Bath and North East Somerset Integrated Care Alliance

The Bath and North East Somerset Integrated Care Alliance (B&NES ICA) area has a population of 211,000 people registered with one of 24 GP practices.

The B&NES area is less ethnically diverse than the UK as a whole, with 90 per cent of local residents defining their ethnicity as White British.

There is a significantly higher proportion of residents aged 20-24 years than there is nationally, which can be attributed to the high student population.

The overall population of B&NES is expected to increase to nearly 200,000 by 2024, an increase of 11 per cent from 2014. The B&NES local housing strategy is expected to create an additional 13,000 homes by 2029 and will increase the local population by 16 per cent.

Population projections suggest there will be large increases in the number of older people in B&NES. For example, by 2029 the number of over 75s in the population is projected to increase by 36 per cent (approximately 6,000 people) compared with 2016.

There are significant variations in life expectancy related to socio-economic inequality.  For someone living in the most deprived area of B&NES, they can expect to die at a younger age than someone in the most affluent area of B&NES (9.2 years for men and 5.2 years for women).

Priorities for B&NES:

  • Provide more joined-up care
  • Consider the whole person
  • Focus on prevention
  • Reduce social isolation
  • Build community capacity
  • Guide people through the system
  • Value our workforce and volunteers
  • Share information more effectively
  • Embrace new technology

What we’ve worked on so far: 

Out of hospital discharge and care model

  • Developing a new model to help people go home from hospital more easily

Living well with long term conditions and frailty

  • Helping people affected by long terms conditions get the help and care they need through developing the resources to manage chronic disease in the community

Reducing inequity

  • Using technology to help improve access to services

New hospital programme

  • Developing the future care model for urgent care, complex needs, critical care, planned care, diagnostics, long-term conditions and women and children’s health

Read the historic Annual Reports, which details the progress B&NES CCG made in each financial year, prior to the formation of the ICB.