The Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care have announced plans for £215 million to be used for the introduction of mental health support teams, which will work between schools and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to offer support and treatments, including cognitive behaviour therapy.

The government is investing an extra £20 billion a year in the NHS until 2023 and local people are being given the chance to have their say on how money should be spent on services in Swindon.

Ahead of the UK's expected departure from the European Union in 2019, Swindon CCG has published a list of frequently asked questions to help reassure patients who may be worried about the impact Brexit could have on the medicines they are regularly prescribed. 

Throughout March and April, the NHS is encouraging women to know the facts of cervical cancer and, if they haven't already, to talk to their GP about getting screened for the potentially fatal disease. 

Three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups have appointed a single chief executive to oversee the ongoing improvement and integration of health and care services across the region. 

With children across Swindon looking forward to week of messing about, playing outside and generally enjoying being off school, parents are being reminded of the healthcare options available to them should their little one have an accident or become ill.

The government is working with pharmaceutical companies, suppliers and the NHS to make sure patients continue to receive the medication they need should the UK leave the European Union without an agreed continuity deal.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group fully understands that the recent problems some patients at some GP surgeries across the town have faced – particularly when trying to make appointments over the telephone – have been completely unacceptable.

The Great Western Hospital in Swindon is set to become the first in the country to pilot an innovative scheme that offers extra support to young patients with a hidden disability.

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