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 from November 2022.
2 February 2022
South West to receive almost £5 million to provide additional dental appointments
£50 million will be made available to the NHS in England to allow people suffering from oral pain, disease, and infection to get the care they need. £4,726,000 has been allocated to the South West.
25 January 2022
Healthwatch BNSSG's conflict of interest policy and register of interests
All Healthwatch Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) staff, Board members and volunteers are required to identify and disclose activities and relationships that might give rise to conflicts of interest.
10 January 2022
Have your say: attending Southmead Hospital A&E department
Staff at Southmead Hospital need your feedback to find how patient care at their A&E department can be improved. If you've attended A&E as a walk-in during November or December 2021, you can help by filling in our anonymous survey.
1 December 2021
Take lateral flow test before 'high risk' situations and visits, says government
People are now being advised to take a lateral flow test before 'high risk situations', such as being in crowded spaces, and before visiting anyone who may be at a higher risk of severe illness if they get COVID-19.
26 November 2021
Mental health services for children, young people, and older people must improve, says independent regulator
The Care Quality Commission has published its latest report on community mental health services for children and young people, and hospital wards for older adults, provided by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
15 November 2021
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on November 16
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for North Somerset from your feedback. Our meeting at 11:30am on November 16 is where we action your comments or concerns with providers to ensure what you tell us makes a difference.
15 November 2021
Graham Road Surgery and Horizon Health Centre must make improvements in order to meet legal requirements, says CQC
The Care Quality Commission undertook the inspection of Graham Road 'in response to intelligence to suggest there was emerging risk at this practice', which included patient feedback and reports from Healthwatch North Somerset.
5 November 2021
Medical care at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston rated 'good' by CQC - but concerns raised over patient safety
The Care Quality Commission's inspection of Weston General Hospital in June left the independent regulator 'significantly concerned about the safe care and treatment of patients receiving medical care'.
5 November 2021
NHS jargon and acronyms explained
The NHS sometimes uses jargon and acronyms that can be difficult to make sense of. We've found a selection of reliable resources that explain, in plain English, many of the terms that you may see used in NHS correspondence, online, or in the media.
28 October 2021
Advice and Information
Risk of a "tsunami of unmet need" facing the health and care system, the Care Quality Commission reports
In their annual 'State of Care' report - the first to cover a full year of the pandemic - the independent regulator has called for increased stability and collaboration across services, plus investment in 'new ways of working'.
25 October 2021