Primary Care includes General Practice, community pharmacy, optometry (eye health) and dentistry services. These services provide the first point of contact for patients, have an ongoing connection with local communities, and are essential to improving the ‘whole person’ health of our population across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB).

After many months of engagement with patients, the wider public, our health and care partners,  volunteer organisations and other key stakeholders, BOB ICB has published its Primary Care Strategy to transform these services and make primary care sustainable and accessible into the future.

We currently deliver some outstanding primary care across BOB, but services are under considerable pressure. We know we have inequalities in outcomes for our patients, workforce gaps and high workload. These challenges require new ways of working across the whole health and care system.