There were 160 diabetes-related amputations in three years in Swindon, according to newly released figures.

Data for 2013-2016 published by Public Health England and the Cardiovascular Intelligence Network and analysed by leading charity Diabetes UK show an increase of 44 on the 116 procedures carried out in Swindon between 2010 and 2013.

Health leaders across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) are urging people not to delay getting their flu jab if they are eligible for a free vaccination this winter.

People who are eligible include those who are aged over 65 years, pregnant women, anyone who is the main carer for another person or who is in receipt of Carers’ Allowance, and those with a long-term condition such as diabetes or asthma.

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Swindon and Shrivenham are urged to get the best out of their local NHS services, in order to Stay Well This Winter

The new Swindon NHS Health Centre was officially opened today (29 September) by the Mayor of the town, Councillor Maureen Penny.

Are you a parent or carer who cares for a young person with additional needs?  If so, you are invited to drop in to the Preparing for Adulthood Transitions Roadshow on Tuesday 19 September 2017 between 12 noon and 6 pm at The Academy at the Great Western Hospital.  

Local people are invited to stand for election to become a public governor of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a position which helps represent the interests of Trust members to the organisation’s Board of Directors.

As the August Bank Holiday weekend approaches, Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) are asking people to think ahead and help their local NHS by using the most appropriate local healthcare service over the bank holiday.

The Active 10 campaign has been launched by Public Health England and a new walking app aims to get Swindon’s masses moving.

A quarter of adults in the town do less than half-an-hour’s exercise a week, according to official statistics.

Swindon Borough Council is backing a national campaign aiming to get everyone to do at least 10-minutes’ brisk walking a day as a way to boost people’s health.

The first edition of the new STP Newsletter is out now and can be viewed here.  

Please be aware that opening times for pharmacies over the Bank Holiday weekend will be limited.  See the list for details of who is open and when.