The Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board covers a large and varied geographical area (1,511 miles squared) that includes the densely populated and growing town of Swindon to the north, the historic city of Bath, Salisbury plains to the south and the rolling Mendip Hills to the west.
By working collectively to improve the health outcomes of local people, we are able to reduce variation in care and standardise best practice across the area, so that everyone in the region receives high quality treatment, regardless of where they live.
We value the diversity of our growing population, but we know there are huge social and economic inequalities and differences across BSW. To ensure that our health and care services meet the needs of the many different communities living across BSW, we have three "localities", each represented by place-based partnership called Integrated Care Alliances (ICAs).
Each ICA is made up of local doctors, hospital chief executives, clinical commissioners, council officers and patient and voluntary and social enterprise sector groups and will lead the detailed design and delivery of integrated services across their localities and neighbourhoods. Each will play their part in empowering people to live their best life.
By focusing attention on local communities and the services, care and wellbeing needed by the people who live in them, we can support everyone to be healthier. We want to make the most of the skills of local people, communities and organisations to support people to lead healthier lives and care for themselves and each other.