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Regional health system update

Regional health system update

Health leaders have formally stood down ‘black escalation’ status for the local health system in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire following a detailed review of system pressures this morning (Friday 29 January). Although there are signs of improvement the system remains under considerable pressure and health and care partners continue to work closely together to manage capacity an... »

Health leaders ask public to use A&E only in an emergency

Health leaders ask public to use A&E only in an emergency

Health leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are urging people to use A&E for genuine life-threatening emergencies only, following high levels of demand for services across the local health system. System leaders declared ‘black escalation’ status on Monday meaning that there is severe pressure on health and care services requiring decisive action by all partners to mai... »

Gold for school meals

Gold for school meals

School meals in North Somerset remain top notch according to a food standard award. North Somerset’s main school meal provider Edwards and Ward have received the Gold Food Standard from the Soil Association for their primary menu from December 2015 to December 2016. This is the fourth year they have been accredited with this prestigious award which means that pupils in 57 primary schools are recei... »

Look out for others during cold snap

Look out for others during cold snap

Health leaders are urging Bristol residents to look out for vulnerable friends, family and neighbours during the anticipated cold snap next week. The Met Office is forecasting much colder conditions from the start of the week with showers turning wintry over high ground. Elderly people and those with reduced mobility or a long-term condition such as heart or lung disease are particularly vulnerabl... »

Children and Young People’s Health Services are changing.

Children and Young People’s Health Services are changing.

North Somerset Clinical commission Group, along with Bristol and South Gloucestershire, the Local Authorities and NHS England need your feedback on children’s and young people health services as part of a review into the existing services on offer. This feedback will be used to make sure new services contracted from 2017 reflect the needs of the community. The consultation runs until the November ... »

Free summer sports sessions encourages young people to kick off and play ball

Free summer sports sessions encourages young people to kick off and play ball

More than 200 free sport and activity sessions will be held in Bristol parks over the summer holidays as part of a drive to get more people into a sporting habit for life. The Kick Off and Play Ball sessions – which start on Monday 20 July and are open to anyone aged 13-years-old and above – include street futsal, basketball, boot camps, table tennis, cricket and handball.  There will also be fema... »

Plan ahead for possible heatwave, warns NHS

Plan ahead for possible heatwave, warns NHS

Health commissioners in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are encouraging residents to plan ahead for possible heatwave conditions over the next few days. Warnings that a heatwave may be imminent are triggered when the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60% chance of temperatures being high enough on at least two consecutive days, and the intervening night, to have a significant ... »

Why is exercising in water good for you through pregnancy?

Why is exercising in water good for you through pregnancy?

Exercise in water is particularly good in pregnancy as this supportive, buoyant environment enables you to exercise safely by reducing the stress on weight-bearing joints, bones and muscles, while also providing the correct support for your growing bump. It can also help improve circulation, increase muscle tone and build stamina. And you’ll love the feeling of weightlessness you get in water as y... »

Mums afternoon off! – Thermae Bath Spa review

Mums afternoon off! – Thermae Bath Spa review

As any loving mummy knows toddlers can be massively exhausting at times and the past week had been ‘one of those’ weeks. So when Sunday rolled in I was more than a little ready for some quality R&R with my little Sister bathing in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral rich waters at this beautiful award winning Natural Spa – Thermae Bath Spa. In the heart of a World heritage site the New Roya... »

Nailsea & Long Ashton Health Visitor Drop-In Clinic – Details Update

If you live in the Nailsea & Long Ashton areas, here’s an update on the details for the Nailsea & Long Ashton Health Visitor Drop-In Clinic. Where: Nailsea & Backwell Children’s Centre, Pound Lane, Nailsea When: Every Thursday at 9.30-11.30am Contact: 01275 866737/866738 »

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