The CCG’s Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 18 July at the Pilgrim Centre in Swindon town centre.

Around 40 people from across Swindon attended the meeting to hear updates on news and developments from the previous 12 months, and to take part in an extended question and answer session regarding the current situation involving five GP practices' partnership with the Integral Medical Holdings (IMH) Group. 

The lively debate generated many meaningful conversations on a range of subjects including the CCG's communications with local people, the way in which GP practices are funded and the process for appointing new providers of healthcare services. 

Additionally, the meeting also saw Dr Amanda Webb, GP at Westrop Surgery, update the audience on the development of primary care networks in Swindon. 

 

Presentations, feedback, Q&As and photos

Click on the links below to download the presentation used at the meeting, as well as photos and a summary of the questions asked and the answers given. 

Medicines Optimisation Care Home Team

The Medicines Optimisation Care Home (MOCH) team support care and nursing homes in Swindon with medication ordering, queries and dietetic referrals and guidance.

We are a team of pharmacists, registered technicians, a dietitian and a dietetic assistant.

We work closely with local healthcare providers, including GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to empower care homes to care for their residents.

 

Medicines

Good medicines management is essential within the nursing and care home environment.

Our team can help with medication reviews, out of stock medicines, quantity amendments and dosage changes for those residents who are struggling with their medicines.

We can provide training on homely remedies, fridge storage, stock management policies and much more.

 

Dietitian

Good nutritional care and support is integral to residents' health and wellbeing.

We provide training to care homes on how to meet the nutritional needs of the residents and undertake reviews of care plans to ensure nutritional status is optimised.

Please see below for some key guidance information on recognising malnutrition and food first ideas.

Downloadable documents

Click here to view Senior Executive Team of the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Commissioning Alliance. 

Click here to download a PDF version of the Governing Body structure. 

A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who - due to illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction - cannot cope without support.

Anybody can be a carer, regardless of their age, sex, gender or individual health conditions. 

It is estimated that there are more than 21,000 carers living in Swindon, with research showing that their combined efforts save the local economy more than £395 million each year. 

 

Advice and information for carers

Carers in Swindon can find out more about the support available to them by contacting Swindon Carers Centre using any of the details listed below. 

Website: www.swindoncarers.org.uk 

Phone: 01793 531133

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Post: Swindon Carers Centre, Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon, SN1 1HE