Many pharmacies in Swindon will be closed on Monday 26 August for the late summer bank holiday.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group will hold two public meetings next month to give local people the chance to learn more about how five GP practices became involved with the Integral Medical Holdings (IMH) Group.

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

Health and care leaders in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be listening to views put forward by local residents as they draw up plans for the future.

Three groups responsible for the planning, buying and monitoring of health services in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire could become one single organisation as soon as April 2020.

Swindon CCG has provided local people with an update on the work currently taking place to support GP practices in the area affected by the withdrawal of the Integral Medical Holdings (IMH) Group.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is currently seeking the views of people who, in the last 12 months, have used the Walk-in Centre service based at the Swindon NHS Health Centre in Islington Street.

More pupils across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will have access to specially trained mental health practitioners thanks to funding for a new programme.

The Annual General Meeting of NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Thursday 18 July. 

As reported last month, the IMH Group, which had been working in partnership with five GP practices, has agreed to withdraw from primary care services in Swindon.