David Clayton-Smith has been appointed to the role of Independent Chair of the Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS).

The application submitted by Chief Executives to become a Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) Integrated Care System (ICS) has been approved by NHS England/NHS Improvement. The BOB ICS will bring together health and care organisations to work more closely to respond to the needs of local communities and the 1.8 million people within the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West area.

The BOB Excellence Centre was launched this month to improve the quality of and access to, vocational training for support staff working in health and social care across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.