Some patients may have experienced difficulties in accessing patient transport on Tuesday 22 November.  Arriva have provided a statement to explain the situation, as follows:

Health and care organisations across Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire have released a summary of their Sustainability and Transformation Plan ahead of full publication in the coming weeks. 

Are you looking after an adult with a learning disability?

Come and join our Carers Cuppa.

Monday 12 December 1-2.30 pm at Sandford House

Flu can cause serious complications for you and your baby - you could both get seriously ill.  

The flu jab is the safest way to help protect you and your baby. 

With nursery and school terms well underway, parents and guardians of young children are encouraged not to put off getting the free flu vaccination for their children.

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.