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

Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place between the 8 and 14 May 2017 and this year the focus of the campaign is on What Can You Do?

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust are extending the consultation on the proposed changes affecting Places of Safety in Wiltshire and Swindon until Friday 16 June 2017. This is to accommodate the purdah period resulting from the general election which restricts the types of activities permitted to undertake during this time.

As we enter the Bank Holiday weekend, please be aware that not all pharmacies will be open as usual across the weekend.  A list of pharmacy opening times can be found here or visit the NHS Choices website

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH NHS FT), the University of Bath and Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG) are working together on a project to understand births and the choices that pregnant women make.  The project focuses on women who have previously experienced a caesarean and are now pregnant again.