South West’s health and care heroes honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards 2022
The NHS in the South West today (13 June) recognises the tireless commitment and compassion of health and care teams who were nominated by their MPs for the 2022 NHS Parliamentary Awards. Winners have been chosen in 10 categories, ranging from NHS Rising Star to Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care. This year also saw […]
Queen’s Birthday Honour for South West Regional Chief Nurse
Sue Doheny, Regional Chief Nurse for NHS England and Improvement in the South West, has been awarded the MBE for services to nursing in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours. She was appointed into her current role in 2016 and has been a Board level Director in the NHS for provider and commissioning organisations across different […]
NHS South West celebrates our Royal connections
On 6 February Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service. As part of the Jubilee celebrations this week, we are shining a light on our hospitals, wards, and buildings with a Royal connection. One of the first hospitals named after Queen Elizabeth II […]
South West NHS brain tumour centres obtain Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence Status.
Four NHS trusts in the South West been awarded excellence status by the Tessa Jowell brain cancer mission for providing excellence in patient treatment, care and research. North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT), University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, which are […]
NHS South West thanks our Queen’s Nurses
Next week, the UK will be coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of the Queen’s service. Part of these celebrations include ‘Thank You Day’ on Sunday 5 June, an opportunity to thank our NHS colleagues for the care, compassion, and kindness they give to people in the South West. Colleagues, […]
Important changes the NHS Dental Helpline in Somerset
From tomorrow (Friday 29 April) people living in Somerset, who are not registered with a dental practice, should call NHS 111 if they need urgent treatment or advice. Following an initial call with a call handler, the person may be put through to a dental nurse who will advise on next steps. This could range […]
Immunosuppressed urged to boost their COVID-19 immunity
Health leaders in the South West are urging those aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, due to a condition or treatment plan, to come forward for their potentially life-saving COVID-19 Spring booster vaccination. COVID-19 has not gone away and infection rates are still high across the region. Those eligible for a […]
There has never been a better time to have your child vaccinated this Easter holiday, now that all children aged 5-11 years are eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccination.
The NHS is making the vaccine available for all 5 to 11s following updated JCVI guidance, which recommended all children would benefit from a non-urgent offer of the vaccine, to help protect against potential future waves of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of children falling seriously ill with the virus. The NHS has already been […]
Boost your immunity against Covid-19 this Spring
Health bosses in the South West are urging those eligible to book their Covid-19 Spring booster as soon as it has been six months (182 days) since their last dose. Over 75s, residents in care homes for older adults and those aged 12 and over who are severely immunosuppressed, such as those receiving cancer treatment, […]
Calling on Afghan Refugees: South West NHS and Bristol City Council team up to recruit people from Afghanistan with settled status into careers in health and social care.
NHS organisations and local councils in the Bristol and Bath area are holding a careers’ open day aimed at people recently arrived from Afghanistan who have been granted the right to work. The event at Bristol City Hall on Wednesday 30 March will be promoting non clinical jobs in the NHS and also roles in […]