Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for planning and purchasing healthcare for Swindon and the nearby village of Shrivenham.

Each year, around £300 million is spent on the services needed to support local people in living healthy, happy and independent lives. 

To do this successfully and effectively, the CCG consistently enlists the help of local people, GPs, hospital clinicians and other partners, such as voluntary organisations and local authorities, in all its decision making. 

Through working closely with people and organisations who truly know and value the local area, the CCG can be confident that it is making good progress in achieving its vision of ensuring every person in Swindon and Shrivenham lives a healthy, safe, fulfilling and independent life, which is supported by a thriving and connected community.  

 

Objectives

The objectives of Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group are: 

  • To increase the life expectancy of people living in Swindon and Shrivenham
  • To increase self-reliance and support self-care
  • To increase the support offered to those with long term conditions
  • To reduce emergency admissions and make the shift from unplanned to planned care
  • To promote the use of new technology
  • To improve the efficiency and productivity of local health services
  • To improve patients' experience of local health services
  • To work with NHS England to improve the quality of primary care
  • To reduce inequalities in health and healthcare for people in Swindon and Shrivenham

 

Ambition

By 2019, the CCG aims to have achieved the following outcomes:  

  • Reduce the potential years of life lost in Swindon to 1,865 (an improvement of 13 per cent) 
  • Reduce the gap in life expectancy between the most and least advantaged men to fewer than eight years
  • Meet the specific health needs of the growing number of minority groups in Swindon
  • Reduce the health inequalities experienced by those who provide informal care for others
  • Reduce annual emergency admission rates by 1.5 per cent
  • Provide greater support to patients with long term conditions so that at least 80 per cent of people feel better supported
  • Reduce the average length of a patient's hospital stay by ten per cent 
  • Reduce the number of medically fit patients ready to leave hospital but unable to do so by 60 per cent 
  • Increase the number of people who would rate their experience of local healthcare as positive to 90 per cent

All of these ambitions are outlined in the CCG's Five Year Strategic Plan 2014-2019 and aligned with Swindon Borough Council's Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

 

Links to further information

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