Wiltshire has a near equal population split between males and females. Children and young people (0-19 years) make up approximately 20 per cent of the population, while those aged over 65 represent 22 per cent.
The population is projected to increase to more than 524,000 by 2030 and, between 2016 and 2030, it is estimated there will be a 41 per cent increase in those over the age of 65 years.
More than 20,000 people (four per cent) live in an area considered to be deprived. In contrast, more than 145,000 people (30 per cent) in Wiltshire live in the nationally least deprived quintile of areas.
According to Wiltshire Council’s Corporate Equality Plan 2017, Wiltshire’s minority ethnic population has changed from a largely Asian or Asian British grouping to an Eastern European grouping, in which Polish migrants feature prominently.
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
Crisis and rapid response
Providing support for our ageing population and those with complex needs through fast access to a range of qualified professionals who can address both health and social care needs
Using technology to help improve access to services
Where we are heading
Developing our Integrated Care Alliance through leadership style, building common purpose and developing governance
Move away from a sole focus on service improvement and integration to improving the health and wellbeing of our population
Using population health data to inform our decisions and priority areas
Working collaboratively with the interests of the Wiltshire population at the heart of all decisions
Wiltshire Primary Care Networks
Clinical Leads: Dr Julia Dalton and Dr Kathryn Hughes
Patford House Partnership
Jubilee Field Surgery
Clinical Leads: Dr John Williams, Dr Graham Muller and Dr Anne Woods
Old School House Surgery
North Wilts Border
Clinical Leads: Dr Ravi Gonsalves, Dr John Pettit and Dr Chris Phillips
Malmesbury Medical Partnership
Tinkers Lane Surgery
New Court Surgery
Clinical Lead: Dr Lucy Davies
Barcroft Medical Centre
St Melor House Surgery
Chippenham, Corsham and Box (CCB)
Clinical Leads: Dr Phillip Grimmer and Dr Alison Challens
Salisbury Plain PCN
Clinical Lead: Dr Chet Sheth
Avon Valley Practice
Clinical Lead: Dr Dan Henderson
Harcourt Medical Centre
Salisbury Medical Practice
Clinical Lead: Dr Michele Giorgi
Clinical Leads: Dr Lucy Thompson and Dr Stephen Locke
Trowbridge Health Centre
Clinical Lead: Dr Ian Williams
Market Lavington Surgery
St James Surgery
Clinical Lead: Dr Fiona Dawe
Sixpenny Handley Surgery
The Orchard Partnership
Melksham and Bradford on Avon
Clinical Lead: Dr Jonathan Osborn
Giffords Primary Care Centre
Spa Medical Centre
Bradford on Avon and Melksham
Westbury and Warminster
Clinical Leads: Dr Lisa Hirst and Dr Claire Balysz
The Avenue Surgery
White Horse Health Centre
Working with the voluntary and community sectors
The BSW Partnership works with a wide range of voluntary and community sector organisations across Wiltshire. 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 Wiltshire include:
Community First manages a wide-range of programmes to support vibrant communities and brighter futures for the people who live and work in Wiltshire and Swindon. All of our programmes and services aim to meet our objectives: connecting communities, tackling disadvantage, encouraging enterprise and inspiring ideas through innovation.
Wessex Community Action aim to improve the wellbeing of people living in the Wessex area by providing help, advice, training and support to community and voluntary organisations.
Wiltshire Mind is an independent charity supporting people in Wiltshire who are experiencing mental health problems or emotional distress through services which are accessible for everybody in the local community.
Carer Support Wiltshire is a local charity that supports all carers in Wiltshire. The charity’s aim is to create carer friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported.
Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living (CIL) is a user led organisation, commissioned by Wiltshire Council, managed by local disabled people. Wiltshire CIL's core work is to support disabled people across Wiltshire to actively experience choice, control and independence.