health & medical

Local group on the circular walk route

Footpaths – something to treasure! – July 2016

on July 16, 2016, 6:43 pm

  The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to protect  important views to and from public rights of way (PROW) around the village. Interestingly this week photos have appeared both online (Twitter) and in the paper version of the Bloxham Broadsheet. Although not submitted by  the Neighbouthood Plan team  these photos do nicely illustrate the level of participation by both individuals and groups […]

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Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

on September 28, 2015, 7:16 pm

Support for the protection of PROW is huge – as is the number of residents who regularly use them.

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GP waiting times in Bloxham

GP waiting times in Bloxham

on July 4, 2015, 5:26 pm

Bloxham surgery receives high ratings on most criteria for the quality of its service and it’s hard to find people with a bad word to say about the doctors, nurses or support team. Nonetheless the  pre-publication consultation carried out earlier this year contained numerous comments about worsening waiting times for doctor appointments at Bloxham surgery – but is this fact […]

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Housing Design for the Elderly

Housing Design for the Elderly

on January 23, 2015, 11:48 am

This is a document that looks at the factors that affect the health and wellbeing of the elderly and consider how adaptive technologies and IT systems can contribute to improving this. You can download a copy from here.

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Sustainable planning for housing in an ageing population

Sustainable planning for housing in an ageing population

on November 13, 2013, 4:25 pm

This 2008 publication sets out the need to recohgnise the changing demographic and the need to include appropriate homes for the ageing. It notes there is a recognised lack of choice of appropriate housing for older people. For example: – New-build housing is often dominated by flats and small properties. These may be less appealing to older homeowners who might […]

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Structure of the NHS

Structure of the NHS

0 on July 31, 2013, 10:11 am

One Local concerns is about the capacity of the medical services in the village. The recent restructuring of the NHS hasn’t made understanding who makes the decisions any easier! One source of information abour this is an animation from the Kings Fund that you can see below. An alternative guide to the new NHS in England from The King's Fund […]

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Later Life in the UK

Later Life in the UK

0 on June 17, 2013, 12:09 am

A brief but informative 2013 document with information about the elderly. You can download a copy from here.    

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Supported Housing for Older People

Supported Housing for Older People

0 on June 16, 2013, 11:55 pm

  This is a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. This UK-wide review examines the quality of life that sheltered and retirement housing offers older tenants and owner-occupiers, especially those with high support needs. Of some relevance to decisions about housing need and the type of housing the neighbourhood plan should recommend. There is a summary available from here The […]

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The Health of Older People

The Health of Older People

0 on June 16, 2013, 11:40 pm

One of the issues with which people were concerened is the changing accommodation needs of people from late-middle age onwards. Empty nesters might downsize if smaller but pleasant properties were available and this would free up family homes for families. As the ageing process continues so to does the likelihood of poor health and accommodation the maintenence of which imposes […]

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Bloxham Surgery patient surveys

Bloxham Surgery patient surveys

0 on June 5, 2013, 9:49 pm

To access the Patient Survey 2012 / 2013 Results click here. To access Patient Reference Group Report click on this : Patient Reference Group Report 2012 / 2013

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