BOB ICS Publishes Update on the Development of its Five Year Plan

The Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS) has published an interim report on the development of its five year plan.

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 will describe how the BOB ICS will deliver the requirements of NHS Long Term Plan ( and address BOB ICS’s specific priorities.


Fiona Wise, BOB ICS Executive Lead said:

“The BOB ICS is fully committed to being open and transparent about how our five year plan is developing. This document is the first step in that process.

“We are ambitious for the communities we serve. We want to prevent ill health, improve care for patients, reduce pressure on staff and make the best use of the funding available to us.

The development of our five year plan is just the start. We can only achieve our ambitions by working together and continuing to listen to and discuss with the communities we serve what changes to health and care will look and feel like in the future.

Thoughts and comments on the suggested priorities, opportunities and challenges are welcomed. As this document is a first step in developing our plan, it does mean that some of the content covers broad themes and headlines, which is why the detail from others’ perspectives would be much appreciated.”


Our Timeline


9th September

BOB ICS publishes Improving Health and Care in Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West as the first step in developing the BOB ICS Five Year Plan


Views are invited on the BOB ICS suggested priorities by 18th October


Late September

Publication of a slide pack summarising the key points from the first draft of the BOB ICS “technical submission” to NHS England/ NHS Improvement


Early October

We will publish the full draft of the “technical submission” sent to NHS England/NHS Improvement – this will describe the responses to the deliverables required in the Long Term Plan


18 October

Deadline to give your thoughts and views on the priorities described in Improving Health and Care in Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West


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



Next Steps – we welcome your views


We would welcome your views on our priorities. Please do email them to the following contact addresses by 18 October 2019:



Berkshire West: