NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines that their local population uses. CCGs asked for a nationally co-ordinated approach to the development of commissioning guidance in this area to ensure consistency and address unwanted variation.

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 20 July 2017 at the Pilgrim Centre, Swindon. 

We started the meeting with a look back on 2016/17, setting out what our challenges and achievements were, and how we spent our £265m allocation on healthcare for Swindon and Shrivenham residents. 

Patients in the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) area are set to benefit from expansion of diabetes prevention programme as NHS England drives forward changes to support people to live healthier lives

Please seek help as soon as you start to feel unwell, to prevent your conditions from becoming more serious. 

Your local pharmacist or NHS 111 can help decide whether you need to see a health professional 

If you can't wait to see a GP, please contact one of the local services listed below which don't require an appointment. 

A major fire exercise will take place tomorrow at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon (Thursday 22 June) from midday until 9.30pm.    

Medvivo has been selected to the preferred provider stage of a procurement process to run integrated urgent care services across Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire.  The healthcare provider, which has very recently been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by CQC, will be the lead provider, working in collaboration with Vocare and Banes Enhanced Medical Services (BEMS+). 

New parents are being invited to a one-off workshop to help improve maternity services in Swindon and the surrounding area.

If you have become a parent in the past year, the Maternity Experience Whose Shoes? workshop will give you the chance to share your experiences with maternity staff and other healthcare professionals, as well as other new parents.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is teaming up with colleagues at Swindon Borough Council to raise awareness of the stereotype-busting work taking place across the town to empower people with learning disabilities.

Diabetes Week kicks off on 11 June 2017, and this year the theme is: Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.  

While a lot of people have a good understanding of diabetes and how to manage it, many others aren’t getting the right help and support to look after their diabetes. 

We hope that Swindon is enjoying the hot weather today but please be safe and follow the advice for being sun safe