Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire West Integrated Care System

In our area the ICS covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West; otherwise referred to as BOB. 

The BOB ICS covers a population of 1.8 million, three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) including Oxfordshire CCG, six NHS Trusts and 14 local authorities and 166 GP practices, working together as 45 Primary Care Networks.

For more information about Integrated Care Systems see the NHS England information booklet.


The Future Arrangements for NHS Commissioning in Our Area

We are asking for views on proposals about the future of commissioning arrangements in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.

The proposal document is available here.

Whatever commissioning arrangements are put in place in the future, our priority is making sure local needs are addressed, that we provide people with access to quality healthcare and that we reduce the health inequalities that exist today.

We have a responsibility to make sure valuable resources are used wisely and in the best way to support people in living longer, happier, healthier and more independently into their old age.

Over the past year, we have been exploring how our organisations can work more effectively to meet our shared ambition. This work, along with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), has helped to shape our thinking about what any future arrangements could look like.


Please complete the online questionnaire here or download the questionnaire and send your responses by email or post, by midnight on 1 December 2019, to OCCG:

Email: OCCG.media-team@nhs.net

Post: Oxfordshire CCG Communications and Engagement Team, Jubilee House, John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South, Oxford OX4 2LH


Thank you for taking the time to fill in this survey on the proposals set out in the engagement document. 


Development of the BOB ICS Five Year Plan

On 9 September, the BOB ICS published an interim report on the development of its five year plan. 

We would welcome your views on our priorities. Whilst the deadline (18 October) for feedback for this iteration of the BOB Five Year plan has passed. If you would like to give your feedback, we will ensure it is passed on and considered wherever possible as the plan develops.  Please email: OCCG.media-team@nhs.net  

The report Improving Health and Care in Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West describes the range of organisations involved in the BOB ICS, how they work together and how they are developing their priorities and plans for the next five years.

The BOB ICS five year, one system plan will set out how all ICS partners will work together locally and together at scale to meet the current and future health and care needs of the communities they serve.

It describes how the BOB ICS will deliver the requirements of NHS Long Term Plan (www.longtermplan.nhs.uk) and address BOB ICS’s specific priorities.

Timeline for next steps

1st November

Final technical submission sent to NHS England/NHS Improvement

End of November

Final plan published, following review by NHS England/ NHS Improvement 


Continued engagement with communities and stakeholders