Update 4: 27 August

As the Health and Care Bill continues its passage through Parliament and we edge closer to April 2022 when the Bill is anticipated to become law and create 42 statutory Integrated Care Systems, our Board and partner organisations have been reading and assessing a number of new guidance documents that have been published during August. The overarching BSW ICS Development Programme plan has been updated to reflect the new guidance.

Guidance published during August is as follows:

Following the appointment of Stephanie Elsy as Chair-designate in July, NHS England and Improvement have started the recruitment process for BSW Partnership’s Chief Executive-designate. The recruitment is part of a nationwide process and more information about the role can be found here: ICS Chief Executive designate position.

Recruitment to a key leadership position has also taken place within the BSW Academy with Dr Sarah Green being announced as Academy Director. Sarah will lead a brand new academy for BSW, creating a place where leadership, learning, innovation, improvement and inclusion are at the heart of the way we work together for the benefit of our local communities and our workforce. Since 2018 Sarah has been the Associate Director of Education at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and has been the Senior Responsible Officer for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Learning Academy.

Work is also underway across the BSW Partnership to develop and define a future health and care model for the people living in our local area. The model is based on how prevention and out-of-hospital care will become more important whilst hospitals develop for patients requiring specialist care and treating complex illnesses.

A programme of engagement for the new health and care model is being planned for October.