Councillors unite in Cogges Surgery campaign
Local district councillors are working together to ensure that patients' concerns are heard and that the best possible outcome is gained for those registered at Cogges Surgery, Witney.
Cllr Jeanette Baker Cabinet Member for Health said, “We are aware that there are immense pressures on some small GP practices and the current situation at Cogges is an example of one that has become vulnerable.
“District councillors have been attending meetings listening to patients’ concerns and, on their behalf, liaising with the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG).
“OCCG is saying that they are sympathetic to the issues and are considering a number of options, but are keen to assure patients that services will continue at Cogges until further notice.”
A councillor working group, chaired by Andrew Beaney is being set up comprising, Jeanette Baker, Rosa Bolger, Jane Doughty, Andy Graham and Neil Owen.
Cllr Baker added, “It’s important that councillors across all political parties work together and look to see how we can influence the situation at Cogges to gain the best possible outcome for patients.”
In addition to the above, West Oxfordshire councillors are also working with West Oxfordshire’s Patient Participation Group who are supporting patient views at Cogges and liaising with the OCCG.