About us

Integrated care across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector have been working in partnership for many years to improve care, provide more joined-up services, and to agree and plan for local people’s needs. Because of this, we received formal Integrated Care System (ICS) status in December 2020.

From 1 July 2022, our ICS became a statutory (legal) entity under the The Health and Care Act.

Known locally as the Healthier Together Partnership, our ICS includes councils, NHS hospitals, GP practices and community and mental health services. Together, we are working to improve health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities, and provide services for the one million people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Explaining the changes

This video from The King’s Fund may help with understanding the changes:
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