BSW Integrated Care Board (ICB) formally established on 1st July 2022

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Following the Health and Care Act 2022, a new, statutory, Integrated Care Board (ICB) was formed on 1st July with responsibility for providing £1.5 billion of health care services to the people of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW).

The Board - one of 42 established across England - will plan how health and care services are delivered across the area, and aims to improve population health outcomes, tackle inequalities and provide enhanced value for money, while also helping the NHS support broader social and economic development.

BSW ICB will sit within a new Integrated Care System (ICS) for Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. The ICS, known as BSW Together, will provide a wider network of local health and care organisations responsible for ensuring better integration between health and social care and addressing the wider determinants of health and wellbeing.

BSW Together is made up of NHS and local authority organisations working together. Our ICS brings together an Integrated Care Board, three hospital trusts, private providers, a mental health trust, an ambulance trust and voluntary sector organisations. Collectively, they will take responsibility to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, ensure that health and care services are high-quality and to make the most efficient use of our resources.

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