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Health and Social Care in Bucks – Case for Change

Buckinghamshire is a healthy county compared to other parts of the country. However, people that live in deprived areas have more illnesses and emergency hospital admissions.

The population of Buckinghamshire is growing, from nearly 530,000 today to 630,000 by 2033. There will be more people over 65 years old and more people will be living with long-term health conditions.

We need to change how we deliver services to meet the health and care challenges within the limits of the budget.

We need to change to meet the growing need for care. If we do not change, we will need more staff, bigger buildings and more hospital beds.

New technology and different ways of delivering services will help us achieve better outcomes at lower costs.

We would like feedback from people from different backgrounds to help us understand how changes have impacted them. We are asking people to let us know their views by Monday, 19 October 2020.

We would like to hear what people think about our ideas for possible changes in the future, in particular in the following areas:

  • Digital services

Accessing routine appointments by telephone, video or online.

  • Keeping people safe

Delivering services differently to prevent the spread of infection.

  • Community services

Working together to promote independence and deliver care in people’s homes and communities.

  • Reducing health inequalities

Improving health for vulnerable groups and people living in deprived areas.

For more information on each of these areas, you can read the detail here

To get involved you can:

Take part in our online survey, which runs from 24 August to 19 October.

Have a conversation with your friends, family, Patient Participation Group or any other group by using our toolkit.

Or email us your feedback to or you can post it to:

Communications Department

Buckinghamshire Health Care NHS Trust

Amersham Hospital

Whielden Street