As part of the health and social act, Primary Care Trusts closed on 31 March 2013.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) have now taken on the responsibility of commissioning health services in your area. For more information on the Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group please visit their website on http://www.swindonccg.nhs.uk/
Most of the pages on this website are no longer being updated.
As part of the changes brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) ceased to exist on 31 March 2013. Their responsibilities transferred to the NHS Commissioning Board and a range of other organisations.
The content of this site was captured by British Library Web Archive in March 2013 and is available here: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/collection/117342234/page/1
For more details of the new NHS organisations, please see below.
NHS Commissioning Board
The NHS Commissioning Board is at the heart of the new health and care system making sure that NHS services deliver the best possible care for patients.
Department of Health
The DH sets objectives and budgets and holds the system to account on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health.
Health Education England
HEE is the 'people service' for health and healthcare. It is responsible for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce.
Public Health England
PHE provides public health leadership and expertise. It works to improve the nation's health and well being and to reduce health inequalities.
Trust Development Authority
This supports NHS trusts to secure sustainable, high quality services for the patients and communities it serves.
NHS Choices provides information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
NHS Property Services Ltd
NHS Property Services Ltd is a new organisation that will play a vital role in the day to day running of the NHS, managing and developing around 3,600 NHS facilities, from GP Practices to administrative buildings.
Healthwatch Swindon is the local consumer champion for health and social care set up as part of the changes to the NHS in April 2013. It replaces the Local Involvement Network (LINk). Healthwatch gives people a powerful voice locally and nationally. In Swindon it is working to help local people of all ages get the best out of our health and social care services – whether that’s improving them today or helping shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Swindon is working throughout the borough; it’s about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services; and it’s not just about people who use them now but anyone who might need to in the future. The Healthwatch network of organisations in each social services authority area works regionally in the south west and nationally with Healthwatch England.
Contact Healthwatch Swindon at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01793 497777.
You can see more information at www.healthwatchswindon.org.uk
NHS Continuing Health Care Team/Funding Nursing Care Team
Swindon Borough Council
Floor 3, Wat Tyler House
Swindon, SN1 2JH
Tel: 01793 444691 / 01793 444693
Patient Advice Liasion Services (PALS)
Patients, carers and families are encouraged to contact
PALS to give feedback about the family health and general practice services that they have received.
Tel: 01793 708758
To make a complaint about hospital services: 01793 604031
Clover Centre - Telehealth
Tel: 01793 646466
(this is the main switchboard, please ask for Telehealth)
Clover Centre - Respiratory patients
Tel: 01793 646432 or 01793 646432