Here’s what happened at our last Board meeting

The last BSW Integrated Care Board Board meeting in public took place at the end of September and covered a great deal of ground as health and care leaders from across the BSW system came together to discuss a number of issues.

The September meeting was held at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon and was attended by board members as well as members of the public and other interested parties.

The agenda and papers from the meeting can be found here – BSW Board Papers – and the minutes will be published shortly.

Among matters discussed were:

The BSW Primary and Community Care Delivery Plan (PCCDP)

  • The PCCDP builds on existing BSW strategies, including the BSW Together Integrated Care Strategy and Implementation Plan as well as national policy and guidance. It sets out a number of  priorities to deliver transformation for primary and community care and reflects the engagement work completed with service users, providers and wider stakeholders to identify initiatives and solutions to deliver our ambition. The full list of priorities and full version of the plan is included in the meeting notes starting on page 30.

The NHS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Improvement Plan

  • A paper was presented to offer an initial analysis and recommendations for BSW following the publication of the NHS’s equality, diversity and inclusion improvement plan.
  • Published in June, the NHS EDI improvement plan looks to ensure colleagues working in the NHS do so in an environment where they feel they belong, can safely raise concerns, ask questions and admit mistakes. It sets out targeted actions to address the prejudice and discrimination – direct and indirect – that exists through behaviour, policies, practices and cultures against certain groups and individuals across the NHS workforce. The BSW paper on the plan can be accessed in meeting papers here starting on page 79.

BSW Winter Plan

  • The BSW Winter Plan details a whole system approach to the delivery of services over the forthcoming winter period. It can be read here, starting on page 101

Other topics covered included annual reports and accounts, our Elective Care Delivery Plan and an overview of the BSW Local Maternity Neonatal System (LMNS) ICB position relating to progress against the recommendations set out within the “Reading the Signals” report into East Kent Maternity services.

question was also received from a member of the public asking about Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in Swindon and what steps BSW ICB was taking to support and encourage practices to set up and run PPGs. The question and answer can be found here

The next meeting in public of the BSW ICB takes place at 10.00am on Thursday 16 November 2023 at Dorothy House Hospice Care, Winsley, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2LE

Members of the public are welcome to attend to observe the meeting. Please register your interest by emailing

If you would like to ask the Board a question, please contact us in writing at least seven working days before the meeting. The responses will be read out by the ICB Chair and will be published online following the meeting.