New planning application at the JR “in Sandfield Road” (sic)


Enlargement of resuscitation area to ground floor front elevation. Formation of ambulance bays. Installation of gantry and flue to roof. Alterations to landscaping. John Radcliffe Hospital Sandfield Road Oxford Oxfordshire OX3 9DU

The neighbourhood expiry date for comments is Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.

For more information please click here

Breaking: proposal for new build at JR. Consultation dates 28-29 April

We have received the following from the University. The access route and timing may coincide with the Access to Headington works in Headley Way if proposals keep to the timescale in this communication, we are working with the County to address this


Dear Stakeholder,

We would like to invite you to attend a public exhibition to view proposals for a new building on the John Radcliffe Hospital Site at Headley Way.

The new building is intended to provide purpose-built facilities for the Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD), as well as providing additional research and desk space for the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB). Both of these organisations are component units of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (part of the University’s Medical Sciences Division).

When the development is complete, it will create the UK’s largest dedicated centre for stroke research and will help to maintain the University’s position as a world-leader not only in the research it undertakes, but also in the quality of teaching it provides.

Oxford City Council’s Development Plan allocates the John Radcliffe Hospital Site for new development which comprises hospital related uses, including associated administrative and academic floorspace.

A planning application is expected to be submitted to Oxford City Council in July 2017 to take forward the development of this new facility with construction to begin in early 2018.

As part of this process, the University is inviting members of the public to discuss the proposals with members of the project team on the following dates: 

Day 1: Friday 28 April 2017 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm 

Venue: Osler House, Osler Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BL

Day 2: Saturday 29 April 2017 between 10.00am and 12.00pm

Venue: Osler House, Osler Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BL

Members of the University and the design team will be available to answer any queries you may have. In addition, hard copies of a feedback form will be available at the consultation sessions and an online version will follow on the University’s website together with an electronic version of the display information. The University will review all feedback and will take it into account before details are finalised and the planning application submitted.

If you have any queries regarding the event please do not hesitate to contact the University at the following email address:

Proposed changes to health services – please give your views


A public consultation to health services in the County has been launched and comments are invited on proposed changes to:

  • The way hospital beds are used and to bring more care closer to home in Oxfordshire
  • Planned care at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury (planned care includes tests and treatment planned in advance and not urgent or emergency care)
  • Acute stroke services in Oxfordshire
  • Critical care at the Horton General Hospital (critical care helps people with life-threatening or very serious injuries and illnesses)
  • Maternity services including obstetrics, Special Care Baby Units (this also affects emergency gynaecology surgery).

    How you can get involved

    The full details of our proposals are in the consultation document here or you can ask for a printed copy. Call 01865 334638 or email You can also pick up a copy of the consultation document from any Oxfordshire library.

    Consultation events will be held across the county. You will be able to talk to clinicians and senior NHS Leaders and share your views about these proposals. Places will be limited according to venue size so please book ahead. We really want to have a conversation with you.

    Event dates

Consultation events will be held across the county where you will be able to talk to clinicians and senior NHS leaders and share your views about these proposals. Places will be limited according to venue size, so please book to attend.

The events will be held on the following dates:

Thursday 26 January: 7pm – 9pm in Banbury Thursday 2 February: 2pm – 4pm in Chipping Norton Tuesday 7 February: 3pm – 5pm in Wantage
Thursday 9 February: 7pm – 9pm in Oxford
Monday 13 February: 10am – 12pm in Didcot Thursday 16 February: 6pm – 8pm in Witney
Tuesday 21 February: 3pm – 5pm in Bicester
Monday 27 February: 10.30am – 12.30pm in Brackley Thursday 2 March: 8pm – 10pm in Henley
Monday 6 March: 8pm – 10pm in Wallingford Thursday 16 March: 7pm – 9pm in Banbury
Thursday 23 March: 6.30pm – 8.30pm in Abingdon

You will be able to read more about the proposals by picking up information at your GP practice or at

If you would like to:

  • Attend any of the events and book your place to receive the full details, including venues
  • Receive a hard copy of the consultation document or survey
  • Or have any queries

    Please call 01865 334638 or email

    Headington councillors are concerned about possible changes in traffic volume to and from the John Radcliffe and Churchill sites resulting from the proposed changes and are trying to find out more.

Long awaited consultation on health services launched

A public consultation on changes to services in Oxfordshire will run from 16 January 2017 to 9 April 2017

This is the first phase of a two part consultation – phase 2 consultation will follow later this year – and the consultation focusses on the following:

  •   Changing the way we use our hospital beds and increasing care closer to home in Oxfordshire
  •   Planned care at the Horton General Hospital (planned care includes tests and treatment planned in advance and not urgent or emergency care)
  •   Acute stroke services in Oxfordshire
  •   Critical care (critical care helps people with life-threatening or very serious injuries and illnesses) at the Horton General Hospital
  •   Maternity services at the Horton General Hospital including obstetrics and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
    The full consultation document can be found here 

Public meeting about the hospitals’ energy project


Wednesday 9 December

7:00-9:00 pm

All Saints Church House, New High Street, OX3 7AL

​Works are due to start on trench digging in residential roads from 4th January but there has been an embargo on communications until the press launch earlier this week.​

We know our residents are worried because they don’t know what’s going to happen or when, and there will be a number of road closures during which no through traffic will be allowed, although footpaths will still be accessible.

We are pleased to say that reps from both the hospitals’ trust and the contractors have agreed to come along and answer questions from the public, so it should be a very lively meeting

The Trust has published answers to our residents’ list of questions on their website

We are sorry there hasn’t been much notice of this meeting but we want to hold it as soon as possible given the levels of anxiety shown at last week’s Ward Focus meeting


Hospital energy project

The Oxford University Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust is holding a press conference regarding the energy project next Monday 30 November. (involving underground pipes between the hospitals)

Councillors will be in attendance. If you have any questions you would like us to ask on your behalf please let us know by Sunday night 29 November. It’s possible that all questions cannot be answered on the spot but we are compiling a list of questions that we can give to the Comms Team for their response either at that meeting or shortly afterwards

If the Trust is agreeable we should like to organise a residents’ meeting shortly afterwards – probably at All Saints Church House on Wed 9 Dec at 19:00 to be confirmed by streetletter