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
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
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
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on November 11
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for South Gloucestershire from your feedback. Our meeting at 5:30pm on November 11 is where we action your comments or concerns with providers to ensure what you tell us makes a difference.
1 November 2021
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
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
South Gloucestershire Dementia Friendly Communities - summer 2021 newsletter
South Gloucestershire Dementia Friendly Communities, a local organisation to set up to offer help and support to both those suffering from dementia, and their loved ones, have just launched their summer 2021 newsletter!
2 August 2021