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Winter vaccinations – it’s not too late to get protected

The viruses that cause flu can change each year and immunity against COVID-19 reduces over time. Ahead of winter, over 15 million people have had their life-saving COVID-19 booster and more than 17 million have had their flu vaccine. This means more than half of those eligible for each vaccine have protected themselves and those…

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Get involved and attend our next ICB Board meeting in public this January

The next Board meeting of the BSW Integrated Care Board (ICB) will be held on Thursday 12 January 2023 at 10am. This meeting in public will be held in person in the Brunswick Room of the Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW Members of the public are able to join to observe the meeting. Please register…

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Get involved and attend our next ICB Board meeting in public

The next Board meeting of the BSW Integrated Care Board (ICB) will be held on Thursday 12 January 2023 at 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting in person as observers. At this stage we are unable to offer a link to observe the meeting virtually. Further information about the meeting…

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Welcome to the November edition of The Triangle

Welcome to the November edition of The Triangle, our newsletter about the work of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Together, our Integrated Care System (ICS). Winter is always a challenging period for our health and care services and a great deal of work has been taking place across all of the…

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Communities affected by Covid and health inequalities to benefit from £400,000 raised by NHS Charities

Local charities tackling inequalities and helping communities affected by Covid areto receive a share of £400,000 in grants from funding raised by NHS Charities Together (NHSCT). Locally, NHSCT has delegated responsibility for managing the funding to RUHX, the charity of Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Bath.  RUHX is leading the programme with help…

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Find out what the new BSW Health and Care Model means for you

BSW Together is working together as a collective to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, tackle inequalities and reach better outcomes and access to services for everyone. To help us achieve this, we have collaborated with clinicians, staff, patients and carers from across BSW to develop our Care Model. It describes how we…

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Don’t get ill this winter – book your covid and flu jabs now

Local health leaders are urging people across BSW who are eligible for covid and flu vaccinations to book their appointments as soon as possible. As it stands, vaccine uptake among people aged 65 and over is generally quite good, but considerably less so for those in the 50 to 64-years-old age group. There have also…

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Winter focus: Temporary ward for recovering patients opens in Bath to help free up beds in local hospitals

A temporary ward has opened at St Martin’s Hospital in Bath to support people who are well enough to leave hospital but not ready to go home. The ward has opened to help relieve pressure on local acute hospitals and free up beds for the most ill patients. The community ward, which also opened to…

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Swindon Borough Council launches major programme to get local people active

BSW Together is all about helping to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and a new initiative recently launched by Swindon Borough Council is aiming to do just that by encouraging the people to be more active in their daily lives. Experts have found that one in three Swindon adults are not active…

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Welcome to the October issue of The Triangle

Welcome to the October edition of The Triangle, our newsletter about the work of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Together, our Integrated Care System (ICS). Although it seems that the summer has only just finished, colleagues across BSW have been planning for the coming winter for some time. Indeed, it may…

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