Have your say

We want to hear from you

Our proposal is just that, a proposal, and no decision has been made.

We want to hear from as many people as possible, whether you agree or disagree with our proposal or if you have other ideas to help us meet the challenges we face.

We are asking for people to share their views with us, from 12 November 2018 to 24 February 2019.

Our full consultation document, outlining in more detail why we need to change, how we reached our proposal for change and what we believe this will deliver is available here. You will find it helpful to read the consultation document before filling in the the survey.

Your feedback will be carefully analysed by an independent organisation, the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement at the University of Bath. This will be used to help us in making a final decision.

You can:

Fill in our survey

A survey is available here, and is also included in copies of our consultation document. It is also available as an online survey and at locations across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Join our events

We're holding a number of events in the coming months, where you can find out more about our proposal, meet some of the people involved and have your questions answered.

We'll also be out and about in local communities. Please check back for details.

Public Events

We'll be adding lots more places and dates across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire soon.

Come along, find out more and have your questions answered. You do not have to attend the whole session but please be aware there will be a half hour presentation at the start of the event followed by a question and answer session. Please let us know if you are planning on attending maternity.transformationbsw@nhs.net

Thursday 29 November, 5.45 - 7.45pm
Oasis Centre, Royal United Hospital Bath, Combe Park,
Bath, BA1 3NG
(Free parking will be available - please provide your number plate details on arrival at the event)

Monday 10 December, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Victoria Hall, Church Street,
Radstock, BA3 3QG

Chippenham Town Hall
Wednesday 9 January, 12.00 - 2.00pm
High Street, Chippenham,
Wiltshire, SN15 3ER

Thursday 10 January, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Sandford House, College Street,
Swindon, SN1 1HE

Saturday 12 January, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Paulton Methodist Church, Park Road,
Paulton, BS39 7QQ

Monday 14 January, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Melksham Town Hall, Market Place,
Melksham, SN12 6ES

Paxcroft Mead Community Centre
Tuesday 15 January, 11.30am - 1.30pm
17 Hackett Place, Hilperton, Trowbridge,
Wiltshire, BA14 7GW

Monday 21 January, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Yeoman Room, Corn Exchange, Market Place,
Devizes, SN10 1HS

Drop-in Sessions

Monday 10 December, 9am - 7pm
Trowbridge County Hall Atrium, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN

Midsomer Norton
Tuesday 18 December, 9.30am - 12.30pm
The Hollies, High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DP

Chew Stoke
Wednesday 23 January, 1.00 - 4.00pm
Church Hall, Pilgrims Way, BS40 8TU

Market Days

Wiltshire Market Days
We'll be attending local market days, come and visit our information stall.

Melksham Market Day
Tuesday 4 December, 8.30am - 2.00pm
Melksham Market Place, SN12 6LS

Devizes Market Day
Thursday 6 December, 8.00am - 4.00pm
Devizes Market Place

Chippenham Market Day
Friday 14 December, 8.00am - 2.00pm
Chippenham High Street

Warminster Market Day
Friday 11 January, 8.00am - 2.00pm
Outside Warminster Library, Three Horseshoes Walk,
Warminster, BA12 9BT

Calne Market Day
Friday 18 January, 8.00am - 2.00pm
New Market Place, Calne

Bradford on Avon Market Day
Thursday 24 January, 8.00am- 2.00pm
Bridge Street Car park, Bradford on Avon

Trowbridge Market Day
Wednesday 30 January, 9.00am - 3.00pm
Fore Street, Trowbridge

Corsham Market Day
Tuesday 5 February, 8.00am - 3.00pm
Newlands Road Car Park, Corsham

Street Teams

Our engagement team will be taking to the streets and keen to hear your views on the proposal for maternity services.

Bath City Centre
Friday 8 February, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Stall Street (at the intersection with Abbeygate Street)

Tuesday 19 February, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Outside the library and Civic Centre and along Temple Street

Write to us

Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Southgate House
Pans Lane
Wiltshire SN10 5EQ

Call us on 01380 736026.

What happens next?

No decisions will be made about this proposal until after the public consultation has finished. The responses will be carefully analysed by an independent organisation, the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement at the University of Bath.

The results will be used to help make a final decision on the proposed changes.

We can't start making any of the changes in this proposal until a formal decision has been made by Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.

If we do receive approval to go ahead with our proposal, we could start making changes from Summer 2019, however, we can't change everything at once, some changes depend on other things happening first. A possible timeline is shown below:

The decision-making process will be robust, rigorous and fair and will be assured by NHS England. The speed of implementation of an agreed outcome following the consultation that includes the building of new Alongside Midwifery Units in Bath and Salisbury is dependent on accessing one-off additional funding to support the building of those units.

Once this consultation is concluded, should one-off additional funding be required, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainable Transformation Partnership would put the development of maternity facilities as one of its top priorities and explore funding opportunities for these.

For those who are using our services in the lead up to or during the proposed change, please be assured we'll still be working together to provide high quality care across our Local Maternity System.