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Share your views on the BOB Integrated Care Partnership’s strategic priorities

The Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is a group of organisations which plan and provide health and care services for nearly two million people who live and work in the local authority areas of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire’s three westerly local authority areas of West Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham (known as ‘Berkshire West’).

Members include local NHS organisations and GPs, local authorities, public health, Healthwatch, care providers, the voluntary sector, the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and other research partners.

The BOB ICP vision is for everyone who lives in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the Berkshire West (‘BOB’) area, to have the best possible start in life, to live happier, healthier lives for longer, and to get the right support when they need it.

“We recognise the places and circumstances in which people live and work influence their health – our housing, our local environment, the cost of living, our employment and our communities – which is why we need to work together to address this.”

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If the BOB Integrated Care Partnership is to achieve the vision for our population, it must develop a strategy, with clear priorities it will take forward across the partnership. The BOB Integrated Care Partnership has proposed a number of key priorities.

These are based on a commitment from our partner organisations to work together to improve people’s health and wellbeing and reduce the inequalities in health experienced by people across our populations.

The Partnership is developing a strategy that builds on its current joint local health and wellbeing strategies.

These have been developed between NHS, local authority and other partners at local authority level. We have worked with members of our partner organisations, the voluntary sector, and others to understand their areas of focus and ambitions.

The BOB ICP strategy will set the direction for our health and care system, linking with local plans, to meet the health and wellbeing needs of people who live in the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West area.

The Partnership wants to work with local people and partner organisations to shape the future of health and social care in response to local needs.

“We want people, communities and partner organisations to get involved in the development of this strategy, as it will inform plans and proposals for the future of our health and care.”

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The draft principles will guide everything the Partnership does.

The draft priorities outline the areas where the Partnership expects to do more together, locally and across the health and care system, to improve health and wellbeing in a manner that is fair and inclusive. These are included in the document ‘BOB ICP – strategic priorities‘.

The BOB Integrated Care Partnership want feedback on these proposals so are sharing these with our wider partners and with people who live or work in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.

There are a number of ways you can get involved with developing the ICP strategy:

  • Complete an online survey below or hard copy survey is also available
  • Join one of our online meetings (January 2023 – dates and times to be confirmed)
  • Email us at engagement.bobics@nhs.net(External link) or write to us at Freepost BOB INTEGRATED CARE BOARD (Note: when using this Freepost address please ensure BOB INTEGRATED CARE BOARD is written in capital letters)

You can give your views from 13 December 2022 until the end of 29 January 2023.