Welcome

Hello and welcome to #BSWTogether – a brand new newsletter for people working at partner organisations in the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System (ICS) – BSW Partnership. The BSW Partnership was established in December 2020 and brings together our three local authorities, three hospital trusts, a clinical commissioning group…

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Win a £20 voucher! (we thought this would get your attention!)

How much do you know about the BSW Partnership? As a key member of our BSW Partnership workforce, we want you to be involved and we’re really keen to hear from you! In particular, we’d like to make sure #BSWTogether is useful for you and the starting point for that is understanding whether you’re already…

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BSW Partners work together to help care homes and residents during the pandemic

People working at a number of different organisations across the BSW Partnership have shared how an approach to working together has helped to prevent and manage outbreaks of Covid in care homes during the past year. A joined up approach to working together has seen teams from local authority adult social care, Deprivation of Liberty…

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The BSW Academy – unlocking potential, inspiring ambition and creating a culture where people can thrive

The BSW Academy is a new inclusive initiative that will help to unite and develop the BSW Partnership’s entire 34, 000 strong workforce by investing in leadership, learning, innovation, improvement and inclusion. The Academy will unlock potential, inspire ambition and create a culture where people can thrive and deliver great experiences and outcomes for people…

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Third sector and BSW Partnership working to improve mental health services

The hundreds of charity and voluntary sector organisations that work hand in hand with the providers that make up the BSW Partnership, play a crucial role in helping to deliver services and offer support to local people. Third sector organisation partners working in areas such as housing and homelessness, support for older people and support…

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Helping the community during lockdown

The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub was one of a number of partnerships which provided a lifeline to local residents during the Covid pandemic. The multi-agency group has helped to provide a community response to assist those who are at highest risk of serious illness if they contract Covid. Wiltshire Council teamed up with volunteer groups, voluntary…

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Advanced Clinical Practitioners driving change in care

As organisations across the BSW Partnership work together in a more seamless way, new roles have started to emerge which will help to improve and drive change through partnership working. Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) are a great example of this. They typically come from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and…

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