Representatives from Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group often spend time getting out and about across Swindon, to speak to local people about their healthcare and to provide updates on what is happening within the local NHS. 

By meeting with real people with real experience of the varied NHS services that operate in Swindon, the CCG is able to better understand the needs of its local population, as well as any issues they encounter when accessing healthcare. 

The table below provides some examples of where the CCG has been, and what it has been doing, in the local community. 

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Date

In attendance Venue Meeting Purpose
23 April 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Lawn Community Centre Swindon Seniors Forum To meet older people from across Swindon
11 June 2018 Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager The Meadow, Penhill Autism stakeholder workshop (day one)

Working with parents of children with learning disabilities to redesign the pathway of care for young people with autism.

12 June 2018

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

The Meadow, Penhill Autism stakeholder workshop (day two)

Working with parents of children with learning disabilities to redesign the pathway of care for young people with autism. 

21 June 2018

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Sandalwood Court Opening of new acute community unit To see the new acute community unit and learn how it will benefit local people. 
12 July 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Swindon Cricket Club Annual General Meeting of Swindon Carers Centre To meet local carers and hear the latest updates from Swindon Carers Centre
17 July 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Pilgrim Centre Learning Disability Forum

To gather feedback from people with learning disabilities about a proposed annual health check questionnaire. 

Click here to see photos from this event.

19 July 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Pilgrim Centre Annual General Meeting of Swindon CCG To provide local people with an update on CCG news and to work with attendants of shaping older person's care in Swindon.
24 July 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Civic Offices Planning of Local Offer Roadshow event

To work with stakeholders on organising a public event for people to find out more about Swindon's Local Offer. 

6 August 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Swindon CCG  Introductory meeting with Swindon Ten to Eighteen Project (STEP) To learn about the issues young people face when accessing healthcare. 

10 - 17 September 2018

Various staff from Swindon CCG

Various locations across Swindon Meeting homeless people in Swindon

To talk to rough sleepers about their health and the issues they experience when accessing healthcare. 

This activity was discussed by Swindon's Health and Wellbeing Board at its meeting in October 2018. (Click here to view the minutes from the meeting.)

2 October 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Pinetrees Community Centre Annual General Meeting of Swindon Seniors Forum  To update older people in Swindon on the latest CCG news and developments. 
10 October 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Sandalwood Court World Mental Health Day To meet mental health patients from across Swindon. 
2 November 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Swindon CCG 10 Steps to Better Engagement To provide support and training to local people on NHS engagement. 
27 November 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Sandalwood Court Carers Champion Meeting To discuss how the CCG can offer support to local carers. 
29 November 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Buckhurst Community Centre Swindon Loneliness Summit To speak to residents, community groups and voluntary organisations about how loneliness is affecting people in Swindon. 
30 November 2018

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement 

Pilgrim Centre Carers' Rights Day 2018 Meeting with carers to discuss the support available to them in the local area. 
10 December 2018

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Gill May, Director of Nursing and Transformation

Swindon CCG Healthcare and the Homeless To evaluate the recent engagement work with homeless people and to discuss next steps with partners. 
10 January 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Sanford House Transforming Maternity Services Together To provide patients and the public with information on proposed changes to local maternity services. 
10 January 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Old Town Surgery Patient Participation Group  To provide local people with updates from the CCG, and to listen to feedback and concerns. 
14 January 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Sanford House Healthwatch Swindon's Patient Participation Group To learn more about the screening and immunisation work happening across Swindon. 
30 January 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Swindon CCG Introductory meeting with new Patient and Public Engagement Forum member, John Patel To welcome Mr Patel to the PPE Forum, provide an overview of the CCG and to introduce him to senior CCG staff. 
6 February 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Fig Offices Announcement of findings from Threshold Housing Link's homeless audit To hear headline statistics from a recent audit of the health of homeless people in Swindon
12 February 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Sally Smith, Project Manager 

Swindon CCG Autism pathway mapping To work with parents on implementing a new pathway of care for children with autism. 
4 March 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Sally Smith, Project Manager

Gill May, Director of Nursing and Transformation

Hop, Skip and Jump Swindon SEND Families Voice's first birthday celebrations To spend time with local families who use the services of Swindon SEND Families Voice.
13 March 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Sanford House Healthwatch Swindon's Patient Participation Group To hear updates from Medvivo on the new integrated urgent care service in Swindon, Bath and Wiltshire. 
13 March 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Civic Offices Swindon Health and Wellbeing Board To hear latest news and updates from various health and social care organisations across Swindon. 
1 April 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Sanford House Launch of Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind's new community programme

To meet staff and users of the new service.

Click here to see photos from this event. 

3 April 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

New College Guest speakers at health and social care lecture

To speak with A Level students about their understanding of the CCG and wider NHS. 

Click here to see photos from this event. 

3 May 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Fig Offices Healthcare and the homeless

To engage with stakeholders and discuss how to support rough sleepers to access healthcare

9 May 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

The Core BBC Wiltshire debate on mental health

To take part in a radio debate with local MPs, councillors, healthcare professionals and members of the public

30 May 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

The Junction Official opening of the Junction

To join stakeholders, staff, service users and other members of the public in celebrating the official opening of Swindon's new calming cafe, the Junction

13 June 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

The Great Western Hospital Hidden disability lanyard information stand

To inform staff, patients and members of the public that the CCG's new hidden disability lanyards were being used at the hospital

19 June 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Civic Offices, Swindon Borough Council Preparing for Adulthood Transition Roadshow

To talk with members of the public about the CCG's annual healthcare questionnaire for people with learning disabilities 

19 June 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Oasis Leisure Centre Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Thrive

To work with staff, stakeholders and members of the public to review the mental health strategy for the region

8 July - 19 July 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Swindon NHS Health Centre Walk-in Centre survey

To speak with local people about the reasons for choosing to use the Walk-in Centre service 

16 July 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Swindon Cricket Club Annual General Meeting of Swindon Carers Centre

To hear the latest news, updates and developments from Swindon Carers Centre

18 July 2019

Ruth Atkins, Head of Communications and Engagement 

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

The Pilgrim Centre Annual General Meeting of Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

To inform local people of the latest news, updates and developments from Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

2 September 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Western Community Centre Integral Medical Holdings in Swindon: Past, present and future

To give local people the chance to ask questions and receive updates on the withdrawal of the IMH Group from primary care in Swindon

3 September 2019

Shaun Dix, Communications and Engagement Manager

Western Community Centre  Integral Medical Holdings in Swindon: Past, present and future

To give local people the chance to ask questions and receive updates on the withdrawal of the IMH Group from primary care in Swindon