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.

It states, 'Experts from Birmingham University have said efforts to reduce hospital backlogs are not enough and that it is “impossible” for the existing frontline workers to tackle increasing waiting lists.'.

"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 20 July 2022 to hear about "The Integrated Care Board"

South Reading Patient Voice meets online and in person in Meeting Room 1 at RISC, 35-39, London Street at 6pm-7.25pm on Wednesday, 20th July 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

To join the meeting click here.

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

It will be possible to attend remotely - please email to request access.

BOB CCGs Governing Bodies Meet in Common for Last Time - 1.30pm 9 June 2022

The Governing Bodies of the BOB CCGs meet (in common) for the last time at 1.30pm on Thursday 9th June 2022.

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