Chief medical officer for England visits Oxfordshire

THE chief medical officer for England visited Oxfordshire to tour completely different well being programmes happening.

Professor Chris Whitty joined representatives from Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, Oxford Metropolis Council, group teams, A2Dominion housing affiliation and developer, Grosvenor, on a tour of initiatives throughout Oxford and Bicester that type a part of the broader wholesome place shaping programme.

The day included visits to Grosvenor’s Barton Park improvement together with Barton Park College and Barton Sports activities Pavilion, along with Barton Group Centre, the Elmsbrook improvement in Bicester and Kingsmeadow.

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Councillor Liz Leffman, deader of Oxfordshire County Council, stated: “I’m delighted to have been capable of welcome Professor Whitty to the county to showcase our well being place shaping work.

“Tackling inequalities and creating wholesome communities is a high precedence right here in Oxfordshire, so it’s nice to have our work recognised by the Chief Medical Officer.”

Councillor Phil Chapman, Cherwell District Council’s portfolio holder for wholesome communities, added: “Wholesome place shaping is an method which mixes group activation, completely different fashions of care, and a constructed setting which promotes wholesome life selections.

“The work that’s been executed on this in Bicester for various years is main the way in which in creating higher outcomes for our residents, and we’ve since adopted it throughout the district.

“We’re completely delighted to have been capable of showcase this essential work to the chief medical officer.”

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Councillor Louise Upton, Oxford Metropolis Council cupboard member for well being and transport, stated: “Barton Wholesome New City goals to create an revolutionary and sustainable manner to enhance well being and wellbeing and was showcased on the World Well being Organisation’s Wholesome Cities Convention in 2018.

“The general purpose of is to offer all residents equal alternatives to attain good bodily and psychological well being outcomes.

“In addition to making a constructed setting that has well being and train designed in, we’ve received new methods of working with healthcare professionals, and we’re supporting the group to get extra lively in its personal wellbeing.

“Grant funding has supplied issues like a breakfast membership for kids and younger individuals and a Group Cabinet to enhance meals entry, and there was extra focused healthcare assist for individuals with long-term circumstances and excessive customers of healthcare.”

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Dan Leveson, govt director for Oxfordshire on the NHS Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Built-in Care Board, added: “Professor Whitty’s go to was a chance to showcase how we are able to enhance individuals’s well being and wellbeing by shut working throughout well being and care, colleges, companies, volunteers, housing builders and lecturers.”

This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the crew in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

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