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 favour of having it.
30 March 2021
"A sense of excitement and optimism doing something that matters," Julie's Covid jab story
"Staff at Brockway Medical Centre made me feel what I was doing was important, not just for me but for everyone else," Julie tells us having her vaccine was a very uplifting experience and one she will cherish.
18 March 2021
If you have a learning disability you need to be on your GP's learning disability register to have the vaccine
Find out more about how to get on your GPs learning disability register to ensure you have the Covid-19 vaccine. Being on the register also means you should be invited to have an important health check-up to pick up any symptoms of illness.
26 February 2021
Carers' forum - we care about how your needs are met in the future
Are you an unpaid parent carer in North Somerset? Take part in our Forum on Thursday (February 25th) morning or next Thursday (March 4th) evening over Zoom. We need your views so we know about the support and help you might need in the future.
23 February 2021
How to get support if you need a little extra help to have the Covid-19 vaccine
People who have learning disabilities or a mental health condition can have their vaccination experience made easier for them. Healthwatch and the local clinical commissioning group put on a webinar to explain extra support or help that's available.
19 February 2021
Healthwatch helps end Joe's "excruciating wait" for mental health support
Joe has been "languishing on waiting lists and waiting for phonecalls" for over a year trying to get mental health support. We put him in touch with the Patient Advice and Liaison Service and he has now been able to see a psychiatrist.
15 February 2021
Call for dual diagnosis: Steve tells his story
Steve Thornton, whose experiences helped us form a survey about the support available for recovery from both addiction and mental health, said he was “pushed around the system for many years” before someone finally was able to help him.
3 February 2021
Allergy advice and the Covid-19 vaccine
If you have certain allergies you may be concerned about whether you should get the Covid vaccine. In most cases the vaccine is safe, even for people with a history of reactions to certain drugs and food. Here's the latest allergy information.
22 January 2021
People with substance misuse problems face 'lack of mental health support'
Our new report found people with substance misuse problems are stuck in a vicious circle, as many can't access mental health support. Healthwatch has been advised a Local Authority task group will now look at addressing our concerns.
19 January 2021