Health and care partners in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West are asking for people’s views on local health and social care.

The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB) wants feedback on a set of priorities that will help them with planning how health and social care are delivered over the next five years.

Five key topics

BOB ICB is particularly keen to hear from people on the following topics:

  • Promoting and protecting health – supporting people to keep healthy and well, with a focus on prevention, inequalities and vaccination and immunisation.
  • Start well – helping children achieve the best start in life, focusing on maternity services, children’s mental health, children’s learning disabilities, children’s neurodiversity and children with long term health conditions.
  • Live well – supporting people and communities to live happy and healthy lives, with particular interest in long term conditions, adult mental health, adult neurodiversity and cancer services.
  • Age well – enabling people to stay healthy and live independently for longer, looking at frailty and community multidisciplinary teams.
  • Quality and access – creating access to the right care in the best place, reviewing primary care, urgent and emergency care, planned care and palliative and end of life care.

Have your say by visiting the YourVoiceInBOB website, or by emailing engagement.bobics@nhs.net, before Monday 8 May 2023.

Alternatively, you can call 0300 123 4465, or write to Communications and Engagement Team Freepost, BOB INTEGRATED CARE BOARD.

Please note, if you wish to use this Freepost address BOB INTERGRATED CARE BOARD must be written in capital letters.

Working together

BOB ICB is working with NHS Trusts and local authorities including Buckinghamshire Council to create a Joint Forward Plan.

This sets out how services will work for local people, and how the ambitions in BOB ICB’s Integrated Care Strategy will be realised.

The Joint Forward Plan is focused on the five key topics above – so this is a chance for local people to share their views on the work that’s been done so far, as well as to shape what comes next.

A change of Chair

BOB ICB has also announced that Sim Scavazza will step up as Chair as Javed Khan takes a period of extended leave.

Sim is Deputy Chair of the University of the Arts, London and was previously Chair of The Mentor UK for over 10 years, helping to protect children and young people from the harms of alcohol and substance misuse. She is also a non-executive director at Imperial College Healthcare NH Trust.

Published on 25 Apr, 2023

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