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Date(s) - 13.12.2016


County Hall


Government plans £22 billion cuts from NHS funding by 2020 as demand increases and social care is slashed.
These plans will hit our community hospitals and the Horton in Banbury. Beds will be lost in acute hospitals. Even as officials claim healthcare will take place in the community, family doctors struggle under unprecedented workload and surgeries close; North Bicester, Middleton Cheney, Deer Park and the purpose built doctor’s surgery in Rose Hill remains unused despite glaring inequalities in the city. Now some family doctors are even questioning whether they can provide free NHS services to patients!
NHS officials, local hospitals and councils are being required to collaborate in secret plans to drive though cuts programmes called Sustainability and Transformation Plans. Almost half a billion in cuts are expected across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire with Oxfordshire losing the lion’s share.
Despite pressure from government our councillors are calling for all the plans to be made available for public consultation. We urge them to demand that NHS England listens and acts on what the public have to say BEFORE changes are brought in. Worryingly no extra funding was agreed for the NHS and social care in the Chancellor’s Autumn Financial statement. We need to fund our health and social care at least as well as our European neighbours. Please speak to your family, neighbours & work colleagues – these are vital services.
Together we can defend them! Keep Our NHS Public works with health campaigns around the county in a powerful new alliance “Oxfordshire Health network” involving campaigners from Banbury, Witney, Wantage, Didcot and Oxford. It involves people from different political parties and none.

To join Keep Our NHS Public contact secretary.konpox@gmail.com & sign up to our mailing list www.keepournhspublicoxfordshire.org.uk

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