Following feedback from members, the CCG revised its approach to patient and public and patient engagement and divided its PPE Forum meetings into two separate formats: quarterly business meetings, in which regular standing items such as risks and performance would be discussed, and deep dive sessions, in which members could gain a greater understanding on, while also scrutinising and asking questions relating to, a specific area of healthcare. 

Presentations used at each of the deep dive sessions can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

2018

 

2019

Based within the larger Swindon NHS Health Centre in Islington Street, the Walk-in Centre will be withdrawn from service on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

Patients attending the Walk-in Centre for minor injuries and illness before the end of March will still be seen, however people will be encouraged to use alternative services, such as their GP practice, local pharmacist or calling NHS 111, when seeking help in the future.

 

Frequently asked questions

Click here to view and download a list of frequently asked questions relating to the withdrawal of the Walk-in Centre. 

On Wednesday April 2020, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group will officially take the place of the three individual CCGs that currently exist.

The new, single CCG will serve a population of 934,000 people with 94 member (GPs) practices.

It will be responsible for £1.3bn of core NHS funding each year.

The three current CCGs have a shared history of working together effectively to deliver high quality care.

They have already established a single executive management structure to provide more consistent leadership and direction to staff working across the three organisations.

NHS England approved the CCGs’ application to merge in October 2019, following an extensive stakeholder engagement programme in July and August.

Tracey Cox was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the new CCG in February 2019, and is leading the transition.

The merger will ensure that local people continue to have access to the services they need, where they need them but it will reduce variation in care and standardise best practice, so that everyone in the region receives high quality treatment, regardless of where they live.

Working as one organisation will also help the CCG meet financial challenges through offering greater buying power, eliminating the duplication of administrative support functions and streamlining governance processes, which means more can be invested into frontline services and transformational projects.

In January 2019, the NHS Long Term Plan was published and sets out the need for people to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, with CCGs playing a strategic role in supporting everyone to do this. 

As transformers of the system, CCGs need to lead the way in transforming local health and care services.

They must work as high level decision makers and purchasers of local services, holding the providers of these services to account.

As a single organisation, BSW CCG will be better placed to do this.   

There is still work to be done before 1 April, not least the recruitment of some key roles to the Governing Body.

At the end of January, all posts should be filled and the organisational structure will be published.

The teams at all three CCGs are working together to safely transition colleagues and contracts to the new organisation and create new ways of working.

A new website is being developed in readiness for 1 April but, in the meantime, keep up to date with the progress by following the news on social media. 

 

Further information

Based within the larger Swindon NHS Health Centre in Islington Street, the Walk-in Centre will be withdrawn from service on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

Patients attending the Walk-in Centre for minor injuries and illness before the end of March will still be seen, however people will be encouraged to use alternative services, such as their GP practice, local pharmacist or calling NHS 111, when seeking help in the future.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Click here to view and download a list of frequently asked questions relating to the withdrawal of the Walk-in Centre. 

Click here to view and download Swindon CCG's Scheme of Delegation.