Our Winter Resilience Plan is now available to view here.

The Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire (BSW) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) is made up of three distinct Urgent Care System’s (UCS) centred on the three acutes hospitals of Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust in Bath, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust in Salisbury. 

The purpose of the BSW STP Winter Resilience Plan (referred to as ‘the Plan’ throughout the document) is to set out BSW Urgent Care System planning and delivery arrangements for 2017/18.  The plan has been developed in collaboration with members of the BSW Urgent Care Programme Board to ensure the delivery of safe and high quality services to the population during potential periods of pressure.  The BSW Winter Resilience Plan:

  • Reflects a whole system approach to the delivery of services over the forthcoming winter period and peaks in demand
  • Builds upon lessons learnt within BSW over recent years and in particular from Winter 2016/17
  • Illustrates the approaches to infection control and the seasonal flu campaign
  • Outlines the communications being used over the winter period
  • Identifies the challenges, risks and mitigating actions required