Our approach to partnership working is reflected in a number of strategies and plans which set out our collective approach to health and care across BSW. Although some of these were published during the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) phase of our journey to integrated care and are being updated, they provide insight into the way our integrated care system has developed.

Health and Care Model

We’ve been working with clinicians, staff, patients and carers for some time to develop our Shaping a Healthier Future principles. The five main components of our draft health and care model are:

1. Personalised care
This will be at the heart of everything we do. Health and care professionals working together will support people with long-term physical and mental health conditions and complex needs to live well with their health conditions and take charge of their own care.

2. Healthier communities
Communities are the most important part of our model. We want people in every community across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have the information, education, resources and support available so they can live their best life.

3. Integrated local teams
When people need health or care support, local teams involving the NHS, community services, social and care workers and the third (voluntary) sector will work together in teams to provide what local people need.

4. Local specialist services
In the future, much more specialist health and care support will be available closer to where you live. Clinics that take place in hospitals today will be available in places like local health centres and on your local high street. We are investing in more equipment so that we can provide scans and blood tests in more local locations.

5. Specialist centres
Our hospitals will focus more on specialist care. Routine appointments and treatments will happen in community locations, online or over the phone. Hospitals will be for complex treatment and people who are seriously ill or injured. With less routine care happening at hospitals, specialist care will be less disrupted than it is today.

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Integrated health and care strategy - draft document for discussion (2019)

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.

Sustainability and Transformation Plan (2016)

In November 2016 the partners that made up the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and transformation Partnership published a collective plan to drive greater efficiency and improvements in quality across the health and care system which is included here for reference, transparency and completeness.

Planning for the Future

BSW Together branding and templates

If you work for one of the organisations in the BSW Partnership and need to use the brand or logo, please contact for advice at bswicb.partnership@nhs.net You can also download some of our branded elements here:

What is BSW Together?

A short presentation for our partners and stakeholders explaining more about BSW Together

Presentation: What is BSW Together?