As the colder weather approaches, the NHS in Swindon is urging local people to know their local healthcare options so they can seek help quickly if they become unwell.

It will be much easier for people living in Swindon to book an appointment to see a GP, nurse or other health professional during the evenings and weekends this winter thanks to a new initiative to help health and care providers across the region cope with increased demand for services.

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

Services for children and young people in Swindon with special educational needs and/or disabilities will be inspected between Monday 19 and Friday 23 November. 

A proposal to transform maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset (BANES), Swindon and Wiltshire has been shared with the general public for their consideration today, Monday 12 November.

People in Swindon and Shrivenham are being urged to make sure they know the best ways to get the most appropriate healthcare quickly and without an appointment over the winter months.

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

Healthcare inspectors have rated a Swindon GP surgery as good in all areas after staff at the practice went the extra mile to overturn a previous rating of requires improvement.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is aware that some patients have recently been experiencing challenges when ordering repeat prescriptions via the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service.

Smokers in Swindon are encouraged to make the most of the support available during Stoptober and take the first steps to a healthier life without cigarettes.