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Inaugural Meeting of BOB Integrated Care Board - 10am 1st July 2022


With the Health and Social Care Act 2022 coming into force on Friday 1st July 2022, our Clinical Commissioning Group will be dissolved and commissioning of services will be the responsibility of the BOB Integrated Care Board. This moves away from commissioning dominated by GPs to a top-down system with commissioning of services at a more strategic level - the BOB area (Buckinghamshire, Oxfotdshire and Berkshire West) has about 2.5 million people. The act gives NHS organisations a duty

Birmingham University Study shows BOB 12th out of 42 in Surgical Need


The Sunday Times reports on a Birmingham University study on waiting lists for surgery, showing that our BOB area is 12th in need of the 42 Integrated Care System areas, with a need for 88.6 procedures per 1,000 people.

"The Advocacy People" takes over Healthwatch Reading

The charity "The Advocacy People" has taken over from the charity "Healthwatch Reading " to deliver the Healthwatch service in Reading, following re-tendering of the contract by Reading Borough Council. All staff have been transferred.

There is a new helpline number for Healthwatch Reading: 0118 214 5579

The Advocacy People have been providing the Healthwatch service in West Berkshire and recently in Wokingham as well as other places in the South East.

South Reading Patient Voice meets at 6pm on Wed 15 June 2022 to hear about "The Integrated Care Board"

South Reading Patient Voice meets online and in person in Meeting Room 3 at RISC, 35-39, London Street at 6pm-7.25pm on Wednesday, 15th June 2022.

We will hear a talk from Belinda Seston, Interim Director of Place Partnerships for the BOB Integrated Care System on "The Integrated Care System Board".

We will also hear news from local NHS providers, Patient Participation Groups etc.

BOB Primary Care Commissioning Groups in Common meet at 10.00am on Thursday 16th June 2022


The final meeting of the CCG Primary Care Commissioning Groups for the BOB CCGs takes place at 10.00am on Thursday 16th June 2022.

Questions should be subnmitted in advance to bccg.primarycare@nhs.net

Reading's Health and Wellbeing Board meets at 2pm on Fri 15th July


Reading Health and Wellbeing Board will meet at 2pm in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre on Bridge Street on Friday, 15th July 2022.

Questions should be submitted a couple of weeks in advance to Nicky.Simpson@reading.gov.uk

Core20Plus5 - the NHS England Initiative to Reduce Health Inequalities

NHS England has a national strategy for tackling health inequalities known as Core20Plus5 .

This targets a population consisting of those in the 20% most deprived areas in England PLUS other groups identified as suffering from poor health by their local Integrated Care System.

5 particular services are emphasised for these patients.

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