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    • 7th May 2021
    • May 2021

    Non-Executive Directors appointed to BSW Integrated Care Board

    Four Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) to oversee the development and planning of integrated health and care services for the local population. The new NEDs are Dr Claire Feehily, Non-Executive Director for Audit, Julian Kirby, Non-Executive Director for Public and…

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    Local authorities and VCSE groups play key role in helping people to get better in their own homes

    Local authorities and VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) Groups in BSW have been helping local health and care services by providing vital support to people to make sure they are getting the support they need when they get home from hospital. The Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) Community Wellbeing Hub, a collaboration between BaNES…

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    Thanks to staff and volunteers as BSW marks first anniversary of vaccine programme

    December marks the first anniversary of the Covid-19 vaccine being available across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, and thanks have been given to the army of staff and volunteers who have helped make the programme a triumphant success. Since the first vaccine was given at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon on…

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    New health and care model for BSW: Please help us Shape a Healthier Future and get involved

    The BSW Partnership is developing a new plan for how we would like health and care to work for people in the future. We want to make sure we get it right, so we want to know what you think! The health and care model focuses on five areas – all aiming to make sure…

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    CEO appointed to lead partnership of health and care organisations

    Sue Harriman has been appointed as Chief Executive Designate of the BSW Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB), which is due to be established in April 2022. Sue is currently CEO of Solent NHS Community and Mental Health Trust in Hampshire. The BSW ICB will be a new statutory NHS organisation responsible for planning and delivering…

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    Helping people in BSW to stop smoking

    The BSW Partnership is to invest over £210,000 over the next twelve months on treating tobacco dependency and helping people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) to stop smoking and live healthier lives. Treating local dependency on tobacco is a key strand of the NHS’s Long Term Plan for health and…

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    Working towards a greener health and care system in BSW

    The BSW Partnership has agreed to increase its focus on environmental and sustainability issues and to ensure the green agenda is high on its list of priorities as the NHS works towards its stated goal of becoming the world’s first health service to become carbon neutral by 2040. Dr Nick Watts, NHS England NHS Improvement…

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    Working together to help people age well

    A team of clinicians, representatives from hospitals, local VCSE sector groups, care homes and community providers are overseeing a programme of work for the BSW Partnership to help local older people receive the best care. BSW Partnership’s Ageing Well workstream is pulling together a number of projects all designed to ensure people receive the care…

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    Do you have the vision to shape the future of health and care for people in BSW?

    The BSW Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) is looking to recruit a number of Non-Executive Directors to help us on our journey to become a thriving Integrated Care System (ICS). We are looking to recruit five Non-Executive Directors to work with us in areas including finance, audit, community and public engagement, quality and renumeration and…

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    Joined up approach to improve experience of end of life care for patients and families

    A new plan to make life better for local people requiring specialist care at the end of their lives has been awarded funding by the BSW Partnership. The plan looks to improve the choices and care provided for people over the age of 18 and their families requiring palliative and end of life care across…

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