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New dementia meeting centre opening in South Gloucestershire
Dementia meeting centres offer support for people with a recent dementia diagnosis, people living with mild to moderate dementia, and carers. The new centre at Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church will offer practical, social,...
2 August 2022
Disabled people being left behind due to a lack of accessible healthcare information
Disabled people and people with sensory loss have a legal right to get health and social care information in a way that's accessible for them. Yet Healthwatch England has found one in five people struggle to understand...
28 July 2022
Provider of NHS 111 services in South Gloucestershire 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
"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
Have your say: the South Gloucestershire All-age Learning Disability draft strategy consultation
If you have a learning disability, or if you're a parent, carer, or someone who works with a person with a learning disability, South Gloucestershire Council want to hear your thoughts on how they plan to make your life better over the next 5 years.
16 February 2022
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on February 10
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for South Gloucestershire from your feedback. Our meeting at 5:30pm on February 10 is where we action your comments or concerns with providers to ensure what you tell us makes a difference.
2 February 2022