Community Health Services

Community-based healthcare services are delivered closer to home, giving greater personal control and choice and helping people stay independent for longer. Services include district nursing, health visiting, community nursing, physiotherapy & podiatry services, community hospitals, specialist diabetes services and nutrition and dietetics education.

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Community Hospitals

There are nine Community Hospitals within Oxfordshire, including one in Abingdon. Community Hospitals are different to acute (short-term medical and/or surgical treatment) hospitals, in that they provide health services such as rehabilitation, outpatients, out of hours service, first aid care and end of life care for people living in the area. Read more here...

District & Community Nurses

District Nurses are registered nurses who have had additional specialist training. This means they can provide care to patients in Oxfordshire who have very specific needs, such as long term conditions or checking wounds are healing after an operation. Read more here...

Emergency Multidisciplinary Units (EMU)

There are currently two Emergency Multidisciplinary Units in Abingdon and Witney, providing assessment and treatment for adults with sub-acute care needs as close to patients’ homes as possible. Referral is usually via your GP. Read more here...

Single Point Of Access to Community Health Services (SPA)

The Single Point of Access (SPA) service in Oxfordshire provides GPs and other healthcare professionals with a quick and easy way of referring patients to the Trust’s community health services e.g. community therapy and community nursing. Read more here...

Adult Speech & Language Therapy Service

The role of the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service (SLT) is to provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of adults with communication and/or swallowing impairments in order to maximise their abilities. The Community SLT service is provided for clients in community hospitals, out-patient clinics or their own home. Read more here...

Community Bladder and Bowel Service

The Community Bladder and Bowel Service is available for all adults over the age of 18 years with bladder and bowel problems. Referrals can be made by the patient, relative or carer, or through any health care professionals and educational sources. Read more here...

Diabetes Services

Oxfordshire Community Diabetes Service (Adult) work with GP practices, community hospital staff and other community healthcare teams to support adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Read more here...

Falls Prevention Service (Oxfordshire)

The Oxfordshire Falls Prevention Service strives to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population by the early detection, management and treatment of risk factors that can lead to falls. Read more here...

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service

The aim of this service is to assess, treat and advise patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. The patient is required to be independently mobile and able to attend the local physiotherapy department or in-house surgery (where physiotherapy is available). Read more here...

Podiatry Service

Podiatry is the branch of healthcare that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of foot health problems. It has largely replaced the more commonly known term chiropody. Read more here...

Nutrition and Dietetic Service

Registered dietitians help people to make informed and practical choices about food and lifestyle to maintain their health and combat disease. Read more here...