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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week which aims to shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. To mark the occasion, our School Nurses have drawn up some top tips on how young people, and parents and carers... Read more

We are running drop-in flu clinics for children in reception to year 9, offering both the nasal and the injectable (gelatine-free) vaccine. Drop-in clinics: Tuesday 7 February 2-5pm at the Charlotte Keel Health Centre, Seymour Road, Easton, BS5 0UA... Read more

Industrial Action – 6 and 7 February

Friday, 3 February, 2023

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is taking strike action at a number of NHS organisations on 6 and 7 February 2023. The industrial action is a national dispute between the Government and Trades Unions about terms and conditions. There is no strike... Read more

Industrial action: Wednesday 11 January

Tuesday, 10 January, 2023

The GMB and Unison are taking strike action at ambulance services across the country on Wednesday 11 January. The industrial action is a national dispute between the Government and Trades Unions about terms and conditions. We do work closely with... Read more

It’s not too late to get vaccinated against flu or Covid-19 – that’s the message from local health leaders as hospitals continue to see a high number of Covid-19 and flu hospitalisations. Dr Geeta Iyer, local GP and Clinical Lead for the Mass... Read more

With the Christmas and New Year Period coming up, some services may be closed on the bank holidays. However, there continues to be a range of NHS services and support available to help with a range of minor, urgent and emergency conditions. Dr Geeta... Read more

Industrial action and local NHS pressures

Tuesday, 20 December, 2022

The health and care system across our area is currently in a critical condition. There are many ambulances held at hospitals due to a lack of available beds for their patients. However, many people already in hospital are ready to go home or to... Read more

Our Community Paediatrics team has received an ‘excellent’ rating for the quality of education it offers to junior doctors. Health Education England South West’s quality panel for paediatrics awarded the service an excellent rating for the high... Read more

National industrial action update:

Friday, 9 December, 2022

  The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is taking strike action at a number of NHS organisations on 15 and 20 December 2022. The industrial action is a national dispute between the Government and Trades Unions about terms and conditions. There is no... Read more

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging parents to be aware of the symptoms of scarlet fever due to an increase in cases this winter. Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, but it is highly infectious. Symptoms include a sore throat,... Read more

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