Shaping a Healthier Future – Together

In early 2020 we published the priorities for the delivery of health and care services but shortly afterwards had to focus our resources on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are now returning to these plans in light of the learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic, testing whether our health and care model is still the right one or whether we need to make any changes. Covid has sped up the collaboration between services and we have adopted a number of new ways of working in order to continue caring for local people and keeping them and our workforce safe.

With these new changes, and with your help, we need to review and refresh the guiding principles for our health and care model and ensure it meets the future needs of our population and helps us in our journey of recovery from Covid.

Our health and care model will set out what we want health and care to be like for people in the next ten years and will provide a framework to ensure we take a coordinated approach to how we design and plan services across our partner organisations.

Alongside the refresh of our system-wide health and care model, the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) has the opportunity to bid for government funding to transform the way it delivers care. Some of this funding has already been confirmed with the Dyson Cancer Centre now formally approved to proceed. Further funding will be needed to support the future BSW model of care which will focus on greater integration, a person-centred approach and care closer to home. The outcomes from our Shaping a Healthier Future engagement will be used to support the RUH with its bid for government funding. Therefore our engagement activity will cover Mendip and South Gloucestershire that are within the RUH catchment area.


Please help us Shape a Healthier Future and get involved

Tell us what you think

Since March we’ve been working with clinicians, staff, patients and carers to gather feedback and comments on Shaping a Healthier Future’s principles, as well as to gather insight and user experience of our health and care services. We now want to expand this work into the wider community to allow our local population to get involved.

We need your experience and input from the beginning and at every stage of this process.

Your feedback will help shape priorities and provide valuable information to the future of care in Shaping a Healthier Future.
Please complete our Shaping a Healthier Future online survey – we would really like to hear your views.

Online workshops

If you would like to find out more about our plans then sign up, register your interest and come along to one of our virtual public events. This is your opportunity to have your say about the health and care model and how it will impact you, your family and your neighbourhood. We will talk through the model in more detail and then you will have a chance to say what you think, tell us what might be missing, what you like and don't like and ask any questions you may have. We are really keen to talk to as many people from local communities in the BSW area so please come along and take part.

Sign up for the evening session - 8th December from 6.30 - 7.30pm
Sign up for the lunchtime session - 9th December from 12.30 - 1.30pm

We will send out an invitation in advance of the event you have registered for.

Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to working with you in Shaping a Healthier Future – Together.

Resources for partners

Click the links below to download Shaping a Healthier Future resources

Survey leaflet   -   Survey poster

Engagement leaflet   -   Engagement poster