Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service and the Referral Support Centre service.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is experiencing staff shortages due to the adverse weather conditions, therefore you may experience a substantial delay in your calls being answered by the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service and the Referral Support Centre service.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England.

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care.

Two care homes in Swindon are piloting a new initiative whereby residents who need to visit hospital are accompanied by a distinctive red bag, which contains all relevant medical information as well as their personal belongings.

Information on the pharmacies which are open over Christmas and the New Year can be viewed here.

Winter has arrived and with this the demand for NHS services increases significantly as cold weather means there are more slips, trips and injuries. Generally, more people feel unwell during the winter as they spend more time indoors and coughs and colds are passed around the family, friends and colleagues at work.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) is experiencing increased pressures, with people attending its accident and emergency department (ED).

Are you the parent of a two or three year old child? NHS England says there is still time to make an appointment with your GP for the free flu vaccination.

National HIV testing week is taking place from Saturday 18 November to Friday 24 November 2017 and sexually active people across Swindon are being encouraged to take a quick and simple test to find out their HIV status to enable them to seek early treatment if needed.

From today (6 November 2017), all AWP sites in Swindon will go Smoke Free.

Public Health England is urging parents whose children have not yet been vaccinated against flu to do so before the winter flu season begins.

As winter approaches, South West Public Health England is issuing advice on how to avoid getting norovirus and what to do if you become unwell.

Norovirus is an unpleasant vomiting bug that usually lasts about two days. There’s not much that can be done to treat it but there are ways to reduce the risk of passing it on to those around you.