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

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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Virtual wards improving life for care home residents

Residents of care homes in Wiltshire have benefited from a joined up approach to their health and wellbeing thanks to an innovative new scheme to introduce virtual ward rounds. The joint scheme has been developed by Wiltshire Health and Care, Wiltshire Council, the Royal United Hospital, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, local…

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BSW Partnership Board Meetings in Public – your chance to ask questions and get involved

Please note: the date of the next Partnership Board meeting is Friday 1st October, not Friday 17th September as advertised in the Triangle newsletter If you would like to find out more about how health and care services across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire are run and have your say, you can do so by attending…

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ICS leaders meet with local voluntary sector groups to set path for closer involvement

Key Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire met with BSW Partnership leaders recently to discuss how they can contribute to the development of integrated care in the region over the coming years. BSW Partnership chair designate Stephanie Elsy and Senior Responsible Officer Tracey Cox met…

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