Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for purchasing healthcare for Swindon and Shrivenham residents.

We are keen to make sure we are truly acting on behalf of everyone living in the community. To do this successfully we are working with local people, GPs in Swindon and Shrivenham, hospital clinicians and other partners (including local government and the voluntary sector) to improve health services for our population.

Our mission is to optimise the health for the quarter of a million people registered with our 25 GP practices in Swindon and Shrivenham.  We commission c£235m of local health services. 

Our objectives 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 we offer 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 the patient's 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

Our vision is to ensure everyone in Swindon and Shrivenham lives a healthy, safe, fulfilling and independent life and is supported by thriving and connected communities. 

The CCG's ambition

The CCG's strategy has the following ambitions which were outline in our Five Year Strategic Plan 2014-2019 and aligned to the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Our ambitions by 2019 are to have achieved the following outcomes:

 Reducing the potential years of life lost in Swindon to 1,865 (13% improvement) thus increasing female life expectancy to above the English average

  • Reducing the gap in life expectancy between the most and least advantaged of our male population to below eight years
  • Meeting the specific health needs of our growing population from minority groups and also reducing the health inequalities experienced by those who provide informal care for others
  • Shift an average of 1.5% of emergency admissions each year into planned care or one stop shop syle care (ambulatory care)
  • Reducing our emergency hospitalisation or admission rates by 1.5% per annum
  • Providing greater support to those with long term conditions so that at least 80% of those for whom we care feel supported
  • Reducing the norm for medical length of stay by 10% by 2019
  • Reducing the percentage of patients by 60% who are ready to leave hospital but are delayed leaving
  • Increasing the number of patients who, when surveyed say their experience of local healthcare was neutral to positive to 90%