Have your say: what keeps you happy, healthy and well?
That’s the question being asked by the new Integrated Care System (ICS) for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, as it launches a wide-ranging public engagement exercise to shape priorities for health and care in the years ahead.
4 July 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
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 Quality Commission.
19 April 2022
Helping you make an informed choice about the COVID-19 vaccination
When COVID-19 vaccination rollout began, there was a great deal of misinformation about the vaccine. To help people to make an informed decision, we hosted a series of webinars with experts who could provide reliable guidance and answer questions.
15 March 2022
Caring for someone with dementia? You can now find support more quickly
Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging, and carers often report feelings of guilt, confusion, and anger. We spoke to carers across South Glos to find out what help they needed, and put together a resource to help them access support.
17 February 2022
Improving the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities
People with a learning disability can sometimes find it difficult to identify any health issues they may be having. To make this easier, we created a checklist to help people with a learning disability get the most out their annual health check.
17 February 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
Local NHS renews campaign to encourage people with non-life-threatening medical conditions to call 111 first
The NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is encouraging people to contact NHS 111 for help with urgent but not life-threatening medical needs, rather than going straight to local A&E departments.
8 February 2022
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
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
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