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Provider of NHS 111 services in North Somerset rated 'Outstanding' by independent regulator
Practice Plus Group - NHS 111 South West, who have a contact centre in Bristol and answer NHS 111 calls from people across the South West, were found to be safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led by the Care...
19 April 2022
Report: how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected people's experiences of bladder and bowel services?
Our collaborative research with Bristol Health Partners' Bladder and Bowel CONfidence Health Integration Team (BABCON HIT) found that one in three people who use bladder and bowel services had been affected by changes...
6 April 2022
Report: experiences of attending Southmead A&E during the COVID-19 pandemic
North Bristol NHS Trust asked us to carry out a survey with people attending A&E at Southmead Hospital. We found that the management of people's long-term conditions in the community needs to improve, to reduce some...
18 March 2022
Safe Haven Crisis & Recovery Centre in Weston receives £10,000 donation
Howards Motor Group said they wanted to make a "meaningful financial contribution to their incredible efforts". The Safe Haven provides mental health support and a safe space for people in acute emotional distress...
9 February 2022
Local NHS renews campaign to encourage people with non-life-threatening medical conditions to call 111 first
The NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is encouraging people to contact NHS 111 for help with urgent but not life-threatening medical needs, rather than going straight to local A&E departments.
8 February 2022
Recommendations to improve local stroke services agreed by NHS commissioners
The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group said the changes will mean fewer people die or experience long-term disability following a stroke. Services are expected to be fully in place...
2 February 2022
"This is another scandal where it’s clear that lessons from past tragedies haven’t been learnt" - Healthwatch England's response to the Ockenden review
Healthwatch England has responded to the Independent Review of Maternity Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, led by Donna Ockenden. The review examined almost 1,600 clinical incidents and found repeated failures in care.
13 May 2022
NHS survey seeks views on next steps to further improve services at Weston General Hospital
The NHS in Weston-super-Mare, Worle and surrounding areas is asking local people to respond to a survey about its vision and ambition to secure Weston General Hospital as a thriving hospital at the heart of the community.
28 March 2022
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on February 15
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for North Somerset from your feedback. Our meeting at 12:00pm on February 15 is where we action your comments or concerns with providers to ensure what you tell us makes a difference.
8 February 2022