South Oxfordshire District Council’s Core Strategy Infrastructure Delivery Plan sets out a requirement for an extension of GP services in Thame. Similarly, the Thame Neighbourhood Plan seeks an extension of GP services because “existing healthcare buildings do not meet current needs and the practices are short of space”.
There is also a need for specialist housing for older people. Oxfordshire County Council has calculated that South Oxfordshire has the lowest per capita supply of care home beds among Oxfordshire’s districts for people aged 65 years and over. 21% of the local population is over 65, higher than the Oxfordshire average of 17%.