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.
30 November 2021
Have your say: discharge from hospital to a nursing or care home
If someone is able to leave hospital but needs further care, they may be discharged to a nursing or care home. If you or a loved one has experienced this, or if you work in the pathway 3 system, please fill in our survey about how the process works.
30 November 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.
11 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'.
4 November 2021
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on November 3
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for Bristol from your feedback. Our meeting at 11:30am on November 3 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
Helping new parents access local support services
Becoming a new parent comes with challenges, and it's important to get support from your health visitor. We've been working with Bristol's health visiting team, who have now improved the information they give to parents, particularly around feeding.
19 October 2021
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 Bristol to find out what help they needed, and put together a resource to help them access support.
19 October 2021