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).

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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Update on wearable technology for people living with diabetes

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 CCG is aware of this updated guidance, and people with diabetes should be…

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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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Out-of-hours help available from selected pharmacies during Easter weekend

Selected pharmacies in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will remain open over the Easter break to offer out-of-hours help and support to those with minor health and care concerns. Fourteen sites across the region will be available on Sunday 17 April, with considerably more locations also staying open on both Friday 15…

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Local people asked to support busy NHS by managing new Covid-19 symptoms at home

Rising cases of Covid-19 among local NHS staff has prompted a renewed appeal for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to monitor and manage their coronavirus symptoms at home. An increase in the number of people visiting healthcare settings, including hospitals and GP practices, with mild and non-urgent Covid-19 symptoms is…

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Swindon GP practices to merge from Friday 1 April

Two GP practices in Swindon will officially merge from the beginning of next month, as part of a move that will bring two clinical teams together, as well as provide patients with additional services. Kingswood Surgery in Kingswood Avenue is set to merge with Carfax Medical Centre in Swindon Health Centre on Friday 1 April….

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Thanks given to dedicated NHS mums working tirelessly during extremely busy Mother’s Day weekend

Mums working in the NHS across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have been thanked for giving up time with their families to help others during what is expected to be an extremely busy Mother’s Day weekend.   Local hospital teams, GP practice staff, ambulance crews and out-of-hours clinicians are currently working against…

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