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.

With Christmas just around the corner, people living in Swindon are being asked to prepare by making sure they know how to access medical care during the festive period.

Healthcare in Swindon is set to change from next year when the town’s Walk-in Centre is taken out of service.

People who regularly use non-emergency patient transport when travelling to and from hospital are advised of the reduced opening hours for the Patient Transport Advice Centre over the festive period. 

Health and care leaders from Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have appointed a new Independent Chair.

In September 2019, Swindon CCG and Wiltshire CCG Governing Bodies approved a permanent change to the location of the Health Based Places of Safety in Swindon and Salisbury, which were temporarily closed following poor Care Quality Commission feedback.

Some parents in Swindon may have received a letter in the post this week reminding them to take their three year old to have a free flu vaccine. 

The latest edition of News-Bites, the CCG's monthly newsletter, is available to read now. 

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being asked to help stop the spread of norovirus this winter by following some simple steps. 

Long-term provider arrangements have been identified for five GP practices in Swindon, with the last of the practices expected to have joined with a new provider organisation by the end of November.