Integrated care system

From 1 July 2022, the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been dissolved and its functions and staff will transfer to the Integrated Care Board (ICB).

The BSW ICB will be a new statutory organisation that will develop a plan for meeting the health and care needs of our local population, manage the NHS budget allocated to the ICB and its area and arrange for the provision of health and care services. It will work collaboratively to improve outcomes in population health, provide better joined-up care, reduce health inequalities and enhance productivity and value for money, while also supporting broader social and economic development.

The BSW ICB is one of 42 others that have been established across England as part of national plans to improve integration between health and care organisations serving the same geography. The BSW ICB will sit within the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System, which will be known as BSW Together.

BSW Together is a wider network of local health and care organisations, including Swindon Borough Council, that will plan and organise how health and care services can be delivered across the region, while also committing to give local people and communities a louder voice in how services are provided locally. 

The organisations that make up the ICS in BSW include the region’s three NHS foundation trusts (including Great Western Hospital), 88 GP practices and three local councils, as well as the ambulance service, community caregivers, mental health providers and hundreds of local voluntary, community and social enterprise groups. 

This is an incredibly exciting development for the way in which health and care organisations will work together in our area.

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