Healthcare inspectors have rated a Swindon GP surgery as good in all areas after staff at the practice went the extra mile to overturn a previous rating of requires improvement.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is aware that some patients have recently been experiencing challenges when ordering repeat prescriptions via the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service.

Smokers in Swindon are encouraged to make the most of the support available during Stoptober and take the first steps to a healthier life without cigarettes. 

Some patients trying to contact Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) may be waiting longer than usual due to an unprecedented number of calls being made to the service.  

The latest edition of News-Bites, the CCG's monthly newsletter, is available to read now. 

On the same day that NHS staff up and down the country have been told to protect themselves and their patients by getting the winter flu vaccine, people in Swindon are being encouraged to follow suit. 

With summer quickly fading and autumn fast approaching, people in Swindon are being asked to think back to how they coped during this year's unusually warm weather.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is calling on adults across the town to find out their heart age and make changes to improve their overall cardiovascular health.

Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind is recruiting four wellbeing advisers for an exciting new mental health project in the town. 

Plan ahead is the message the NHS is sharing with residents across Swindon in the run up to the late summer bank holiday.