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Healthy Weight 4 Life

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Wiltshire Council’s Public Health team have developed a healthy weight 4 life toolkit full of clear messages on what is a healthy weight and why it is important, plus links to recommended websites, resources and services available to people living in Wiltshire. The toolkit is aimed at all ages, from those who are planning a read more…

Find the right health advice and treatment over the August bank holiday

NHS Clinical Commissioning

PRESS RELEASE 15 August 2017 Find the right health advice and treatment over the August bank holiday With GP surgeries in Wiltshire closed on Monday 28 August 2017, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is asking people to plan ahead and consider the range of healthcare services available to them if they need medical advice or treatment read more…

Paralympic Champion Stephanie Millward Supports New Airbase

Stephanie Millward

PARALYMPIC swimming champion Stephanie Millward MBE is encouraging people to help build a better future for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and complete the fundraising for its new airbase. Stephanie, from Box in Wiltshire, has become a Charity Ambassador with Wiltshire Air Ambulance and on Friday (11 August) she visited the site of the new airbase at read more…

Nearly 45,000 residents have responded to our Household Enquiry Forms within a week

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The election canvass started on Friday 4 August, with 213,000 Household Enquiry Forms being delivered to each residential property in Wiltshire. Within a week, 20% of households have responded and nearly 60% of those returns were made online or by text or telephone. Online and telephone returns provide a real opportunity to save the council read more…

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON AND ‘COVER UP MATE’ THIS SUMMER

Anthony Hues

Men in Wiltshire who spend a lot of time outside are being urged to ‘Cover up Mate’ this summer to protect their skin and reduce their risk of developing skin cancer. Cover up Mate is a national campaign targeting men who work outside including farmers, builders, sportsmen and gardeners, because they are much less likely read more…