Who We Work With
We work with a range of health and social care partners to deliver healthcare across Oxfordshire. Collaborative working, shared decision making and jointly (as well as locally) defined priorities are crucial in our bid to make the best use of available resources.
The Health and Wellbeing Board
The Health and Wellbeing Board (H&WB) is the principal structure responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Oxfordshire. The Board is chaired by the leader of Oxfordshire County Council and is vice-chaired by the lead GP of Oxfordshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group.
It is a partnership between Local Government, the NHS and the people of Oxfordshire, and board members include local GPs, senior Councillors, Healthwatch Oxfordshire and senior officers from Local Government. They work together to meet people’s health and social care needs and to ensure efficient use of resources to meet a set of identified priorities.
The Oxfordshire Wellbeing Network brings together local organisations – whatever their community of interest.
It will ensure the H&WB listens to and involves organisations and communities not currently represented on the Board and takes into account their voices when developing the county's integrated health and care system for the future.
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS)
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 the BOB ICS please do here.
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) runs ambulance services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. SCAS handle around 500,000 emergency and urgent calls each year.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of mental health and community services for people of all ages in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. The trust oversees the clinical services of four hospitals:
Oxford City Council provides services such as planning, leisure facilities and housing for around 150,000 residents. Our locality groups work with colleagues at the Oxford City Council to involve local communities in the commissioning of healthcare across the city.
Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for providing key local services such as schools, social services, the fire service and roads. We work with them to make sure that health is provided to people across the county in an efficient and effective manner.
South Oxfordshire District Council cover an area of nearly 260 square miles. Its boundary reaches from the edge of the City of Oxford in the north-west along the borders of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire to the outskirts of Reading in the south. It has four main towns: Didcot, Henley, Thame and Wallingford. Our locality groups work with colleagues at South Oxfordshire District Council to involve local communities in the commissioning of healthcare for the area.
Vale of White Horse District Council
Vale of White Horse District Council are responsible for a predominantly rural district with market towns in Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage, and also covers Botley, on the outskirts of Oxford. Our locality groups work with colleagues at the Vale to involve local communities in the commissioning of healthcare for the Vale.
Cherwell District Council
Predominantly rural with three urban centres; Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington. Cherwell District Council and our locality groups work to involve local communities in the commissioning of healthcare for Cherwell.
West Oxfordshire District Council
West Oxfordshire District Council covers a predominantly rural area which includes the market towns of Witney, Chipping Norton and Woodstock. Our locality groups work with colleagues at West Oxfordshire District Council to involve local communities in the commissioning of healthcare for the district.
Oxfordshire CCG also comissions healthcare services from a number of private providers.