Press release issued: 8/3/2018

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned XenZone, pioneer of online counselling services, to give children and young people access to professional mental health counsellors through its online Kooth service.

Issued 7 March 2018

Seven Swindon GP practices have today announced a Super Partnership to improve the quality of care to over 75,000 patients across the region. 

The Wyvern Health Partnership incorporating; Merchiston Surgery, Kingswood Surgery, Hawthorn Medical Centre, Lawn Medical Centre, Ridgeway View Family Practice, Old Town Surgery and Priory Road Medical Centre will work together to develop services, share best practices and collaborate on initiatives.

Two Swindon GP practices are merging at the end of March 2018.

Victoria Cross Surgery and Eldene Health Centre are proposing to become one GP practice on Saturday 31 March 2018.

Wiltshire Police Press Release: 2/3/2018

We’ve declared a major incident due to the adverse weather conditions in our county.

Following heavy snowfall overnight, our message to Wiltshire residents is clear – please stay at home today unless your journey is absolutely critical.

Many roads, including some major routes, have been left completely impassable following the severe weather conditions and despite the advice issued by police and partner agencies, many people have continued to attempt to travel.

 Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service and the Referral Support Centre service.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group is experiencing staff shortages due to the adverse weather conditions, therefore you may experience a substantial delay in your calls being answered by the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service and the Referral Support Centre service.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England.

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care.

Two care homes in Swindon are piloting a new initiative whereby residents who need to visit hospital are accompanied by a distinctive red bag, which contains all relevant medical information as well as their personal belongings.

Information on the pharmacies which are open over Christmas and the New Year can be viewed here.

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

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

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