ICB, ICS, ICP – What’s the difference?

Since the launch of the BSW Integrated Care Board in July, we’ve heard from a number of people that they are still confused about exactly what Integrated Care Systems are. In this very short film, BSW Together Director of Strategy and Transformation Richard Smale explains. Watch the video here You can also find out more…

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Team profile: Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Alliance

BSW Together Integrated Care System is made up of a number of different teams and workstreams all working together to help improve health and wellbeing for the people of BSW. In the first of a new series, we take a look at the work of the BSW Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise system level Alliance…

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Stephanie Elsy

Health and care leaders issue big “thank you” to dedicated workforce

Leaders of the Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire and Swindon (BSW) Partnership have issued a big “thank you” to the dedicated staff from all partner organisations who have worked so hard during what has been one of the most challenging winter seasons on record. Stephanie Elsy, Chair designate of the BSW Partnership said the…

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BSW Academy to deliver benefits to everyone working in health and care across BSW

In the last issue of #BSWTogether Kevin McNamara, Chief Executive of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust told us about the BSW Academy and how it will help to unite and develop the BSW Partnership’s entire c. 34, 000 strong workforce by investing in leadership, learning, inclusion, innovation and improvement. Now Dr. Sarah Green, who…

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Working together to help this winter

It is certainly fair to say that the winter of 2021/22 will go down in history as one of the most difficult faced by health and care staff across BSW. The Covid crisis, the new Omicron variant, staff having to isolate and take time off work coupled with the usual winter related pressures on hospital…

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How much do you know about the BSW Partnership?

In the last issue of #BSWTogether, we included a short survey to give us an opportunity to find out how much our colleagues do or don’t know about the BSW Partnership. As members of our BSW Partnership workforce, we want you – our readers – to be involved, so we wanted to find out how…

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Sue Harriman

New Chief Executive takes up role at BSW Integrated Care Board

Sue Harriman has started her new role as Chief Executive designate of the BSW Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB). At the same time, four Non Executive Directors have also been appointed to the ICB. Sue was appointed to the position last November and has now officially started her new job which will see her work…

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BSW Partnership sets out green plan for carbon reduction

The health and care organisations that make up the BSW Partnership have said they will do more to create a greener health and care system and work towards ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions and become a net zero system by 2040, with our wider supply chain aiming to hit the target by 2045. Net…

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Looking after your wellbeing

With the ongoing pressures we are all facing to deliver critical services, it’s good to know that help and support is available for health and social care staff in BSW. The BSW Wellbeing Matters team, which has been set up and is run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust can provide direct…

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to #BSWTogether – a brand new newsletter for people working at partner organisations in the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System (ICS) – BSW Partnership. The BSW Partnership was established in December 2020 and brings together our three local authorities, three hospital trusts, a clinical commissioning group…

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