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    • 7th May 2021
    • May 2021

    Welcome to the new issue of The Triangle – the newsletter of BSW Together

    Today is an exciting day for all of us as we welcome the formation of the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) – a new organisation that will work collaboratively to improve outcomes in population health for people like you. The BSW ICB is one of 42 other…

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    Teams working with high intensity users of health services in BSW report positive results

    Visits to Accident and Emergency departments, unplanned admissions to hospitals and calls to 111 by people who are disproportionally high users of health services have fallen significantly thanks to a new pilot service currently in place across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire. The BSW High Intensity User Service offers a robust way of supporting people who…

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    Working together across BSW to provide Wellbeing Houses to help people enhance mental health and wellbeing

    Often those affected by mental health conditions who have reached a point of crisis in their lives and are in need of extra support do not want to go to hospital and feel that they can receive better support elsewhere. To help facilitate this, a number of different health and care organisations across BSW have…

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    Get involved and have your say

    The BSW ICB is looking to improve outcomes in population health, provide better joined-up care, reduce health inequalities; enhance productivity and value for money and help the NHS support broader social and economic development. But we won’t be able to do any of this without the involvement of local people, telling us their thoughts on…

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    Working together for better health and care

    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…

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    Health and care partners working together to help

    Hospitals, GP surgeries, care providers and local authorities in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) have been working closely together to help relieve pressure on hospital beds due to the number of patients with covid, staff illness and the usual pressures on services experienced during winter. The care providers have supported each…

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    Shaping a healthier future together – listening to your views

    In The Triangle at the end of last year we told you about our plans for how we would like health and care services to work for local people in the future. We said we wanted to make sure our plans were right, so we asked local people to tell us what they thought. After…

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    Working together in BSW to tackle health inequalities

    As part of its ongoing work to address inequalities the BSW Partnership is developing a new strategy to make sure that tackling inequalities is everybody’s business and that there is a long-term commitment to addressing these issues across BSW. Inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences that can impact on health across different communities driven by…

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    Patients rate new at-home Covid-19 treatment five stars out of five

    The first patients in BSW to benefit from a new at-home treatment for Covid-19 have spoken highly of their experience. Hundreds of people across the region have so far had their Covid-19 diagnosis treated remotely via the Oximetry @Home service, which monitors the oxygen levels of clinically vulnerable patients through a mobile device. The collected…

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    Covid vaccination clinics held in temple, football ground and pubs to help more people stay well

    People living in seldom heard communities and in areas where uptake of the Covid vaccination has been traditionally low have been helped to have easy access to vaccinations through a series of pop-up clinics over the past few weeks. The clinics, which have been held in a Sikh temple, a football ground and pub in…

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