Monthly Archives: September 2021

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Invitation to CCG Governing Bodies in common and Annual Public Meetings – 9 September

You are invited to join the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups Governing Bodies meetings in common, followed by their shared Annual Public Meetings, on Thursday 9 September.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meetings will be held virtually via a videolink, (MS teams) but members of the public are welcome to join the online events and are encouraged to submit questions in advance.

The Governing Bodies meetings in common will take place from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and will hear an update about progress in patient care, an overview of performance of local health services and finances.

For information on how to join the Governing Bodies meetings in common on 9 September and to see the papers being presented see here or visit: https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/governingbodymeeting-dates-2021-22/

Questions for the Governing Bodies in common can be submitted up to 9am on Tuesday 7 September to bwccg.enquiries@nhs.net  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the meetings in common.*

The Annual Public Meetings (APMs) take place virtually via videolink (MS teams) from 3.30pm until 4.30pm and will include a presentation of the annual accounts of each CCG followed by a review of their local health services over the past year.

Questions for the APMs can also be submitted in writing up to 9am Tuesday 7 September with a clear note to say the question is for the APMs to bwccg.enquiries@nhs.net There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the APMs*
Click here to join the meeting or visit https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/governingbodymeeting-dates-2021-22/

Notes

  1. * In most cases, a response to questions submitted to the Governing Bodies meetings in common and the APMs by the deadline (9am Tues 7 Sept) will be provided by email before or after the meetings.  However, questions that arrive after this time, or require a more detailed response, will be responded to, and published on CCG websites no later than 20 days after the meeting.
  2. In February 2021 the Department of Health and Social Care published a white paper that included a broad set of proposals for legislation which will be introduced to parliament later this year with a view that they will be enacted ahead of March 2022.  The white paper proposes putting each Integrated Care System (Oxfordshire is part of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West -BOB ICS) onto a statutory footing and the core CCG functions will be transferred to the ICS.
  3. While there is much that will be defined in guidance and legislation later in 2021 it is likely that a new commissioning organisation will be created across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire West.
  4. In the meantime, the three CCGs remain separate statutory bodies and must organise themselves so that they are able to deliver their functions effectively and efficiently in 2021/22 whilst also planning the transition of these functions to the new ICS body. This work has already started by aligning the governance arrangements across the CCGs and to start developing ‘committees meeting in common’.

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Health on the Move van back in Bucks

The Health on the Move van is back in Bucks this week, bringing more COVID vaccinations to Buckinghamshire with stops at Gerrards Cross, Chesham and High Wycombe.

If you have not had your vaccination yet, now is the time to do it – the Health on the Move van makes getting your jab as convenient as possible. If you have the chance to visit the van, please don’t delay.

These drop-in mobile clinics will be offering first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged 40 and over.

NHS guidance is currently to leave a gap of at least eight weeks between vaccination doses.

The bus, which is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, will be at the locations listed below between 21 July and 1 August.

Please note – all dates and venues may be subject to last minute scheduling changes, so please check here for the latest updates.

  • Friday 3 Sep, 10am-1pm – Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre, East Common, SL9 7AD
  • Saturday 4 Sep, 10am-3pm – Chesham Market, High Street, Chesham
  • Sunday 5 Sep, 10am- 1pm – The Hive, 1-2 Arnison Avenue, High Wycombe, HP13 6DD

More visits are planned for Aylesbury, Chesham and High Wycombe the following week.

If you have not yet had your vaccination and cannot, or are not eligible to, attend any of the mobile drop-in clinics, you can instead book your appointment at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 for free.

Appointments are now available for anyone aged 16+.

You can find out the latest updates on walk-in vaccination clinics in Buckinghamshire – which are now vaccinating young people aged 16-17 by clicking here.