This page provides links to an archive of news items from Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) prior to the 1st July 2022 when it became an Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Continued public support needed as demand for local services remains high

NHS leaders in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are expecting the remainder of the festive period to be just as busy as the long Christmas weekend, if not more so. People are being asked to once again show their support by doing whatever they can to help relieve the intense pressure being…

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Information for Clinicians

The local referral mechanism for clinicians to follow. Information for Care Homes Covid-19 Treatment guidelines have recently been updated so that more people are now eligible for treatment. Treatments must be started within 5 days of a positive test (or symptoms started) so it is important that processes are in place to identify and onward refer…

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How to access Covid-19 treatment for high risk patients

People with long term health conditions may be eligible for coronovirus treatments and free lateral flow tests If you are affected by the following: You can collect Lateral flow tests from a participating community pharmacy. This is a walk-in service where patients/patients’ representatives can collect one box of five Lateral flow tests from a participating…

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Public asked to use health services appropriately as impact of industrial action expected to last into next week

People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being reminded that hospital services are still under extreme pressure as a result of ongoing industrial action by junior doctors and the impact is expected to remain into next week. The industrial action began at 7am on Monday 10 April and is set to…

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Tireless NHS teams come together after busy Easter to reduce disruption of industrial action

The tireless NHS staff who kept local services running during the busy Easter weekend are gearing up for another challenging few days as junior doctors begin an extended period of industrial action. Teams from all corners of the local health and care system will be working together this week to ensure disruption to patients is…

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Covid Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccination

Thousands of eligible people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will now be offered a Covid-19 vaccine from 11 September, in line with the latest expert guidance on the new Covid-19 variant. This change follows an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the UK Health Security Agency…

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Information for communities

We will keep this page up to date with links to resources – videos, leaflets and graphics – that different commuities can use and share as appropriate. We will add to this page as we find resources, and if you have any ideas for something that might be missing that would help your community, please…

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Covid-19 information resources

For the latest information and advice, visit Public Health England’s website.  Information about Covid-19 symptoms, how to help stop the spread of the virus and other health-related advice can be found on the NHS website Easy Read resources: Mencap’s Easy Read guide to Coronavirus Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their advice on the coronavirus for…

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Long Covid

What is Long Covid? Covid disease is an infection caused by a coronavirus. Long Covid is a term to describe the effects of Covid-19 that continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness. The health watchdog NICE defines Long Covid as lasting for more than 12 weeks, although some other people consider symptoms that…

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Patients rate new at-home Covid-19 treatment five stars out of five

The first patients in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to benefit from a new at-home treatment for Covid-19 have spoken highly of their experience. Hundreds of people across the region have so far had their Covid-19 diagnosis treated remotely via the Oximetry @Home service, which monitors the oxygen levels of clinically vulnerable…

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