The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System is developing a strategy to further develop the local health and care system and reduce inequality.
The ICS is a group of organisations which plan and provide health and social care services for people who live and work in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, West Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham.
We know that the places and circumstances in which people live and work influence their health. These include housing, the local environment, the cost of living, employment and our communities. The organisations making up the ICS aim to work together to address these.
The ICS will work with local people and communities to set the direction of the strategy and agree a common set of priorities for the partnership, linking with plans already in place to meet local needs while taking pressure off services.
The ICS is now seeking feedback on these proposed priorities from wider partners and people who live or work in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.
The draft strategy proposes priorities in the following categories:
The public feedback will refine the principles and priorities and a further draft of the strategy will be published in the new year. The ICS will continue to engage with stakeholders and the public as the work progresses.
A printed copy of the survey is available by post or by telephone for people without online access. An easy read version of the draft strategy is also being produced and it can be translated or produced in braille on demand. Please contact 0300 123 4465 or email engagement.BOBICS@nhs.net
You can also join one of their online public meetings:
The joining links will be posted on the ICP strategy engagement page nearer the time.