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Supporting BOB ICS COVID19 Incident communications

SCW Communications team has been supporting Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire (BOB) ICS Incident Team since level 4 major incident was called across the NHS.

The work has been incredibly varied and fact paced - liaising with the army as Mobile Testing Units were set up across the region, with DHSC in support of regional testing centres - the SCW Communications Team provided key information for staff and media and supporting collateral for use by system partners, dealing with MP and Councillor queries and FAQs for the public.

Communications to support the massive organisation and distribution of PPE, bringing together communications for GPs as health services changed (and gradually reopen), and targeted local campaigns to encourage people to still get health advice during lockdown - these are just a small sample of the work SCW Communications has provided over the last few months of COVID19.

SCW value added: Perhaps the biggest part has been to bring together communications teams across the local health system to help them work through issues, find solutions, act as a conduit between them and the BOB Incident Team, NHSEI and other Government/local partners and be their sounding board for a far more collaborative system.

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