next 12 months or so, is to create three new community healthcare hubs to serve the people of Oxford and its nearby small towns and villages. The three proposed hubs will be:

Impact

Most of the current sites in Oxford are staff bases. They are places from which teams go out to visit and provide care to people in their homes. Or they may be local community settings, such as a clinic delivered from a GP practice.

Read more about the expected level of impact from this new model of working:

How to engage with us

We’re reaching out to local communities via partnership organisations. This includes local charities and groups, who are linked in with people across the city.

We are especially keen to hear from those whose voice may not be heard as often. For example, those from ethnic minorities, young people and people living with disabilities.

How it helps

We want to understand how the creation of Oxford’s three new hubs might impact people.

  • How will those who need to attend clinics in these new locations be able to access them?
  • How can we make their layout and design user-friendly for patients, their carers and staff alike?

Non-urgent advice: Learn more

Please get in touch if you would be interested to learn more about our new hubs. We’re looking for people to join our new patient reference group.

Email: CSTransformation@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Please include:

  • Your name
  • How we can contact you
  • Where you live in/nearby Oxford (the general area will do)
  • Which services, if any, you or someone close to you uses already.

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Page last reviewed: 16 May, 2024