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Say Thank You Together for the NHS Birthday

This year has been the most challenging year in NHS history. Those challenges would have been made all but impossible without the help and support of countless individuals and organisations around the country and across the South West. On Sunday 5 July, the day the NHS was founded, the whole country is invited to come […]

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Help Us Help You South West Survey

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people who work in health and care services and the voluntary and community sector across the South West have offered new choices to patients and the public, for example, by making more use of online and telephone appointments. We would like to know what you think about these new ways of […]

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South West pharmacist and hospital porter photographed by Rankin for NHS birthday portrait collection

Powerful portraits of a Bristol pharmacist and hospital porter from who have served on the NHS front line throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, have been captured by acclaimed photographer Rankin, as part of collection unveiled today to celebrate the NHS anniversary. Ade Williams, Superintendent Pharmacist from Bedminster and Ali Abdi a Porter at University Hospitals Bristol […]

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GP video appointments help thousands of patients living in the South West

Thousands of patients in South West England are now benefiting from video-based appointments and patient care delivered remotely by GPs and other primary care staff thanks to the combined efforts of NHS organisations across the area. All GP practices in the South West are now able to offer video consultations thanks to a joint effort between NHS England and NHS Improvement, clinical commissioning groups in the South West, […]

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What to do if you need urgent dental treatment

A network of centres has been created across the South West for people who need help for urgent and emergency dental conditions, including severe pain and infection. The urgent dental centres, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement, are fully staffed and equipped to provide treatment while high-street surgeries have their doors closed due to […]

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New urgent dental care centres to serve the South West

A network of 15 centres has been created across the South West for people who need help for urgent and emergency dental conditions, including severe pain and infection. The urgent dental centres, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement, are fully staffed and equipped to provide treatment while high-street surgeries have their doors closed due […]

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Act of kindness benefits Southmead nurses

Across the South West NHS staff on the front line are seeing huge offers of generosity from members of the public and it’s wonderful to shine a light on these special acts of kindness that are taking place. This week in Bristol, Jonny Stubbs, 25 and lives near Southmead hospital, donated his flat rent free […]

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NHS and Voluntary Sector boost partnership working over winter

The NHS and three voluntary sector organisations are boosting their partnership to support people this winter. This follows the success of last year’s collaboration which directly supported over 8,000 patients across the country. Whilst the NHS and voluntary sector maintain a close partnership all year round, this is increased during the winter months to support […]

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NHS first as chief midwife appointed to improve maternity care in the South West

The NHS has appointed the region’s first chief midwife to lead improvements in care for expectant mothers and their babies during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. NHS England announced today that Helen Williams would be the first to take on the new role in the South West, making her responsible for midwifery leadership […]

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South West Hospitals receive multi-million-pound finance boost

Over 29 million pounds is being invested into the NHS in the South West to improve services and access to much needed care during the busy winter months. The funding follows an announcement earlier in the year which outlined the governments plans to give more than £145 million to NHS Trusts across the country to […]

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