News archive

News archive

Don’t put off getting your flu jab – it’s free because you need it

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.

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Castle Practice staff have their flu jab to protect themselves and others 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.

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Medvivo to provide integrated urgent care services across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire

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.

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Improving access to psychological therapies for those with long-term health conditions

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.

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Firm commitment made to support carers

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.

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Good feedback for cancer services in Wiltshire

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.

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Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back.

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.

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New Chairman of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

18 September 2017 – New Chairman announced for Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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£2.7million wasted on missed appointments in Wiltshire

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.

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How healthy is your heart?

04 September 2017 – Public Health England (PHE) is urging adults to take three minutes out of their day to take the Heart Age Test.

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New prescription ordering service for Wiltshire

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.

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New One You campaign encourages adults across the country to get more active

24 August 2017 – The One You campaign is encouraging adults to start improving their health by walking briskly for 10 minutes each day.

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How to access health care in Wiltshire on the bank holidays

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.

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Keep your shirt on and ‘cover up mate’ this summer

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.

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Helping the over 50s be clear on 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.

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Strategic Outline Case for Wiltshire

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.  

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Chairman of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group to step down

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.

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Cover Up Mate and reduce your risk of skin cancer

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. 

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Don’t let finding the right healthcare advice cloud your summer

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

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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. 

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New Interim Chief Officer joins Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

03 July 2017 – Linda Prosser has joined Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as Interim Chief Officer.

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Preferred provider selected for Urgent Care Services across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire

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.

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Are you feeling the burn this summer?

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.

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Are you hay fever ready?

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.

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Be tick aware this Easter!

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.

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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.

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Eating for a healthier you

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.

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Keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home recommends NHS Wiltshire CCG

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.

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Act F.A.S.T. campaign returns to empower people to call 999 at any sign of a stroke

02 February 2017 – Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups is supporting the annual ‘Act F.A.S.T.’ stroke campaign.

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A&E isn’t for ‘anything and everything’ warns NHS Wiltshire

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.

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Helping you make the right decision about where to go for health care in Wiltshire

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

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Missed appointments in Wiltshire top 31,000 in just five months

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.

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Health bosses warn public to think twice before attending A&E

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.

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NHS Wiltshire pleads ‘help us to help you’

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.

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Wiltshire leads the way with child and adolescent mental healthcare services

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.

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Working together for Marlborough and Pewsey patients

10 January 2017 – Marlborough and Pewsey surgeries are inviting their patients and members of the public to meetings about the proposed merger.

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Parents in the South West urged to spot the deadly signs of sepsis

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.

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B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability Transformation Plan published

14 December 2016 – Health and care organisations across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have today published their Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

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New phone number for Arriva

05 December 2016 – Click here for details of Arriva’s new contact number.

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Working together for Marlborough and Pewsey patients

30 November 2016 – Marlborough Medical Practice and Pewsey Surgery have been in discussions to explore the possibility of a merger.

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Get help with your energy bills this winter

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.

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Starting a Conversation about end of life care in Wiltshire

16 November 2016 – NHS Wiltshire CCG and Wiltshire Council want to know what local people think is important for end of life care.

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B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Summary Sustainability Transformation Plan released

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.

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Outline plans for Devizes Urgent Care Centre on public view

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 2017.

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NHS staff have flu jab to stay healthy this winter

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.

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15,500 missed GP Practice appointments across Wiltshire in three months

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.

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Awarding of external audit contract

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.

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The NHS in Wiltshire – The challenges, our responses

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

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People supported to Stay Well this Winter with free flu vaccination

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.

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Are you taking part in Stoptober – the 28 day stop smoking challenge?

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

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Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back.

20 September 2016 – England’s seven million smokers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Stoptober campaign, starting on 1 October.

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More than 4,700 missed GP Practice appointments for Wiltshire – in one month

13 September 2016 – In July 2016 more than 4,700 GP, nurse and healthcare assistant appointments were missed across Wiltshire’s GP Practices.

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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.

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New Accountable Officer to join Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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.

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Taking your health seriously

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.

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Taking your health seriously

15 August 2016 – Making sure we stay healthy and live well is our own responsibility.

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Feeling unwell? Choose the right healthcare

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.

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The right healthcare, for you, near you, with you

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.

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Salisbury Walk-in Centre

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.

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Today’s NHS – it’s a challenging time

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?

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Current challenges are of real concern

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).

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Salisbury Walk-in Centre

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 …

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First patients from west of England recruited to 100,000 Genomes Project

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.

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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.

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People asked to be mindful of drinking too much this summer

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.

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The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney campaign is back

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.

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Let’s work together to solve Wiltshire’s prescription problem

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.

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Malmesbury Medical Partnership rated outstanding following inspection

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.

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£2.7m each year in Wiltshire wasted on unused repeat prescriptions

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.

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Have your say on carers’ strategy

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.

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Advice to patients during the industrial action Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016

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.

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Single point of contact to keep people warm and safe

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.

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New service to improve mental wellbeing in Wiltshire

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.

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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).

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New Daisy service on target for summer opening

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.

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New provider for Wiltshire’s Children’s Services

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.

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Win for local GP partnership in national Friends and Family Test Awards

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.

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Better Care Plan continues strong progress

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.

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Win for local GP partnership in national Friends and Family Test Awards

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

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Wiltshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board wins prestigious award

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.

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County unites for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

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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Update on Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) services in Wiltshire

We understand that you may have some concerns about adult ADHD services in Wiltshire. Here is an update to let you know what is happening currently continue reading…

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Wiltshire’s plan to tackle obesity: have your say

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.

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Planned industrial strike action by junior doctors – 10 February 2016

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.

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Planned industrial strike action by junior doctors

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.

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RUH Hopper bus service

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.

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House of Lords acknowledge good work of CCG

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.

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How to access health care in Wiltshire this Christmas

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.

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Wiltshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board up for award

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.

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New out of hours service for children in South Wiltshire

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.

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Patients set to benefit from New Genomics Medicine Centre in the West of England

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).

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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.

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Christmas opening times

Find out when your local health services are open over the Christmas holidays.

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Transforming same day health care in and around Devizes

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.

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Organisations meet to discuss diabetes

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.

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Stay well this winter and avoid the flu

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.

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A single provider for Wiltshire’s Community Child Health Services

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.

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New Learning Disabilities service to launch in Wiltshire

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).

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Pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday – 31 August 2015

A list of those pharmacies open in Wiltshire on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August 2015.

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Public Health England Campaign – Breast Cancer in Women over 70

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.

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Healthwatch Wiltshire publishes Annual Report

Healthwatch Wiltshire has published their Annual Report for 2014/15.

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Wiltshire Council are looking for foster carers

Wiltshire Council are looking for foster carers.

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PRESS RELEASE from Public Health England regarding Psittacosis in Bristol

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.

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Annual Report and Accounts

NHS Wiltshire CCG today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-15.

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Calling all GPs in Wiltshire

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.

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Pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday

Details of which Wiltshire pharmacies are going to be open on Monday 25 May 2015, Bank Holiday Monday.

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Dental Surgeries – Bank Holiday Weekend

Wiltshire dental surgeries open over Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Pharmacies – Urgent Repeat Medication Service

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.

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Pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday

List of those pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May, in Wiltshire.

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Air Pollution – 10/11 April 2015

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.

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PRESS RELEASE – Specialist hospital dementia care in Wiltshire to remain in Salisbury

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.

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Friday’s partial eclipse of the sun

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.

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NHS health care commissioners given greater responsibility for primary care in Wiltshire

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.

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Minor Injuries Unit, Chippenham Community Hospital

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.

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Finding the right health advice and treatment over the Easter bank holiday

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.

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Pharmacy opening hours for Wiltshire – Easter 2015

A list of those Wiltshire pharmacies open over the Easter period is now available.

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Farewell to Steve Rowlands as new Chair of Wiltshire CCG is elected

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.

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Securing a permanent location for Wiltshire’s specialist hospital dementia care ward

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.

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Be Clear on Cancer oesophago-gastric cancer roadshow to visit Bristol next week

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.

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Westbury Community Hospital

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.

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New campaign encourages people in the South West to act FAST if they experience stroke symptoms

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.

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Children’s Community Health Services

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.

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Change4Life Sugar Swaps roadshow to visit Bristol this weekend

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.

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Be Clear on Cancer campaign – Wiltshire

Latest data reveals around 530 people in Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire are diagnosed with oesophago-gastric cancers each year.

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Integration of Bath hospitals

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…

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National Study on Flooding and Health – Wiltshire residents asked to participate

Public Health England (PHE) is to conduct the first ever long-term study into the impact of flooding on health and wellbeing.

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Wiltshire Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

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.

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New Change4Life campaign encourages families to make Sugar Swaps

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.

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Press release from Great Western Hospital

Great Western Hospital has issued a press release about the current pressures on services at the hospital.

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Stop the rot

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.

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Pharmacy opening hours

On our website today we have published a list of those Wiltshire pharmacies that will be open over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Survey on End of Life experiences

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.

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Keep A&E and 999 for Medical Emergencies

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.

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Wiltshire CCG has pledged to be an Antibiotic Guardian, working to promote the careful and prudent use of antibiotics.

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Wiltshire Air Quality website launched

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.

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New CT scanner for Salisbury District Hospital

After a very successful fundraising campaign, the Stars Appeal raised enough money last year to buy a new CT scanner for Salisbury District Hospital …

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Feeling Under the Weather?

NHS Wiltshire CCG is supporting the NHS winter campaign, ‘Feeling under the weather?’, which is aimed at the over 60s.

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Emergency Services Award

Congratulations to the emergency team at Salisbury District Hospital who have just won the Emergency Services Award in the Local Heroes Awards for 2014.

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Be Clear on Cancer campaign

Today, Tuesday 14 October, sees the start of the Be Clear on Cancer campaign being run again this year by Public Health England.

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Diabetes Bus

The Diabetes Bus is in town. Come along and be tested to see if you are at risk of developing Diabetes.

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Flu Season

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.

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Stars Appeal for Salisbury District Hospital

The Stars Appeal, which is raising funds for a new breast cancer unit at Salisbury District Hospital, has launched a new video.

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Immunisation figures for childhood vaccinations

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.

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World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day – 13 September 2014

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100 Day Challenge

If you have see our 100 Day Challenge logo and wonder what it is …

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Salisbury District Hospital Breast Cancer Unit Appeal

The Salisbury Journal has launched a new appeal for Salisbury District Hospital’s breast cancer unit. Their aim is raise £750,000.

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Salisbury District Hospital and Macmillan

It’s been a year since Salisbury District Hospital began offering the Macmillan Cancer Support programme.

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Stoptober 2014

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.

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Wiltshire CCG Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting and Stakeholder Event is being held in Chippenham Town Hall on Tuesday 16 September, between 9.30am and 1pm.

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Healthier for longer – Wiltshire CCG launches future health plans

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.

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Maternity Contract Awarded

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.

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New Patient Transport Services

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.

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Wiltshire CCG Scheme of Delegation

Wiltshire CCG Scheme of Delegation

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Local rheumatology services in BaNES and Wiltshire

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.

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New patient transport service for Wiltshire

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.

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Clinical Commissioning Group authorised in Wiltshire

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

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