Our Integrated Care Strategy sets out BSW Together’s ambition as partners working across the health, social care, voluntary and other sectors to support the people of BSW to live happier and healthier for longer. Importantly, therefore, this is a strategy for us all, not just the NHS. We cannot help BSW residents to improve their health and wellbeing by working in silos – we can only do so by working together.

The strategy has been informed by existing strategies, such as local authorities’ Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategies, as well as conversations with partners and the public on many different topics and in many different forums across BSW.

It provides a vision for the next five years, uniting partners behind three clear objectives. These are:

  • Focus on prevention and early intervention
  • Fairer health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Excellent health and care services

The intention is for the strategy to continue to evolve over the coming years as we hear and learn more from local people and our colleagues who deliver our services. Crucially, this strategy is not just about serving our residents, it is about working with them as active partners.

You can download the Integrated Care Strategy (PDF, 1.72MB) and an Executive Summary (PDF 400KB) and use the box below to tell us what you think about it.

You can also download an Easy Read version (PDF 103KB)

Keep checking this page for more information about our Integrated Care Strategy as it develops and for more opportunities to let us know what you think about it.

Our Implementation Plan

The purpose of our Implementation Plan  is to enable our local populations, our partners, and our stakeholders to have a clear picture of the programmes and plans that will be delivered in support of our partnership strategy.

This Implementation Plan sets out how we and our partners, working together at system-level and in our places, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW), will deliver our Integrated Care Strategy over the period 2023 – 2028. This is our Joint Forward Plan that all Integrated Care Boards (ICB’s) across England are required to produce for their respective systems.

This is the first time we are publishing an implementation plan, and this document focuses on plans for 2023/24 with a high-level vision for where we plan to be in 2028. The plan will be refreshed annually, and more detail will be added in future publications as to our plans and milestones for future years.

It is our expectation that both the plan and the process will mature through the five-year period of the Strategy so that the document becomes an increasingly comprehensive delivery plan which partner organisations and our local communities can use to understand and track our progress as a system.

You can download our Implementation Plan here: BSW Implementation Plan 2023

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