We are pleased to announce that Wokingham Borough council is now part of the newly formed Berkshire West Integrated Care Partnership (BWICP) which offers a new efficient and effective way of working with six other NHS and Local Authority partners across the area.
Our partners in the BWICP include Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), West Berkshire Council, Reading Borough Council, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust and South Central Ambulance Foundation Trust.
With the population continuing to grow and people living longer the BWICP is working to meet health and care challenges. By working side by side, the seven partner organisations will be able build on the strengths of each organisation and share areas of local knowledge, expertise and experience, as well as data, technology and resources.
“This newly formed partnership is a welcome addition to Wokingham Borough” said Cllr Charles Margetts executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services. “This more collaborative way of working will improve care services, bringing a wider range of joined up services closer to people’s homes”
By making more use of technology, helping people take better care of their own health and wellbeing and joining up services provided by hospitals, GPs, community and mental health teams, we aim to tailor services to the specific needs of the Wokingham Borough community.
The BWICP is also working towards being able to offer a wider range of services within localities through the partnership which may include clinical pharmacies and physiotherapy.
The BWICP will include more than 10,000 staff, provide health and social care for 600,000 people and have a combined budget of £1bn.
The BWICP will feed into the newly formed BOB ICS (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire West Integrated Care System) which is a wide scale strategic collaboration of health and social care partners serving 1.8million people across the region.