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The future of the NHS in Oxfordshire

With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.

The Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS and sets out in a long term plan all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country.

Their Long Term Plan proposes making it easier for people to access support closer to home and via technology, doing more to help people stay well, and providing better support for people with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities and autism, and for people as they get older and experience conditions such as dementia.

Some of the ways that the NHS wants to improve care for patients over the next ten years are:

  1. Making sure everyone gets the best start in life
  2. Delivering world-class care for major health problems
  3. Supporting people to age well

For a summary of the NHS plan see Summary of the NHS plans

Oxfordshire Healthwatch have commissioned a survey to find out what you would do with the money, for example:

  1. What would you do to give people more control of their care?
  2. What would you do to give people better support?

For more details and how to comment go to Healthwatch. Comments can be submitted until April 30, 2019.
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