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).

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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Second Covid-19 booster now available for over 75s and care home residents

Older people living across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire who had their first Covid-19 booster jab at least six months ago are now being encouraged to come forward for a second. From today, Monday 21 March, people aged 75 and over can have their immunity to Covid-19 topped up by arranging to…

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Rising Covid-19 cases prompt health leaders to remind public to stay cautious

A recent increase in Covid-19 cases across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire has prompted health leaders to remind local people of the continued need to stay cautious. Since the lifting of all government-enforced coronavirus restrictions at the end of last month, local case numbers, as well as those at a national level,…

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GP practice staff shine a light on inspirational female colleagues for International Women’s Day

Some of the most inspiring females working in GP practices across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have been praised by their awestruck colleagues ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day. Staff working in all corners of the region had been asked to nominate the outstanding women from their practices who have continuously…

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Successful flu vaccine campaign sees more of the region’s most vulnerable get protected

Thousands of older people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have helped make this year’s local flu vaccination campaign one of the most successful to date.   The 2021/22 season saw more people aged 65 and over came forward for the flu jab, which experts cite as the most robust defence against…

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Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board appoints Non-Executive Directors to help shape the future of health and care for local people

Four Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the new Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) to oversee the development and planning of integrated health and care services for the local population. The Non-Executive Directors appointed are as follows: Dr Claire Feehily – Non-Executive Director for Audit Dr Feehily…

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Living safely with Covid-19 requires continued caution, say local health officials

Health leaders in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have responded to the lifting of national Covid-19 restrictions by saying that continued caution is needed to keep the region safe. Prime Minister Boris Johnson previously announced that the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test for Covid-19 would end on Thursday 24…

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