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
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
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
'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
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
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: dignity in hospital care
If you're aged 55 or over and have been an inpatient (staying for one night or longer) at a Bristol hospital in the last two years, we'd like to hear about your experience of receiving care. A Somali translation of this information is also available.
24 January 2022
The public agenda for our next Prioritisation Panel on February 2
See how we work out the main health and care priorities for Bristol from your feedback. Our meeting at 11:30am on February 2 is where we action your comments or concerns with providers to ensure what you tell us makes a difference.
24 January 2022