2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and the surrounding region. It serves 761,000 people, and 96 per cent of its services are provided within the community and as close to an individuals’ family and friends as possible – this is an essential factor in helping to improve a person’s recovery.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency and people with learning disabilities. It covers Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire and provides a specialist service throughout the South West.
Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (BaNES CCG) is the NHS organisation that monitors and coordinates the delivery of health services on behalf of everyone living in Bath and North East Somerset. It is a membership organisation formed of the 27 GP practices across BaNES.
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is the organisation responsible for commissioning hospital and community health services to ensure that the health needs of BNSSG’s population are met. It is made up of local GPs and health professionals from the 85 local practices, working together with other clinicians and patients to decide how the local NHS budget should be spent.
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of 600,000 people. It runs community hospitals, provides nursing, physiotherapy, treatment for erectile dysfunction reablement and adult social care in community settings, and runs health visiting, school nursing and speech and language therapy services for children.
Gloucestershire CCG puts GPs and other clinicians in the driving seat for the commissioning (buying) of health services to meet the needs of local people. The idea behind this is that doctors and other healthcare professionals, who see patients every day, know more than anyone else about the health needs of local people and their communities.
The Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country and provides high quality acute elective and specialist care for a population of more than 612,000 people. Its hospitals are district general hospitals with a great tradition of providing high quality hospital services. It was one of the UK’s first foundation trusts.
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest healthcare providers and employers in the south west, with around 2.5 million patient contacts a year. They provide healthcare to the people of Swindon and the surrounding areas, offering the latest treatments and care in hospital, in the local community and in people’s own homes.
North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching trusts in the country and serves the population of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Their internationally renowned specialist areas include neurosciences, renal, orthopaedics, major trauma, urology, plastic surgery and neo-natal intensive care.
The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.
Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for buying healthcare for Swindon and Shrivenham residents. Keen to make sure they are truly acting on behalf of everyone living in the community, they are working with local people, GPs in Swindon and Shrivenham, hospital clinicians and other partners (including local government and the voluntary sector) to improve health services for their population.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic group of hospitals in the heart of Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare, with over 100 clinical services across ten sites. They offer care to the people of Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare and the South West, and have an international reputation for cardiac surgery, paediatric services, oncology and bone marrow transplantation. They are the largest centre for medical training and research in the South West.
Weston Area Health NHS Trust was established in April 1991 being one of the first wave of 57 NHS Trusts created following the enactment of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990. The Trust is based at Weston General Hospital, built in 1986 near Uphill in the south of Weston-super-Mare.
Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s vision is “to ensure the provision of a health service which is high quality, effective, clinically led and local”. The focus of delivering care to people in their own homes or as close to home as possible remains of paramount importance.