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Partnership Principles

The four primary shared principles which we want to drive behaviours in our partnership work to are:

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We recognise the differing professional, regulatory and cultural contexts of the VCSE and the NHS and consider them to be complementary. We know that we have more in common as we are all committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the population of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.

As we work towards a truly integrated care system that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities, we need to consider:

  • How we work towards becoming stronger NHS-VCSE partners
  • How we as NHS-VCSE partners work with the population, people and communities

There is a Memomandum of Understanding between the Alliance on behalf of the VCSE sector and the ICB on behalf of the NHS. It sets out seven areas where we want to grow trust, be purposeful, building inclusivity and foster community.

Shared Principles

The four primary shared principles which we want to drive behaviours in our partnership work are:


People and communities across BOB depend on the quality of our interactions. We want to grow trust between our sectors, organisations and people so that our collective assets are used to best effect, our partnership is strengthened, and health and wellbeing is improved.


Whenever we work together, from an individual case to a major transformation challenge, we will take decisions together on the best way forward and follow through with agreed actions that will bring about change and be better for people and communities.


We are working together to further strengthen community life because we recognise that vibrant and resilient communities are essential for health and wellbeing.


We are working together towards becoming open to everyone in our communities, especially for those experiencing inequalities in access, outcomes, and quality. We will prioritise including people and communities who are marginalised or excluded and meet people where they are, as they are.

Further Reading

Read the MOU

Download the signed Memorandum of Understanding

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