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).

Parents and carers urged not to put off seeking medical help amid anxieties about coronavirus

Parents, carers and others looking after children across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being advised not to let worries about coronavirus delay them from seeking medical help this Easter. Health leaders are offering reassurance that while services remain extremely busy, parents should not think twice about using urgent and emergency healthcare…

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Minor Injury Units in Paulton, Chippenham and Trowbridge to temporarily close as part of COVID-19 response

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) at Paulton Hospital, Chippenham Community Hospital and Trowbridge Community Hospital will close temporarily from 5pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020 so staff can be redeployed to provide vital additional capacity elsewhere in the local area. All three MIUs have seen a decline in the number of patients attending since the start…

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Businesses asked to help with PPE equipment for NHS and care workers

Businesses are being asked to help support the NHS and council care systems across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire in response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency. Given the unprecedented demand, frontline health and social care workers are in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help ensure the safe treatment of patients….

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Which health services are available this Easter weekend

Everyone should please stay home in line with government guidance. If you need medical help, here are the services available over Easter:  Coronavirus advice What to do if you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature and/or a new, continuous cough: Stay at home. If your symptoms worsen or you feel…

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Stay home this Easter weekend to protect the NHS and save lives

“Wiltshire’s beauty spots aren’t going anywhere” is the message coming from the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (LRF), as people are urged to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel over the Easter bank holiday weekend. With sunny weather forecast and people heading into the third weekend of the Government’s restrictions, the advice to the…

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Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices…

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We’ve merged and we pledge our continued support in our region’s fight against coronavirus

The three clinical commissioning groups of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are set to formally merge as a single organisation, in a move that aims to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of local people, particularly in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire…

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Health leaders across BSW urge local people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

Local people are being urged to do all they can to support crucial health and care services across Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Swindon and Wiltshire by following a simple message: stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. The request to the public comes at the same time as a number of…

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No need to order extra medicine as GPs provide reassurance there is enough to go around

People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being reminded not to ask for extra medicine from their pharmacist or GP, as the supply chain remains resilient against the current coronavirus outbreak. The call comes as many local GP practices and pharmacists report of more and more people requesting more than their…

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Finance year end – actions required

The 31st March is the financial year end for the ICB and we need to ensure all invoices have been received and authorised and all income is fully recorded and complete .Your assistance with this would be greatly appreciated. Expenditure/Supplier invoices: Can you please: Chase any supplier invoices that you are waiting to receive Receipt…

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