Swindon's Clinical Commissioning Group will no longer exist after the start of July when it transitions into the new Integrated Care Board.

Officials from the new board will meet on July 1 to mark the organisation's inception as the Clinical Commissioning Group is dissolved.

The soon-to-be established board, which covers Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, is designed to improve health and care for local people.

Health and care leaders will meet in Salisbury on July 1 to discuss future ways of working for the local NHS and its partner organisations. 

Dissolving the CCG is part of a national aim to build effective collaboration and better partnership. The move to establish integrated care boards around the country came after parliamentary approval and Royal Assent of the new Health and Care Act 2022.

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board will be responsible for planning and coordinating services on behalf of local people, as well as developing a plan for meeting the health needs of its population, managing the local NHS budget and arranging for the provision of local health services.

The ICB will also bring the local health and care system together, with its board of officials comprising those from within the organisation as well as representatives from local NHS trusts, primary care, local authorities, voluntary organisations and community providers.

Leaders will work together to improve outcomes in population health, provide better joined-up care, reduce health inequalities and enhance productivity and value for money.

Chief medical officer Dr Amanda Webb said: “The formal transition from clinical commissioning group to integrated care board will take place on 1 July, but that is really only the very first step on an otherwise longer journey to bring true cohesion and partnership working to our region.

“We know that by working together, we can boost the partnerships already in place, join up services for the benefit of local people and deliver care and treatment in a way that is both efficient and economical.”

Anyone wishing to learn more about the changes happening within local health and care can attend the public meeting on July 1 at 10.30am in Salisbury’s Bemerton Heath Centre.

Those intending to come along should register their attendance in advance by sending an email to bswccg.communications@nhs.net no later than 5pm on June 27.