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
Struggling to access digital services? Take a look at three new booklets, created to help people use the internet
Alive, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people and their carers, have published three booklets with the help of Healthwatch North Somerset to help those who struggle with technology access online services.
20 August 2021
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on August 10
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for North Somerset from your feedback. Our meeting at 11:30am on August 10 is where we action your comments or concerns with providers to ensure what you tell us makes a difference.
6 August 2021
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 available."
9 July 2021
100% of visitors seeking urgent support were 'very satisfied' with their experience at Safe Haven
Safe Haven, a place for people in acute emotional distress, switched to providing remote support to people in distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2021, it opened its doors and was able to provide face-to-face support for those in need.
1 June 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