Smokers across the country are being urged to take part in Stoptober – the mass quitting challenge from Public Health England starting on 1st October – and join the nearly 15 million people who have already quit.

Following the award of the Adult Community Healthcare Services Contract to Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH), Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have requested GWH to manage the adult community services earlier than the agreed formal contract start date of the 18 February 2017 in a caretaking role. This action is in response to SEQOL formally requesting to end their contract ahead of schedule, due to their challenging financial position and workforce challenges.

Cases of highly infectious whooping cough have increased by 25% across the south region, posing a serious risk to babies and young infants.  Yet despite the rise, thousands of women are still not being vaccinated, with 40% of pregnant women not taking the protection it offers to their new born child.  

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce the formal contract award for adult community health services to Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Public Health England says the jab will help protect against meningitis W in particular - a sometimes deadly strain that is on the rise.

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding teenagers and young people to make sure they are vaccinated against measles after new cases were reported across England.

British sporting champions Tom Daley and Becky Adlington are encouraging children to ‘just keep moving’ this summer, as they launch nationwide interactive family swim sessions and a brand new 10 Minute Shake Up campaign – all inspired by the new Disney·Pixar blockbuster, Finding Dory.

After the publication of Building the Right Support NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) supported the creation of 48 Transforming Care Partnerships (TCPs).

To protect bone and muscle health, everyone needs vitamin D equivalent to an average daily intake of 10 micrograms, Public Health England (PHE) advised the government today.

Invitation to attend Stakeholder Workshop

Tuesday 12 July 2016 5.30pm – 8.00pm

The Academy (Lower Ground Floor), 

The Great Western Hospital (light refreshments will be provided)