ORCC: Non-emergency Patient Transport – Is it Robust? – online consultation

Approximately 107,000 NHS-funded journeys a year totalling c£3.77m are booked for patients registered with a General Practitioner in Oxfordshire.  It is recognised that the Patient Transport Service plays a vital role for some patients who need to reach hospital, for treatment, outpatient appointments or diagnostic services, do so in a reasonable time and in reasonable comfort, without detriment to their medical condition, where no other means could achieve this.

The Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) are keen to consult with the public on their proposals to ensure that any changes to the criteria used to determine whether a patient qualifies for NHS funded Non-Emergency Patient Transport are sufficiently robust.  The consultation is now live at the following link:  https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/NEPTS/consultationHome and will be running until 8 August.