Winter has arrived and with this the demand for NHS services increases significantly as cold weather means there are more slips, trips and injuries. Generally, more people feel unwell during the winter as they spend more time indoors and coughs and colds are passed around the family, friends and colleagues at work.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) is experiencing increased pressures, with people attending its accident and emergency department (ED).

Are you the parent of a two or three year old child? NHS England says there is still time to make an appointment with your GP for the free flu vaccination.

National HIV testing week is taking place from Saturday 18 November to Friday 24 November 2017 and sexually active people across Swindon are being encouraged to take a quick and simple test to find out their HIV status to enable them to seek early treatment if needed.

From today (6 November 2017), all AWP sites in Swindon will go Smoke Free.

Public Health England is urging parents whose children have not yet been vaccinated against flu to do so before the winter flu season begins.

As winter approaches, South West Public Health England is issuing advice on how to avoid getting norovirus and what to do if you become unwell.

Norovirus is an unpleasant vomiting bug that usually lasts about two days. There’s not much that can be done to treat it but there are ways to reduce the risk of passing it on to those around you.

Our Winter Resilience Plan is now available to view here.

There were 160 diabetes-related amputations in three years in Swindon, according to newly released figures.

Data for 2013-2016 published by Public Health England and the Cardiovascular Intelligence Network and analysed by leading charity Diabetes UK show an increase of 44 on the 116 procedures carried out in Swindon between 2010 and 2013.

Health leaders across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) are urging people not to delay getting their flu jab if they are eligible for a free vaccination this winter.

People who are eligible include those who are aged over 65 years, pregnant women, anyone who is the main carer for another person or who is in receipt of Carers’ Allowance, and those with a long-term condition such as diabetes or asthma.

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Swindon and Shrivenham are urged to get the best out of their local NHS services, in order to Stay Well This Winter