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Many young people seeking mental health support struggle to find it
75 per cent of parents and young people responding to a Healthwatch North Somerset survey have had mental health concerns. People told us they had to “fight” for support and services were "swamped meaning no help was...
9 July 2021
Our survey to help improve bladder and bowel care features in national showcase
Healthwatch North Somerset is delighted that our work with Bristol Health Partners on how easy it was for people to get help from bladder and bowel services during Covid-19 has been included in a national research portfolio.
11 May 2021
Vaccine research shows positive reaction among Asian communities
Sayd Ahmed from North Somerset Bangladeshi Association has been on a mission to speak to all Asian households in the area to encourage them the Covid vaccine is safe. He told HW he spoke to 2,200 people and they all were in...
30 March 2021
NHS sets out plan for improving patient access to GPs
More GP appointments, additional funding for NHS 111, and improved telephone systems will all make it easier for people to get the care they need. Measures to support GPs include the launch of a zero-tolerance campaign towards abuse of NHS staff.
20 October 2021
Translated COVID-19 advice posters available in 12 languages
Posters with the most recent COVID-19 information and recommended steps to keep everyone safe and reduce the spread of the virus are have been translated into 12 different languages, including Somali, Polish, and Gujarati.
14 October 2021
Millions more to benefit from free flu jab as eligibility criteria is widened
Over 35 million people are to be offered a free flu vaccine, including 50 - 64 year olds and all secondary school children up to year 11, in order to save lives and reduce the pressure on the NHS this winter.
4 October 2021