"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
Healthwatch BNSSG's combined safeguarding adults and children's policy
Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone. Healthwatch Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) will work together to prevent and minimise abuse, and protect vulnerable adults, children and young people from harm.
13 May 2022
People aged 55 - 74 to be offered targeted lung health checks to screen for cancer
Smokers and former smokers (more than 100 cigarettes in your lifetime) aged between 55 and 74 and registered with an eligible GP practice will be invited for a lung health check by the NHS to help identify lung cancer at an early stage.
6 May 2022
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on May 4
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for Bristol from your feedback. Our meeting at 11:30am on May 4 is where we action your comments or concerns with providers to ensure what you tell us makes a difference.
28 April 2022
How to register with a GP surgery
GPs offer a range of health services, including advice about physical and mental health, treatment, and prescriptions for medicines. To register with a GP, you don't need a fixed address, proof of your immigration status, or identification.
25 April 2022
Advice and Information
Provider of NHS 111 services in Bristol 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
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 to these services during COVID.
6 April 2022
Report: experiences of attending Southmead A&E during the COVID-19 pandemic
North Bristol NHS Trust asked us to carry out a survey with people attending A&E at Southmead Hospital. We found that the management of people's long-term conditions in the community needs to improve, to reduce some of the pressure on A&E.
18 March 2022
Pulse oximeter rollout to help people recover from COVID-19 at home
Many people are able to recover from COVID-19 at home. If you are at a higher risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, you may be eligible for a free pulse oximeter to monitor your health and ensure you can get medical care if you need it.
17 March 2022
Advice and Information
'Living Safely With COVID-19' - Bristol City Council sets out how the city will 'prevent, protect, treat and respond' to the virus as restrictions are removed
Vaccination, voluntary protective behaviour such as maintaining good hand hygiene, and anti-virals and treatments are key priorities as the country prepares for the removal of the remaining COVID-19 measures on the April 1.
11 March 2022