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.



BOB STP is pleased to be supporting the #MovingIs campaign, which runs from 13 May 2019 for a week, as part of our prevention work programme, which supports people to make and maintain positive lifestyle behaviour.



To help us on this next stage of the journey, we are looking for an Independent Chair who can provide non-executive and independent leadership to our STP.





Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, announced funding for three new health schemes in the BOB STP area (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West), including the first unit in the area, designed to provide accommodation for patients with autism and learning disabilities.

The funding for the three schemes has been announced as part of £963 million being allocated to 75 new schemes across the country, to give more patients world-class care in world-class facilities - as part of a major investment in the long-term future of the NHS.

In the BOB STP area three major projects have received a total of £12.921m million.

As part of Diabetes Prevention Week (16-22 April), residents across Berkshire, Oxford and Buckinghamshire are being urged to eat healthily and be more active, to help reduce their risk of developing diabetes type 2.

The amount of people in the region over 17, who have diabetes, has increased from 4.3% in 2009/10 to 4.8% in 2016/17, with 76,733 being diagnosed with the condition.

A lack of exercise, poor diet and being overweight are all risk factors in developing the diabetes type 2.