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).

Covid Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccination

Covid-19 vaccination FAQs can be found on the NHS website. For information specific to BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire and answers to questions from local residents, see below. The NHS England website publishes the latest Government data regarding the number of people who have been vaccinated and Public Health England have a ‘What you need to know’ blog with similar…

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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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New organisation to meet in public following successful transition from CCG to integrated care board

The soon-to-be established Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board is set to mark its inception with an inaugural day one meeting in public. Officials from the new integrated care board, which is being established to improve health and care for local people, will meet in public for the first time…

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Swindon’s Covid-19 vaccination total keeps rising as town’s largest vaccine centre steams past 400,000 jabs

Swindon’s largest Covid-19 vaccination centre has reached a new milestone in its drive to keep the town protected against coronavirus. The Steam Museum, which has been used as a large vaccination centre since the Covid-19 vaccine first became available in December 2020, has now given out more than 400,000 jabs. As of Friday 17 June,…

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New health and wellbeing centre for Radstock and the surrounding area

A new state-of-the-art health and wellbeing centre is set to open in Radstock on Monday 18 July, providing local people with access to expanded GP services, a children’s centre and health and wellbeing support. The Hope House Centre will provide a new home for the town’s Hope House GP surgery and children’s centre as well…

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Local NHS to contribute to green savings equivalent to half a million fewer cars on the road

As the UK marks Clean Air Day, the NHS in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire is set to play its part in helping to cut more than one million tonnes of CO2 emissions over the next three years, which is equivalent of taking 520,000 cars off the road. NHS organisations across the…

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Carers and those being looked after urged to book Covid-19 vaccination

Carers in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, along with the people they look after, are being reminded to arrange their Covid-19 vaccination. The call to book a vaccination appointment coincides with Carers Week 2022, which celebrates the invaluable work being carried out by paid and unpaid carers up and down the country….

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