Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Triangle - a 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 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.

The Triangle is circulated 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

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  • 7th May 2021
  • May 2021

Health and care partners working together to help

Hospitals, GP surgeries, care providers and local authorities in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) have been working closely together to help relieve pressure on hospital beds due to the number of patients with covid, staff illness and the usual pressures on services experienced during winter. The care providers have supported each…

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Shaping a healthier future together – listening to your views

In The Triangle at the end of last year we told you about our plans for how we would like health and care services to work for local people in the future. We said we wanted to make sure our plans were right, so we asked local people to tell us what they thought. After…

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Working together in BSW to tackle health inequalities

As part of its ongoing work to address inequalities the BSW Partnership is developing a new strategy to make sure that tackling inequalities is everybody’s business and that there is a long-term commitment to addressing these issues across BSW. Inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences that can impact on health across different communities driven by…

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Patients rate new at-home Covid-19 treatment five stars out of five

The first patients in BSW to benefit from a new at-home treatment for Covid-19 have spoken highly of their experience. Hundreds of people across the region have so far had their Covid-19 diagnosis treated remotely via the Oximetry @Home service, which monitors the oxygen levels of clinically vulnerable patients through a mobile device. The collected…

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Covid vaccination clinics held in temple, football ground and pubs to help more people stay well

People living in seldom heard communities and in areas where uptake of the Covid vaccination has been traditionally low have been helped to have easy access to vaccinations through a series of pop-up clinics over the past few weeks. The clinics, which have been held in a Sikh temple, a football ground and pub in…

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Non-Executive Directors appointed to BSW Integrated Care Board

Four Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) to oversee the development and planning of integrated health and care services for the local population. The new NEDs are Dr Claire Feehily, Non-Executive Director for Audit, Julian Kirby, Non-Executive Director for Public and…

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Local authorities and VCSE groups play key role in helping people to get better in their own homes

Local authorities and VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) Groups in BSW have been helping local health and care services by providing vital support to people to make sure they are getting the support they need when they get home from hospital. The Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) Community Wellbeing Hub, a collaboration between BaNES…

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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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