The NHS Five Year View seeks to fundamentally advance the role of primary care delivered by GPs. The emphasis is based on bringing services closer to communities and to set up local hubs into which a number of hospital services can be located. This will reduce the repetitive journeys patients have to make to hospitals around the county and wills serve the whole of north Buckinghamshire, not just Buckingham. The Centre will be able to provide dental, ophthalmology services, diagnostics and include some voluntary organisations. The application is made in Outline as the full context of the scheme is not yet completely finalised.
The NHS Five Year View may be found in full at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/five-year-forward-view/