Covid-19: Supporting Swindon
We are following Government-issued guidance and as a result are now working in a number of different ways.
This means that we can continue to support you by giving you the most up-to-date information about Covid-19 and listening to your experiences of health and social care.
Have your say
For services to change, they need to hear from you. Share your experiences of health and social care, and encourage others to do the same, so that our NHS and social care services can spot issues and know how to improve. It only takes five minutes to complete our short, confidential survey. #BecauseWeAllCare
Swindon Patient Participation Group (PPG) Forum
A PPG is a group of patients from a surgery, usually working with a member of staff, who want to help it work as well as it can for patients, doctors and staff.
Our PPG forum brings representatives from surgeries across Swindon together to discuss what is happening at each surgery, what the main concerns are and to share ideas to help make services better for patients.
NHS Long Term Plan
In March and April 2019 we spoke to people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) to find out what changes they would like to see to local NHS services with additional funding from the government.
The findings from this and the Our Health, Our Future engagement work by the BSW Sustainable Transformation Partnership will be used to shape our local system’s five year plan.
Ageing Well and Frailty
One of our work priorities for 2019/ 20 is ageing well and frailty.
We carried out focus groups as part of our work on the NHS Long Term Plan to understand what 'ageing well' means to people in Swindon and what is needed from services in order to support older people to live and age well.
Primary Care Networks
From 1 July 2019, all patients in England should be covered by a primary care network (PCN).
PCNs are made up from groups of neighbouring general practices and forms a key part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
The aim of PCNs is to help surgeries work together at scale and share finances, in order to provide a wider range of services to patients.