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.
BOB Excellence Centre launched to help those in support roles in health and social care develop their skills
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.
#Movingis campaign launches to help people in the BOB area to become more active - 13 May
BOB STP seeks Independent Chair
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.
BOB STP secures £12.921 million of funding for new world class NHS facilities
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.
#MovingCan campaign launches to help people in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to improve their health and wellbeing
Take action to reduce your risk of developing diabetes type 2 during Diabetes Prevention Week 16 - 22 April
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.