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James Scott has been appointed as the People Strategy Programme Director for the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (ICS).

He will work closely with the Strategy Programme’s Senior Responsible Officers[1] and leaders from acute, community, mental health and ambulance trusts, local government and other partners to help deliver our workforce transformation priorities.

Immediate workforce transformation priorities for James are:

  1. To define the workforce projects we are going to work on over the next two years, ensuring they also support our wider BOB priorities and deliver our national priorities.
  2. To ensure the People Strategy Programme project groups have system-wide health and social care representation, skills, expertise, etc.
  3. To identify examples of best practice and existing work that we enhance and develop as a system

James joined the NHS in 2008 after training as a computer scientist and working as a senior researcher for the University of Exeter’s School of Business and Economics. He was a General Manager in several London hospitals, a senior programme manager in NHS Improvement, and until May this year was the Head of Strategy and Planning for Great Ormond Street Hospitals for Children.

James said: “I am genuinely thrilled to be doing this job. I live in Bucks and grew up in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, so I already feel well connected to BOB. I also truly believe in ‘systems’ and collaborative working and am looking forward to working with colleagues to help make BOB a great place to work and improve health and care for our patients.”

If you would like to find out how you can be involved in the people strategy programme, please contact James via email




Bridget O’Kelly, Director of Organisational Development and Workforce Transformation, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Don Fairley, Chief People Officer, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. Jane Nicholson, Director of People, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Melanie Saunders, Director of Human Resources and Organisational development, South Central Ambulance Services Foundation Trust. Tim Boylin, Director of Human Resources, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Terry Roberts, Chief People Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust