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    • 7th May 2021
    • May 2021

    Covid vaccination programme continues at pace throughout BSW

    Local people have continued to gain protection against infection from Covid over the past weeks as the Covid vaccination programme in BSW continues. More than 1.2 million vaccines have been delivered since the programme began last December with 530,000 people receiving their two doses and 702,000 receiving their first. It is estimated that a further…

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    Under pressure health and care services across BSW ask people to make the right choices

    Health and care leaders in BSW have urged the public to help protect services for those most in need by making the right choices over the coming weeks when it comes to healthcare. As Covid levels across BSW continue to rise, frontline staff are required to self-isolate and hospitals, GP surgeries, social care, mental health…

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    Virtual wards improving life for care home residents

    Residents of care homes in Wiltshire have benefited from a joined up approach to their health and wellbeing thanks to an innovative new scheme to introduce virtual ward rounds. The joint scheme has been developed by Wiltshire Health and Care, Wiltshire Council, the Royal United Hospital, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, local…

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    BSW Partnership Board Meetings in Public – your chance to ask questions and get involved

    Please note: the date of the next Partnership Board meeting is Friday 1st October, not Friday 17th September as advertised in the Triangle newsletter If you would like to find out more about how health and care services across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire are run and have your say, you can do so by attending…

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    ICS leaders meet with local voluntary sector groups to set path for closer involvement

    Key Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire met with BSW Partnership leaders recently to discuss how they can contribute to the development of integrated care in the region over the coming years. BSW Partnership chair designate Stephanie Elsy and Senior Responsible Officer Tracey Cox met…

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    Stephanie Elsy confirmed as chair-designate of BSW Partnership Integrated Care Board

    Stephanie Elsy has been confirmed as chair-designate of the BSW Partnership Integrated Care Board (ICB). Following a robust process, NHS England and NHS Improvement have recommended, and the Secretary of State has agreed, that Stephanie should be NHS ICB chair-designate, ready to take up the post from April 2022 should Parliament confirm the current plans….

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    Health and Care Bill published

    The way integrated care systems like the BSW Partnership are run and improve health and care for local people has been outlined in a new Government Bill. The new Health and Care Bill received its first reading in Parliament in July, is expected to reach Committee stage in September with a target date of becoming…

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    Hospitals in BSW working together more closely than ever before

    Hospitals in Bath, Swindon and Salisbury have been working more closely than ever before as part of the BSW Partnership Acute Hospitals Alliance (AHA) to improve and ensure equal access to their services and where possible make savings that can be reinvested into local health and care services.. Established in 2018, the AHA is made…

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    BSW Partnership takes to road and canal to deliver Covid vaccines

    The BSW Partnership has taken to road and canal over the past weeks to ensure hard to reach communities across the local area do not miss out on the opportunity to receive Covid vaccinations. BSW CCG has worked with GP surgeries, Primary Care Networks, local authorities and local charities to deliver Covid vaccines to boating…

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    BSW workshop looks to address inequalities

    As part of its ongoing work to address health inequalities and improve the diversity of its workforce the BSW Partnership held a workshop for system leaders in April to discuss how to deliver a comprehensive and systematic approach to tackling the issues. Attended by BSW Partnership leaders and hosted by Independent Chair Stephanie Elsy, the…

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