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).

Heroic volunteer army applauded for help in delivering millions of vaccinations

Those who gave their time to help make the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire such a monumental success have been praised as part of local Volunteers’ Week celebrations. Generous people from all corners of the region have played an integral part of the local vaccination…

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Stay well this Jubilee weekend by stocking the medicine cabinet and treating minor conditions at home

Health officials in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are reminding people that most minor illnesses and injuries can be safely treated at home with the aid of a well-stocked medicine cabinet. The advice comes ahead of the extended bank holiday weekend, with people also encouraged to stock up on essential items, such…

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Health and social care services contract in Bath and North East Somerset not extended

The Governing Body of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BSW CCG) and Bath & North East Somerset Council’s cabinet have agreed not to extend a contract for health and social care services operated by HCRG Care Group. The seven-year contract, which covers the delivery of 51 health and social…

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Time lapse video shows progress of soon-to-be completed Devizes Health Centre

People in and around Devizes can now see how progress on the town’s new state-of-the-art healthcare facility is shaping up from the comfort of their own home. Cameras at the Marshall Road construction site have been recording every moment of the multimillion-pound build since work started back in May 2021.  Now, a new time-lapse video,…

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One hundred thousand Covid-19 jabs given at Wiltshire vaccination centre

More than 100,000 coronavirus vaccines have been given out at one of Wiltshire’s longest running vaccination centres. The hard-working team at Spencer Sport and Social Club in Melksham, which has been providing the local community with Covid-19 vaccines for more than 18 months, administered the milestone jab earlier this week. Staff at the site marked…

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Brand-new north Swindon GP practice ready to welcome patients

A brand-new GP practice in the north of Swindon is getting ready to welcome its very first patients. Tadpole Surgery, located on the northern edge of the town in the newly developed Tadpole Garden Village, will open its doors on Monday 16 May following a year-long construction project. The new practice, which is able to…

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Improvements at Wiltshire GP practice recognised by healthcare inspectors

A Wiltshire GP practice has been rated as good by the Care Quality Commission. Patford House Partnership was given the news after inspectors visited its three practice sites earlier this year. While at Beversbrook Medical Centre, Sutton Benger Surgery and Patford House Surgery, the inspection team spoke with practice staff, observed day-to-day activity and reviewed…

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Renewed call for over-75s to book second Covid-19 booster without delay

Health officials in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are calling on the 54 per cent of local people aged 75 and over yet to come forward for their second Covid-19 booster to do so without delay. Latest figures show that almost half (46 per cent) of all those in the age group…

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ARCHIVED: Update on wearable technology for people living with diabetes

Please note this guidance is now out of date. View the current policy. Information for people with questions about the availability of new devices that provide remote monitoring of glucose levels. In March 2022, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated the recommendations in its diabetes guidance in relation to glucose monitoring. The…

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Reminder to collect repeat prescriptions ahead of Early May Bank Holiday weekend

People in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire who take regular medication are being advised to get their repeat prescription requests in, as well as collected, ahead of the upcoming bank holiday weekend. Most pharmacies across the region will be closed on Monday 2 May for the Early May Bank Holiday, meaning any…

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