Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Triangle - a brand new newsletter about the work of the BSW Partnership Integrated Care System.

The Triangle replaces our previous newsletter, Stop Press, and contains a mix of news and updates from across the BSW Partnership showing how we are working to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, tackle health and care inequalities and improve services for everyone.

We’ve called our new newsletter the Triangle and we’ve also used a prominent triangle design in our new visual identity. We’ve done this to represent the three geographical areas that make up our partnership, but also to reflect the connectedness, collaboration and working together that is at the heart of everything we do.

We’ll be circulating the Triangle every two months. Look out for future editions where you can expect to read more about the ways we are working to integrate health and care for the benefit of everyone in our local area.

Thank you for reading and please let us know what you think about the Triangle by sending an email to bswccg.partnership@nhs.net

Best wishes

Tracey Cox

Senior Responsible Officer

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Partnership

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Stephanie Elsy

Independent Chair

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Partnership

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  • 7th May 2021
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Thanks to staff and volunteers as BSW marks first anniversary of vaccine programme

December marks the first anniversary of the Covid-19 vaccine being available across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, and thanks have been given to the army of staff and volunteers who have helped make the programme a triumphant success. Since the first vaccine was given at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon on…

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New health and care model for BSW: Please help us Shape a Healthier Future and get involved

The BSW Partnership is developing a new plan for how we would like health and care to work for people in the future. We want to make sure we get it right, so we want to know what you think! The health and care model focuses on five areas – all aiming to make sure…

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CEO appointed to lead partnership of health and care organisations

Sue Harriman has been appointed as Chief Executive Designate of the BSW Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB), which is due to be established in April 2022. Sue is currently CEO of Solent NHS Community and Mental Health Trust in Hampshire. The BSW ICB will be a new statutory NHS organisation responsible for planning and delivering…

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Helping people in BSW to stop smoking

The BSW Partnership is to invest over £210,000 over the next twelve months on treating tobacco dependency and helping people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) to stop smoking and live healthier lives. Treating local dependency on tobacco is a key strand of the NHS’s Long Term Plan for health and…

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Working towards a greener health and care system in BSW

The BSW Partnership has agreed to increase its focus on environmental and sustainability issues and to ensure the green agenda is high on its list of priorities as the NHS works towards its stated goal of becoming the world’s first health service to become carbon neutral by 2040. Dr Nick Watts, NHS England NHS Improvement…

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Working together to help people age well

A team of clinicians, representatives from hospitals, local VCSE sector groups, care homes and community providers are overseeing a programme of work for the BSW Partnership to help local older people receive the best care. BSW Partnership’s Ageing Well workstream is pulling together a number of projects all designed to ensure people receive the care…

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Do you have the vision to shape the future of health and care for people in BSW?

The BSW Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) is looking to recruit a number of Non-Executive Directors to help us on our journey to become a thriving Integrated Care System (ICS). We are looking to recruit five Non-Executive Directors to work with us in areas including finance, audit, community and public engagement, quality and renumeration and…

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Joined up approach to improve experience of end of life care for patients and families

A new plan to make life better for local people requiring specialist care at the end of their lives has been awarded funding by the BSW Partnership. The plan looks to improve the choices and care provided for people over the age of 18 and their families requiring palliative and end of life care across…

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Covid vaccination programme continues at pace throughout BSW

Local people have continued to gain protection against infection from Covid over the past weeks as the Covid vaccination programme in BSW continues. More than 1.2 million vaccines have been delivered since the programme began last December with 530,000 people receiving their two doses and 702,000 receiving their first. It is estimated that a further…

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Under pressure health and care services across BSW ask people to make the right choices

Health and care leaders in BSW have urged the public to help protect services for those most in need by making the right choices over the coming weeks when it comes to healthcare. As Covid levels across BSW continue to rise, frontline staff are required to self-isolate and hospitals, GP surgeries, social care, mental health…

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