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
Healthwatch BNSSG's conflict of interest policy and register of interests
All Healthwatch Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) staff, Board members and volunteers are required to identify and disclose activities and relationships that might give rise to conflicts of interest.
10 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.
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