The Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) will be formally established from today, Friday 1 July.
The BSW ICB will be a new statutory organisation that will develop a plan for meeting the health needs of our local population, manage the NHS budget allocated to the ICB and arrange for the provision of health services in the BSW area.
It will work collaboratively to improve outcomes in population health, provide better joined-up care, reduce health inequalities and enhance productivity and value for money, while also helping the NHS support broader social and economic development.
The BSW ICB sits within the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System (ICS), which will now be known as BSW Together.
BSW Together ICS is a wider network of local health and care organisations that will plan and organise how health and care services can be delivered across the region, while also committing to give local people and communities a louder voice in how services are provided locally.
The organisations that make up the ICS in BSW include the region’s three NHS foundation trusts, 88 GP practices and three local councils, as well as the ambulance service, community caregivers, mental health providers and hundreds of local voluntary, community and social enterprise groups.
You can find out more information about the BSW ICB and BSW Together by visiting our website at www.bsw.icb.nhs.uk or www.bswtogether.org.uk or following our social media channels.