Health leaders across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire urge local people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives
27 March 2020 – Local people are being urged to do all they can to support crucial health and care services across Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Swindon and Wiltshire.
26 March 2020 – Find out how to order your repeat prescriptions.
25 March 2020 – People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being reminded not to ask for extra medicine from their pharmacist or GP, as the supply chain remains resilient against the current coronavirus outbreak.
23 March 2020 – Advice from the NHS to ensure the safety of the public.
23 March 2020 – The Wiltshire CCG Governing Body meeting due to held on Thursday 26 March will be held virtually and will no longer be open to members of the public.
19 March 2020 – The COVID-19 response may impact on our ability to meet usual timeframes for responses.
19 March 2020 – The meeting due to be held today will no longer be open to members of the public.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information and advice for the public The NHS in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the …
12 March 2020 – A list of priorities has been published today by health and care leaders as part of a plan detailing how they will spend money and organise services across the region between now and 2024.
27 February 2020 – information on the closure of BoAMHP’s branch surgery in Melksham
27 February 2020 – Updated information and advice from the NHS and Public Health England.
11 February 2020 – The NHS and Public Health England have issued public information advice about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
16 January 2020 – The joint Governing Bodies of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (BSW CCGs) today approved a proposal to improve and modernise maternity services across the region.
10 January 2020 – The decision on a proposal to transform maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be made at the joint Governing Bodies meeting on 16 January 2020.
31 December 2019 – People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to help stop the spread of Norovirus this new year to help relieve pressure on the area’s hospitals and health services.
23 December 2019 – View pharmacy opening hours and other services open over the bank holidays.
18 December 2019 – An update on the Places of Safety
New Independent Chair appointed to lead Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire health and care system
16 December 2019 – Health and care leaders from Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) have appointed a new Independent Chair.
9 December 2019 – The latest update on our merger.
18 November 2019 – We are searching for dynamic and passionate people to join our governing body as lay members.
Help stop the spread of Norovirus in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire this winter
26 November 2019 – Find out the simple steps you can take to protect against norovirus.
15 November 2019 -Use HANDiapp for instant support when faced with one of the six most common childhood illnesses.
21 October 2019 – results of the Our Health Our Future survey now available.
16 October 2019 – Three CCGs are to become a single organisation in April 2020.
9 October 2019 – Read the latest issue of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Newsletter
19 August 2019 – Opening times for your local pharmacy services for the upcoming bank holiday weekend
9 August 2019 – Read the latest issue of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Newsletter
8 August 2019 – the Local Government Association are asking people to share their experiences of the support they received on leaving hospital to find out what improvements could be made to health and care services.
2 August 2019 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging families in Wiltshire to #wearitwell and share photos of their summer holiday fun in the sun as a way of reminding others about the importance of sun protection.
Region moves closer to developing new plan for local health and care services following public engagement
1 August 2019 – More than 2,000 people across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire have had their say as part of local Our Health Our Future campaign.
31 July 2019 – A new innovative ‘red bag’ scheme launches on 1 August 2019, designed to help care home residents admitted to hospital to receive improved care and reduce their length of stay in hospital.
24 July 2019 – GP practices in Wiltshire going above and beyond for unpaid carers were recognised at the Carer Support Wiltshire Investors in Carers GP Accreditation Scheme Awards last week.
15 July 2019 – Three groups responsible for the planning, buying and monitoring of health services in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire could become one single organisation as soon as April 2020.
12 July 2019 – Specially trained mental health practitioners will provide support to pupils as part of the NHS England Trailblazer programme.
18 June 2019 – A consultation on the draft Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2022 is underway and people have until 5 August to provide their feedback.
14 June 2019 – Read the latest newsletter from the Families and Children’s Transformation Programme.
13 June 2019 – What would you change about local health and care services?
12 June 2019 – Medvivo has again, been given the highest rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after it was first declared ‘outstanding’ in April 2017 for its GP Out of Hours service in Wiltshire.
E-zec Medical Transport Services provide non-emergency patient transport services transport across Banes, Swindon and Wiltshire
1 June 2019 – From today, non-emergency patient transport will be provided by E-zec Medical Transport Services.
07 June 2019 – Read our latest issue of In Touch, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you in touch with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
16 May 2019 – Young people, parents and professionals are being asked for their views on how we can improve mental health and wellbeing in Wiltshire.
03 May 2019 – Read the latest issue of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Newsletter
02 May 2019 – Read our latest issue of In Touch, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you in touch with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
02 May 2019 – Opening times for your local pharmacy services for the upcoming bank holiday
16 April 2019 – People living in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to get ready for the approaching Easter holidays in order to help ease demand on health services across the region.
15 April 2019 – Opening times for your local pharmacy services for the upcoming bank holiday weekend
08 April 2019 – Wiltshire’s Community Safety Partnership have recently launched a new Child Exploitation and Missing Children Strategy for 2019 – 2021.
4 April 2019 – NHS BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCGs continue to work with local hospital diabetes teams to support the introduction of FreeStyle Libre® from 1 April 2019 in line with the new NHSE arrangements.
02 April 2019 – People in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire most at risk of developing type two diabetes are being encouraged to accept an invitation to a free course that could help prevent the condition.
25 March 2019 – Read our latest issue of In Touch, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
25 March 2019 – NHS BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCGs are working closely with local hospital diabetes teams to support the introduction of FreeStyle Libre from April 1st 2019.
19 March 2019 – Healthwatch Wiltshire is asking for your views on the future of the NHS in Wiltshire as part of engagement around the NHS Long Term Plan.
18 March 2019 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a new website for people living with Type 2 diabetes in Wiltshire.
13 March 2019 – The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has announced it has appointed Alison Ryan as its new chair.
06 March 2019 – Read the latest issue of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Newsletter
New Chief Executive appointed to continue integration of health and care across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire
27 February 2019 – Three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have appointed a single Chief Executive to oversee the ongoing improvement and integration of health and care services across the region.
13 February 2019 – There is still time to have your say on the proposal for changes to maternity services across the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.
11 February 2019 – Read our latest issue of In Touch, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
29 January 2019 – People suffering from minor illnesses are being urged to seek help from their local pharmacist in the first instance rather than booking an appointment with their GP or visiting their local A&E department.
21 January 2019 – Read the latest issue of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Newsletter
21 January 2019 – Dr Hayley Richards has announced that she is set to retire from the NHS at the end of May 2019
24 December 2018 – View the opening times for your local pharmacy services over the festive period
18 December 2018 – Have your say on the Health Based Place of Safety (HBPoS) Suites
14 December 2018 – E-zec Medical Transport Services will provide the service from 1 June 2019.
13 December 2018 – People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to do their bit to help the NHS cope with an increase in demand for services this winter.
12 December 2018 – Read our latest issue of In Touch, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
More Primary Care Appointments across B&NES Swindon and Wiltshire will help tackle increased demand for Health Services this winter
03 December 2018 – Find out about the new initiative which includes offering weekend and evening GP appointments to Wiltshire residents
22 November 2018 – Read the latest issue of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Newsletter
14 November 2018 – The Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Partnership (BoAMHP) have sought approval to close St Damian’s Surgery in Melksham.
12 November 2018 – 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
12 November 2018 – This Self Care Week find out how NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Wiltshire Council are encouraging people to to be well-prepared ahead of winter.
30 October 2018 – Find out if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination.
30 October 2018 – Read the latest newsletter from the Families and Children’s Transformation Programme.
1 October 2018 – Wiltshire’s GP Practices are working together to offer people better access to GP appointments in Wiltshire.
28 September 2018 – From 1 October 2018, Salisbury Walk in Centre will be co-located with Millstream Medical Centre.
12 September 2018 – People aged over 65 years living across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will receive a new type of flu jab this winter.
11 September 2018 – Read our latest issue of ‘in touch’, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
30 August 2018 – Help shape and improve the future delivery of the child immunisation service in Wiltshire.
29 August 2018 – Read the latest issue of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Newsletter
20 August 2018 – Use our handy clock infographic to help you use the right health care service at the right time.
20 August 2018 – Opening times for your local pharmacy services for the upcoming bank holiday weekend
19 July 2018 – Share your views on the key stages of childhood and parenting as part of the Families and Children’s Transformation Programme.
13 July 2018 – Following new guidance set out by NHS England in March 2018, medicines that are available over the counter for 35 minor, short-term conditions will no longer routinely be prescribed.
10 July 2018 – Share your thoughts on the proposed health and wellbeing vision for Wiltshire.
2 July 2018 – NHS sites and services across Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire and Swindon are preparing to become smoke free from
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29 June 2018 – Read our latest issue of ‘in touch’, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
27 June 2018 – Find out more about the Strategic direction for sexual assault and abuse services, which has been published by NHS England
19 June 2018 – Find out about the Calne surgery’s nomination in the national General Practice Awards for 2018.
18 June 2018 – We would like your views about the health and care needs of people in Wiltshire.
New dads in Wiltshire, B&NES and Swindon get support in the early weeks of fatherhood with the launch of mobile app
18 June 2018 – A new app, aimed at new dads in the Wiltshire, BANES and Swindon area, is to be launched this week.
14 June 2018 – A recent and detailed review of Wiltshire’s health and social care system has found that people receiving services in the county are safe.
11 June 2018 – Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire CCG announce an update on the joint corporate director post for health and social care.
11 June 2018 – Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire CCG are supporting the thousands of Wiltshire carers who look after vulnerable loved ones.
11 June 2018 – Wiltshire CCG is reviewing its policy on prescribing gluten-free foods on prescription. Complete a short survey to have your say.
7 June 2018 – Events this week to share news and hear views on a proposed specialist community perinatal mental health service in Wiltshire, Swindon and Bath.
31 May 2018 – Virgin Care is making it easier to access Wiltshire Children’s Community Services, enabling children and their families to get the help they need more efficiently.
24 May 2018 – Opening times for your local pharmacy services for the upcoming May bank holiday weekend
21 May 2018 – Read our latest issue of ‘in touch’, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
17 May 2018 – There are plenty of excuses to have a few drinks this weekend – with a royal wedding and the FA Cup Final, and Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group are asking people to enjoy the festivities safely.
15 May 2018 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group has launched its ‘Wiltshire Dying Well Community Charter’ to coincide with Dying Matters Awareness week (14-20 May) and is appealing to local companies and organisations to sign up to the charter and make a commitment to support their staff towards the end of their life.
Funding available for delivering a ‘step change’ in positive mental health and wellbeing within Wiltshire
14 May 2018 – NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting bids from all stakeholders, including the voluntary and third sector, of up to £50,000 for delivering a ‘step change’ in positive mental health and wellbeing within Wiltshire.
14 May 2018 – Summer’s almost here and with temperatures starting to soar, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Wiltshire Council are supporting Sun Awareness Week (14-20 May) by offering advice to people in Wiltshire on how to stay safe in the sun.
4 May 2018 – Hay fever affects millions of people in the UK and is mainly caused by pollen, and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is offering advice on how to minimise the symptoms for people who suffer from the condition.
World Immunisation Week – Is your child protected? 23 – 29 April 2018 Healthy Living begins with pre-school Vaccinations This week is World Immunisation Week and Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire CCG are reminding parents and carers the importance of vaccinating their child against a host of serious diseases. The vaccinations which children receive …
30 April 2017 – Opening times for your local pharmacy services for the upcoming May bank holiday weekend
24 April 2018 – Read our latest issue of ‘in touch’, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
6 April 2018 – Wiltshire residents urged to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes. The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is launching a Diabetes Prevention week campaign from 16 – 22 April 2018 and Wiltshire residents are being urged to eat healthily and be more active in order to help reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.
5 April 2018 – Wiltshire CCG wants to mark the occasion by sharing local people’s memories and reminiscences of the NHS.
5 April 2018 – With the arrival of Spring Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is advising people to brush up on their knowledge of ticks, tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and long grass.
05 April 2018 – We are thrilled to announce that the GP-led Health Centre for Devizes can move to its next phase, after a commitment of £7million to funding.
5 April 2018 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 June starting at 9.30am.
23/03/2017 – Find out the opening hours for GP Practices and Pharmacies in Wiltshire over the Easter Weekend
20 March 2018 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is advising people to be prepared so they know where to go for healthcare advice and treatment over the Easter bank holiday; helping them to access the right service at the right time according to their needs.
19 March 2018 – Read our latest issue of ‘in touch’, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
‘Stub it out’. That’s the message to smokers as all NHS sites across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire begin their nine month countdown to become completely smoke free
14 March 2018 – From Tuesday 1 January 2019 all NHS sites and services across Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be smoke free.
2 March 2018 – If you have an appointment booked at your GP Practice and are unable to get there safely due to inclement weather, please remember to let your practice know.
27 February 2018 – We have been commended by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust for working to improve cervical screening attendance in Wiltshire.
22 February 2018 – NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting the national Be Clear on Cancer campaign and are urging women aged 70 or over to be aware of breast cancer symptoms.
19 February 2018 – Read our latest issue of ‘in touch’, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
6 February 2018 – Most women are having a positive experience of maternity care and treatment within the NHS, according to a survey of more than 18,000 people in England.
5 February 2018 – The views of children, teenagers, parents, carers and healthcare professionals have helped to shape a modern service for children and young people.
5 February 2018 – A special event to launch the group is being held on Wednesday 21 February between 3.15 and 4.45pm.
25 January 2018 – Read our latest issue of ‘in touch’, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
24 January 2018 – Parents and children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability are invited to share their views.
19 January 2018 – Wiltshire CCG would like to announce that NSH Property Services will be working in Southgate House, Pans Lane after normal working hours for one week beginning on Monday 22 January 2018.
3 January 2018 – NHS England has issued guidance to hospitals in line with the new Winter Pressures Protocol, extending the deferral of all non-urgent inpatient elective care to 31 January 2018.
18 December 2017 – Pharmacies and GP surgeries opening times over the Christmas bank holiday.
4 December 2017 – an out of hours GP service for children aged 0-10 years in Salisbury and South Wiltshire means parents can now book a same day appointment to see a GP at Salisbury Walk In Health Centre.
29 November 2017 – Wiltshire patients are encouraged to be fit, willing and able to ensure planned outpatient clinics and scheduled operations run smoothly this winter.
24 November 2017 – Many GP practices and pharmacies will have limited opening hours between Christmas and New Year, so Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to plan ahead to ensure they have enough medication to last over the festive break.
22 November 2017 – A Wiltshire charity is celebrating after being told it has the best dementia care team in the UK.
The Support at Home team at Alzheimer’s Support won the Best Team category at the prestigious Dementia Care Awards 2017.
20 December 2017 – Download our next issue of ‘in touch’ , a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you ‘in touch’ with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.
13 November 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging local people to follow eight simple steps to help them stay well over the winter months, as part of the national awareness week for Self Care.
3 November 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging all pregnant women to get the free flu vaccination this winter.
31 October 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is advising local residents to be prepared this winter with their own well-stocked medicine cabinet, so they can treat themselves at the first signs of illness.
23 October 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting the national ‘Keep antibiotics working campaign’ to highlight the risk associated with taking antibiotics when you don’t need them.
16 October 2017 – 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.
12 October 2017 – Staff at Castle Practice surgery in Ludgershall are preparing for winter by having the flu jab and helping to protect themselves and their patients against from catching the winter illness.
4 October 2017 – Medvivo has been awarded a five year contract to provide integrated urgent care services across Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Swindon and Wiltshire, from 1 May 2018.
3 October 2017 – Residents of Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset are benefiting from a ground-breaking programme that offers psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems as well as long-term physical conditions.
28 September 2017 – Local organisations have made a firm commitment to work together to recognise, support and promote the wellbeing of carers by signing a memorandum of understanding.
26 September 2017 – Cancer patients in Wiltshire have rated the overall care they receive as a positive 8.8 out of 10, according to the 2016 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey published in July 2017.
21 September 2017 – Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back from 1st October. Join the thousands quitting smoking with Stoptober and get all the support you need to help you on your quit journey.
18 September 2017 – New Chairman announced for Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
12 September 2017 – Over the course of 12 months more than 76,400 GP Practice appointments were missed in Wiltshire, leading to £2.7 million of pressured finances being wasted.
04 September 2017 – Public Health England (PHE) is urging adults to take three minutes out of their day to take the Heart Age Test.
29 August 2017 – A new prescription ordering service means local patients can order repeat prescriptions over the phone from the comfort of their own home and then collect them from a UK pharmacy of their choice.
24 August 2017 – The One You campaign is encouraging adults to start improving their health by walking briskly for 10 minutes each day.
14 August 2017 – With some health services closing over the bank holiday it’s vital that people who need help from NHS services get the advice they need from the right person, in the right place, at the right time.
10 August 2017 – Men in Wiltshire who spend a lot of time outside are being urged to ‘Cover up Mate’ this summer to protect their skin and reduce their risk of developing skin cancer.
02 August 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging local people, particularly the over 50s, to recognise respiratory symptoms and get the appropriate help where needed.
26 July 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body yesterday approved a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) which identifies a preferred model and way forward for the future provision of community and primary care estate in Wiltshire.
25 July 2017 – Dr Peter Jenkins, the Clinical Chairman at Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, is to step down from his role at the end of September following a two year term.
19 July 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging men who spend long periods of time outdoors cover up and to protect themselves from the sun.
11 July 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is helping people to make the right decision about where to go for healthcare treatment over the summer months
Patients in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are set to benefit from expansion of diabetes prevention programme
06 July 2017 – The head of NHS England has announced 13 new areas are now live and ready to offer a leading NHS prevention programme to patients identified at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
03 July 2017 – Linda Prosser has joined Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as Interim Chief Officer.
21 June 2017 – Medvivo has been selected to the preferred provider stage of a procurement process to run integrated urgent care services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.
14 June 2017 – We are reminding people to take steps to protect their skin from the sun when they go outside and avoid being burnt this summer.
10 May 2017 – With the arrival of warmer days, many of us will be looking forward to spending more time outdoors, but this time of year also sees the arrival of hay fever.
04 April 2017 – With the arrival of Spring, we advising people to brush up on their knowledge of ticks to minimise their risk of infection, especially over the Easter break.
The Royal United Hospital launches mobile app to provide expert advice on common childhood illnesses
27 March 2017 – A free mobile app which provides expert advice to parents, carers and health care professionals on common childhood illnesses has launched today.
13 February 2017 – NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging Wiltshire residents to eat healthier as part of Public Health England’s ONE YOU campaign.
06 February 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is advising residents to be prepared this winter with their own well-stocked medicine cabinet, so they can treat themselves at the first signs of coughs, colds, sore throats or stomach bugs.
02 February 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups is supporting the annual ‘Act F.A.S.T.’ stroke campaign.
31 January 2017 – NHS Wiltshire is urging members of the public to think twice about attending A&E, as emergency departments across the county continue to face unnecessary challenges and extreme pressure.
23 January 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is helping local people to make the right decision about where to go for healthcare treatment with the help of an easy to use clock
16 January 2017 – Between July and November 2016, more than 31,000 GP, nurse and healthcare assistant appointments were missed across Wiltshire’s 55 GP Practices.
11 January 2017 – We have issued a stark warning to members of the public who are misusing emergency NHS services, putting unnecessary pressure on hospitals and putting more seriously ill patients at risk.
11 January 2017 – NHS Wiltshire is urging patients to ‘help us to help you’ as they are currently experiencing unprecedented challenges and extreme pressure at A&E Departments across the county.
10 January 2017 – Wiltshire’s developments in mental healthcare services for local children and young people are highlighted as leading the way, following the Prime Minister’s announcement to overhaul mental health in the UK.
10 January 2017 – Marlborough and Pewsey surgeries are inviting their patients and members of the public to meetings about the proposed merger.
15 December 2016 – A nationwide campaign to help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives has been launched today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
14 December 2016 – Health and care organisations across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have today published their Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
05 December 2016 – Click here for details of Arriva’s new contact number.
30 November 2016 – Marlborough Medical Practice and Pewsey Surgery have been in discussions to explore the possibility of a merger.
17 November 2016 – With the nights drawing in and colder weather here, local residents can take advantage of an initiative to help them with their energy bills to help them stay well this winter.
16 November 2016 – NHS Wiltshire CCG and Wiltshire Council want to know what local people think is important for end of life care.
15 November 2016 – Health and care organisations across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have released a summary of their Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
08 November 2016 – People from Devizes and the surrounding villages are invited to view plans showing the proposed location and outline footprint for Devizes Urgent Care Centre on Friday 18 November 2016.
01 November 2016 – As the cold weather approaches, NHS staff at Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are offered the flu vaccination to protect themselves and to help reduce the spread of flu.
24 October 2016 – An equivalent of 516 days of general practitioner time was lost during July –September 2016 because more than 15,500 GP, nurse and healthcare assistant appointments were missed across Wiltshire’s 55 GP Practices.
24 October 2016 – Following a recent tender process, overseen by an Auditor Panel (in accordance with the requirements of the Act), the CCG’s Governing Body has awarded the contract for external audit service to Grant Thornton LLP.
Come along for an opportunity to find out what is happening to local health services in your area from local GPs, what it means for you and how you can help
12 October 2016 – As a major campaign launches to help keep people safe this winter, eligible people are being encouraged to get a free flu vaccination to help prevent serious illness.
27 September 2016 – NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging smokers to take part in this year’s Stoptober Campaign, the 28 day stop smoking challenge starting on 1 October
20 September 2016 – England’s seven million smokers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Stoptober campaign, starting on 1 October.
13 September 2016 – In July 2016 more than 4,700 GP, nurse and healthcare assistant appointments were missed across Wiltshire’s GP Practices.
Pregnant women urged to protect their babies from whooping cough as infections rise across the south
08 September 2016 – Cases of whooping cough have increased by 25% across the south region, posing a serious risk to babies and young infants.
06 September 2016 – Wiltshire CCG has asked Tracey Cox, Chief Officer for BaNES CCG, to take on the additional responsibility of interim Accountable Officer at Wiltshire CCG from 26 September 2016.
22 August 2016 – Luckily, many of us don’t have to worry about our general health on a day to day basis. But making sure we stay healthy and live as well as we can is our own responsibility.
15 August 2016 – Making sure we stay healthy and live well is our own responsibility.
12 August 2016 – In Wiltshire, there are numerous ways to get the right health care advice and treatment you need. But when you’re feeling unwell it’s not always easy to understand which service is the best for you to use.
05 August 2016 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is asking people to consider the range of options available before attending A&E or booking a GP appointment.
01 August 2016 – From 1st August the Walk in Centre will be open from Monday to Friday 6.30pm until 10pm and on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, from 8am until 8pm.
The good news is that as a nation we are living longer – but what impact does our ageing population have on the amount of money we have available to spend on healthcare?
22 July 2016 – An ageing population, increasing health care costs and a professional shortage in the health industry are all challenges faced by Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Salisbury Walk-in Centre The Walk in Centre will be providing a service for patients for advice and treatment when their GP surgery is closed from 6.30pm and extended until 10 pm every weekday evening, and 8am until 8pm every weekend and bank holiday as currently. There will be an increased GP presence over the later …
20 July 2016 – The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) is helping the NHS build a new genomic medicine service by providing NHS patients with the opportunity to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project.
New campaign launches to encourage those with a persistent cough or breathlessness to go to their doctor
14 July 2016 – The campaign highlights that a cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer and that if you get out of breath doing everyday things that you used to be able to do, like mowing the lawn, it could be sign of lung or heart disease, or even cancer.
07 July 2016 – With the holiday and festival season upon us, local residents are being asked not to drink excessive amounts of alcohol and risk damaging their health this summer.
05 July 2016 – The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney campaign is back and encouraging families to ‘Just Keep Moving’ as they kick off a summer of activity, inspired by this year’s Disney·Pixar film, Finding Dory.
20 June 2016 – In Wiltshire, 1 in every 15 repeat prescription items are not required because people already have stock. We’re dedicated to ensuring people have the right medication at the right time to help them stay well, however, to continue to provide high-quality health services in Wiltshire, we need your help.
19 May 2016 – A Wiltshire GP practice, Malmesbury Medical Partnership has been rated ‘Outstanding’ following a recent inspection on 3 March 2016, by the Care Quality Commission.
06 May 2016 – Making sure that you have the right medication at the right time is important to help you to stay well. However recent figures show that 1 in every 15 repeat prescription items ordered were not required.
27 April 2016 – People are being asked to have their say on a new draft strategy which aims to support carers and ensure their contributions are valued and their voices heard.
25 April 2016 – The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action planned for Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016, but some services will need to change.
13 April 2016 – Wiltshire residents now have a single point of contact to provide support, help and guidance to people living in cold homes and those struggling to keep on top of bills.
5 April 2016 – The Wiltshire Recovery and Social Inclusion Service, run by national mental health charity the Richmond Fellowship, will support people living with mental health problems to improve their wellbeing through a combination of community and specialist support.
Change is coming to the NHS: Local health organisations and communities forge blueprint for improved health and wellbeing
Over the next few months, leaders from health and care organisations from Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) and Swindon will be working together to develop a ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plan’ (STP).
4 April 2016 – The Daisy, a brand new specialist residential home in Devizes providing care for up to 9 individuals is near completion and will open this summer.
1 April 2016 – A new Wiltshire focused NHS service for children, young people and families has launched this week. Delivered by Virgin Care the new Wiltshire Children’s Community Health Service will provide consistent and equitable levels of service and support to children and their families no matter where they live in the county.
22 March 2016 – Award winning Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Partnership is continuing its winning streak by claiming the title of ‘best friends and family initiative in primary care’ at the national Friends and Family Test Awards 2016.
17 March 2016 – Wiltshire’s Better Care Plan, which underpins care and support in the county, continues to make strong progress and maintain its national reputation, with plans in place for that to continue in 2016/17.
17 March 2016 – Award winning Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Partnership is continuing its winning streak by claiming the title of ‘best friends and family initiative in primary care’ at the national Friends and Family Test Awards 2016
17 March 2016 – A panel of judges, made up of senior and influential figures from the public sector, awarded Wiltshire Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board the winner of the ‘Effective Health and Wellbeing Board’ category at the Local Government Chronicle Awards 2016.
15 March 2016 – Residents are being urged to familiarise themselves with the typical signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and report anything suspicious about it they may see.
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17 February 2016 – Residents are being asked to have their say on Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) plan to tackle the issue of obesity in the county.
Acute hospitals in our area have plans in place to minimise disruption during the industrial strike action scheduled to take place on 10 February 2016, by junior doctors in England.
Acute hospitals in our area (Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust; Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust) have plans in place to minimise disruption during the industrial strike action scheduled to take place on 10 February 2016 by junior doctors in England. Patients who are affected by the strike action will have been notified directly by their health care provider. If you have not been contacted directly, you should attend your routine health appointments as usual.
The NHS has a duty to transport patients to hospital and Wiltshire CCG fulfils this duty with the Non Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT) service, which covers the whole of Wiltshire and transports patients to the Royal United Hospital, Great Western Hospital and Salisbury Foundation Trust Hospital.
Letter of praise from the Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for NHS Productivity on the progress and achievements of Wiltshire CCG to date.
With GP surgeries closed for several days over the festive period it’s vital that people who need help from NHS services this Christmas get the advice they need from the right person, in the right place, at the right time.
A board which helps health and social care services in Wiltshire work seamlessly together to support healthy, independent living has been nominated for a prestigious award.
A new out of hours GP service for children in and around Salisbury has been launched this week. Parents of children aged 0-10 can now book a same day appointment to see a GP at the Salisbury Walk In Health Centre.
15 December 2015 – A partnership made up of NHS provider organisations in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, universities in the region, the West of England Academic Health Science Network, NHS commissioners and patient organisations has been designated the West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC).
Delivering health care closer to home – new provider for adult community health services in Wiltshire announced
15 December 2015 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group has today confirmed its intention to award Wiltshire Health & Care the contract to provide adult community health services in Wiltshire for the next five years.
Find out when your local health services are open over the Christmas holidays.
24 November 2015 – The way people in Devizes access local primary care services is set to change. Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and doctors from five GP practices are working together to develop an Urgent Care Centre, to transform same day appointments for minor illness and injuries.
23 November 2015 – Local organisations were brought together this week to discuss how best to help improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of diabetes in Wiltshire.
23 October 2015 – With the drop in temperature over the last few weeks you can’t fail to notice that winter is on its way and with it comes the start of the cold and flu season.
Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Wiltshire Council and NHS England have today confirmed the intention to award Virgin Care the contract to provide community child health services in Wiltshire for the next five years.
A new modern purpose built service for individuals with complex learning disabilities and challenging behaviour has moved a step closer for NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP).
A list of those pharmacies open in Wiltshire on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August 2015.
Public Health England today (Monday 13 July 2015) is launching a ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign aimed at women aged 70 and over to drive awareness of the risk of breast cancer amongst this age group and to increase their knowledge of lesser-known breast cancer symptoms.
Healthwatch Wiltshire has published their Annual Report for 2014/15.
Wiltshire Council are looking for foster carers.
Public Health England (PHE) is working with South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council to investigate a confirmed case of psittacosis in an individual from Bristol.
We are looking for a GP medical adviser, who will be a practicing GP in Wiltshire, to champion safety issues in primary care and in the wider health and multi-agency economy across Wiltshire.
Details of which Wiltshire pharmacies are going to be open on Monday 25 May 2015, Bank Holiday Monday.
Wiltshire dental surgeries open over Bank Holiday Weekend.
The Urgent Repeat Medication Service allows patients who have run out of medication during this period to request urgent medication from a pharmacy without having to wait for the surgery to re-open.
List of those pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May, in Wiltshire.
Public Health England are warning of high levels of pollution across the country today. The levels are not expected to be particularly high across the whole of the South West, but they are expected to be moderate to high in Wiltshire.
Following an in-depth public consultation process, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Wiltshire CCG) has made the decision to permanently locate 20 specialist hospital dementia care beds in Amblescroft South, Fountain Way, Salisbury.
Public Health England (PHE) is reminding people planning to watch the partial eclipse of the sun on Friday 20 March 2015 to take precautions to reduce potential damage to their eyes.
The commissioning of elements of primary care in Wiltshire may soon be the responsibility of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, as its expression of interest to embark on joint commissioning in conjunction with NHS England, who manage GP contracts nationally, has been approved.
For three days from Monday 16 March, the Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham Community Hospital will be operating under reduced opening hours while essential maintenance work is carried out.
The four day break over Easter can sometimes catch people off guard when it comes to planning for their healthcare needs. With GP surgeries in Wiltshire closed on 3rd and 6th April 2015, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is asking people to plan ahead and to consider the range of options available to them if they need medical advice or treatment over the bank holiday.
A list of those Wiltshire pharmacies open over the Easter period is now available.
Following a two year term as Chair of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Wiltshire CCG), Dr Steve Rowlands will be stepping down on 30th June 2015 and handing the responsibility of Chairing the commissioning of Wiltshire’s health services to newly elected Dr Peter Jenkins.
After two years in a temporary location in Salisbury, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is looking to find a permanent home for 20 specialist hospital dementia care beds and is asking Wiltshire residents to share their views.
The Be Clear on Cancer roadshow has been visiting shopping centres across England since 28 January and will be in Bristol on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 February at the Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Knowle.
It is well documented that the ownership of Westbury Hospital transferred to NHS Property Services when Wiltshire Primary Care Trust was abolished in March 2013 as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2013.
Public Health England (PHE) is today (Monday 2 February 2015) launching the annual ‘Act FAST’ campaign, which highlights the common symptoms of stroke and mini strokes and encourages people to call 999 if they notice the symptoms in others or experience them themselves.
As a result of listening to, consulting and involving service users over recent years, it has been determined that services and support for the county’s children and young people can be improved by delivering services via a single contract, creating a service model for a single Children’s Community Health Service.
The Change4Life roadshow is set to visit Cabot Circus this weekend on Sunday 1 February to raise awareness of the high levels of sugar families consume every day, and to offer parents practical advice on how to cut down on sugar consumption by making one or more simple swaps.
Latest data reveals around 530 people in Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire are diagnosed with oesophago-gastric cancers each year.
As the proposed acquisition of the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) – or ‘The Min,’ by the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) moves closer, NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Chairman, Dr Stephen Rowlands, comments…
Public Health England (PHE) is to conduct the first ever long-term study into the impact of flooding on health and wellbeing.
Wiltshire CCG and Wiltshire Council have launched a draft Wiltshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which provides our strategic direction for promoting mental health and wellbeing and supporting people with mental health problems and their carers over the next seven years.
A new Change4Life campaign has been launched by Public Health England to encourage parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume by making one or more simple swaps.
Great Western Hospital has issued a press release about the current pressures on services at the hospital.
Today, Monday 29 December 2014, Public Health England launches a powerful new campaign to highlight how smoking damages the body and causes a slow and steady decline in a process akin to rotting.
On our website today we have published a list of those Wiltshire pharmacies that will be open over the Christmas and New Year period.
Wiltshire CCG would like to hear about your experience of end of life care in Wiltshire. The survey is being run by the Patients Association and is completely anonymous.
GPs from NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) re urging people to make sure they choose the most appropriate care for their ailments this winter.
Wiltshire CCG has pledged to be an Antibiotic Guardian, working to promote the careful and prudent use of antibiotics.
A new website is available for Wiltshire residents to check the quality of the air outside. Hosted by Wiltshire Council, it draws on information from air quality monitoring sites across the county.
After a very successful fundraising campaign, the Stars Appeal raised enough money last year to buy a new CT scanner for Salisbury District Hospital …
NHS Wiltshire CCG is supporting the NHS winter campaign, ‘Feeling under the weather?’, which is aimed at the over 60s.
Congratulations to the emergency team at Salisbury District Hospital who have just won the Emergency Services Award in the Local Heroes Awards for 2014.
Today, Tuesday 14 October, sees the start of the Be Clear on Cancer campaign being run again this year by Public Health England.
The Diabetes Bus is in town. Come along and be tested to see if you are at risk of developing Diabetes.
NHS Wiltshire CCG is supporting the NHS Flu campaign.
The campaign will run from 6 October across England, encouraging those who are eligible for the free flu vaccination to take up the offer. It is targeted at those with long-term health conditions, pregnant women and parents of children aged 2-4.
The Stars Appeal, which is raising funds for a new breast cancer unit at Salisbury District Hospital, has launched a new video.
New figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show that Wiltshire has the highest levels of immunisation for most routine childhood vaccinations.
The Salisbury Journal has launched a new appeal for Salisbury District Hospital’s breast cancer unit. Their aim is raise £750,000.
It’s been a year since Salisbury District Hospital began offering the Macmillan Cancer Support programme.
Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England is encouraging smokers in Wiltshire to swap their fags for gags, to help them quit for good this October.
Our Annual General Meeting and Stakeholder Event is being held in Chippenham Town Hall on Tuesday 16 September, between 9.30am and 1pm.
People in Wiltshire are being asked to support plans to encourage them to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. This is just one of the principles the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is proposing as part of a five year plan to improve healthcare services.
Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning group has awarded the Royal United Hospital Bath the contract to run maternity services at the hospital’s Princess Anne Wing and community maternity services in Chippenham, Trowbridge, Frome, Shepton Mallet and Paulton.
RUH will be responsible for providing these services, currently provided by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, from June 2014 until 2017.
On December 1st, Arriva Transport Solutions will begin to provide the non-emergency patient transport for Wiltshire. The service will run 24 hours, 7 days a week, which is an extension of some existing services that currently run only Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Rheumatology Commissioning Support Alliance (RCSA) is trying to gain a better insight into the local rheumatology services in Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire from the perspective of local patients with rheumatological conditions and their carers.
There will be a new provider of non-emergency patient transport services for Wiltshire from later this year. Following a thorough procurement process, Arriva Transport Solutions has been selected as the preferred bidder to run services across Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and Swindon.
On Thursday 14 March, the NHS Commissioning Board announced that clinicians in Wiltshire have been given the green light to become responsible for planning and securing health services for Wiltshire people