Bath and North East Somerset has a population of 211,000 people registered with one of 24 GP practices.

The B&NES area is less ethnically diverse than the UK as a whole, with 90 per cent of local residents defining their ethnicity as White British.

There is a significantly higher proportion of residents aged 20-24 years than there is nationally, which can be attributed to the high student population.

The overall population of B&NES is expected to increase to nearly 200,000 by 2024, an increase of 11 per cent from 2014. The B&NES local housing strategy is expected to create an additional 13,000 homes by 2029 and will increase the local population by 16 per cent.

Population projections suggest there will be large increases in the number of older people in B&NES. For example, by 2029 the number of over 75s in the population is projected to increase by 36 per cent (approximately 6,000 people) compared with 2016.

There are significant variations in life expectancy related to socio-economic inequality.  For someone living in the most deprived area of B&NES, they can expect to die at a younger age than someone in the most affluent area of B&NES (9.2 years for men and 5.2 years for women).

Priorities for B&NES:

Provide more joined-up care

Consider the whole person

Focus on prevention

Reduce social isolation

Build community capacity

Guide people through the system

Value our workforce and volunteers

Share information more effectively

Embrace new technology

What we’ve worked on so far: 

Out of hospital discharge and care model

Developing a new model to help people go home from hospital more easily

Living well with long term conditions and frailty

Helping people affected by long terms conditions get the help and care they need through developing the resources to manage chronic disease in the community

Reducing inequity

Using technology to help improve access to services

New hospital programme

Developing the future care model for urgent care, complex needs, critical care, planned care, diagnostics, long-term conditions and women and children’s health

BaNES Primary Care Networks

Our integrated health and care strategy was the first to bring together our joint approach to health and care provision across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire and was developed through a process of collaboration by health and care leaders from across the BSW area.

Bath Independents

Clinical Lead: Dr Daisy Curling

Batheaston Medical Centre

Fairfield Park Health Centre

Widcombe Surgery


Clinical Lead: Dr Charles Bleakley

St Augustines Surgery

Temple House Surgery

Westview Surgery

Heart of Bath

Clinical Lead: Dr Aron Gadhok

Oldfield Surgery

St James’s Surgery

Junction Road Surgery


Clinical Lead: Dr James Brooks

The Pulteney Practice

University Medical Centre


Clinical Lead: Dr Sam Robinson

Combe Down

Newbridge Surgery

Rush Hill Surgery

St Michaels Surgery

Three Valleys

Clinical Lead: Dr Liz Hersch

Chew Medical Practice

Elm Hayes Surgery

Harptree Surgery

Hillcrest Surgery

Hope House Surgery

Somerton House

St Chads Surgery

St Mary's Surgery

Westfield Surgery

Working with the voluntary and community sectors

The BSW Partnership works with a wide range of voluntary and community sector organisations across Bath and North East Somerset. During the Covid pandemic, our voluntary sector partners played a key role in helping to support vulnerable members of our communities.  Although there are too many to list here at present, some of the organisations we work with in Bath and North East Somerset include:

Bath and North East Somerset Third Sector Group (3SG)

3SG have been providing support to charities and social enterprises in Bath and North East Somerset since 2016 and work with local charities, community groups and social enterprises in Bath, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, rural areas and the Chew Valley.

Julian House is a charity that supports vulnerable and at-risk individuals including men, women and young people experiencing homelessness, women and children escaping domestic abuse, adults with learning difficulties and people who need support after leaving prison.

Bath Mind is a local independent mental health charity working across Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire working to promote and nurture everyone’s mental health through the provision of information, activities, advice and support.

Age UK Bath & North East Somerset is an independent charity working in Bath and North East Somerset to offer support and services to older people.