Olivia Coleman

Poetry project helps staff with Covid healing process at Salisbury Foundation Trust

For many people working at hospitals across BSW, the Covid pandemic was a distressing and traumatic experience. As part of a recovery process, staff at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust recently commissioned a spoken word project to reflect on what colleagues and their families had been through – exploring not just what they had physically done…

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Fond farewells to vaccination centres after successful cross partnership programme helps thousands

Patients, staff and volunteers have been bidding fond farewells to iconic mass vaccination centres in BSW over recent weeks after a successful programme which has seen more than 2.6 million vaccines delivered. The vaccination programme has bought together staff from hospitals, local authorities, doctors’ surgeries and an army of volunteers in some amazing venues across…

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Integrating Innovation conference: exploring the art of the possible

On Thursday 9 March, join health and care leaders and innovators from across the region and beyond for the West of England AHSN’s exciting one-day conference to explore how new technologies and innovative approaches can help us achieve our shared ICS ambitions for more integrated, equitable and patient-centred services. Taking place at Aerospace Bristol, home…

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Love for local health and care services this Valentine’s Day

Colleagues and members of the public across BSW have been showing their love for local health and care services in the run up to Valentine’s Day next week. Following a recent request from the BSW ICB Communications and Engagement Team, colleagues have been spreading the love for our local services as part of a campaign…

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Strategy

Building a strategy for health and care in BSW

At the end of last year BSW’s Integrated Care Partnership met in public and discussed, among other things, the development of an Integrated Care Strategy. But what is the Strategy and why is it important? What is the BSW Integrated Care Strategy?The BSW Integrated Care Strategy is an important document which sets out what improvements…

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What do you think?

Independent review of Integrated Care Systems – take part and share your views

The government has announced a new independent review into oversight of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes across the country. The review will explore how best to cut through red tape and boost efficiency, financial accountability and autonomy, with fewer national targets. The Department of Health and Social Care would…

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Find out more about becoming an Advanced Clinical Practitioner

As organisations across BSW Together work in a more seamless way, new roles have started to emerge which will help to improve and drive change through partnership working. Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) are a great example of this. They typically come from a range of professional backgrounds including primary care, secondary care, outpatients, physiotherapy, podiatry,…

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BSW Wellbeing Matters team hitting the road this January

The BSW Wellbeing Matters team provide caring and compassionate support to health and social care staff in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire. The team is made up of nurses, psychologists and other professionals focusing on staff wellbeing. The service offers 121 specialist assessments, team support and a programme of webinars, all focussed on supporting the wellbeing…

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Giving our staff the tools to address health inequalities

Addressing the unfair and avoidable differences that can impact health across different communities is one of BSW Together’s top priorities. In order to make progress with this aim, BSW Together is empowering staff working across all of its partner organisations by providing them with a new set of online tools and resources to better understand…

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Anticipatory Care – new tools for health professionals

BSW ICB has launched a suite of tools and resources to help healthcare professionals plan and deliver anticipatory care. Anticipatory care is proactive, personalised health and care planning for people with complex needs, coordinated through multi-disciplinary teams which can improve outcomes and help reduce demand for same-day appointments and services. Resources include tools to help…

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