The NHS in Buckinghamshire is proud of its services. We want to continue to change and develop them in a way that delivers safe, high quality care, and better meets the needs of our patients.
Over the past year, we have set out to do this through the ‘Better Healthcare in Bucks’ programme. This website describes the proposals which have been developed by that programme.
The deadline for responses was 16 April 2012 and we will report publicly on what you said, how this has influenced our proposals and what changes we plan to make, taking account of the results of consultation.
The Better Healthcare in Bucks programme is managed by NHS Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Cluster (the Primary Care Trust or PCT) which is responsible for buying local health services on behalf of the local population. It has the support of the developing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), who are progressively taking over responsibility from the PCT from April 2012, and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT), which runs hospital and community services in the County.
The proposals have also been discussed with our colleagues in Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, South Central Ambulance Trust, and Buckinghamshire County Council.
We have involved patients and the public in our engagement phase, as we value their views. Better Healthcare in Bucks full consultation document sets out:
- the opportunities and challenges currently facing the local NHS
- how doctors, nurses and other clinical colleagues are approaching these opportunities and challenges
- what we have learned from patients and the public during our engagement and involvement events
- proposals for change to our acute hospitals. We are not proposing any changes that affect community hospitals
- how you can give us your views.
Click here for the Better Healthcare in Bucks summary document.
If you require either the full consultation document or the summary in an alternative format, including other languages or as an audio book, please contact us by email betterhealthcareinbucks@ buckinghamshire.nhs.uk