The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April, but some services will need to change and some are likely to be busier than usual.

This week marks an important milestone for mental healthcare in Swindon. Seriously mentally ill patients in Swindon have not been placed in out of area acute care beds for the past year, achieving a national target 18 months ahead of time.

Public Health England (PHE) has reported a continued increase in cases of scarlet fever across England with 1319 new cases between 21 to 27 March, the highest weekly total recorded in recent decades (data available from 1982 onwards).

Patients may be waiting for longer than normal when visiting the Emergency Department at the Great Western Hospital this week.

With the Easter weekend fast approaching, local health experts are advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect their repeat prescriptions.

With the Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching, local health experts are advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect their repeat prescriptions.

Do you know that you can give feedback on NHS care?

The NHS England engagement on mental health services for veterans is now live and the survey and supporting information is here. The deadline for responses is 5pm on 31 March 2016.

Having a heart attack saved Yindy Sandhu’s life because it prompted him to ditch his lethal smoking habit and transform his lifestyle.

One You is a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England aimed at helping the nation’s adults, especially those between the ages of 40-60 years old, avoid future diseases caused by modern day lifestyles.