More appointment slots coming as over-65s rush to get Covid-19 autumn boosters

More appointments for Covid-19 autumn boosters are being made available at the vaccination clinics across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire after thousands of people over the age of 65 came forward to get protected. The hugely positive response to the latest phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme has been welcomed by health…

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Clinicians

Public thanked for continued support as dedicated NHS teams respond to busy bank holiday weekend

The NHS in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire has thanked local people for their continued support, after frontline teams worked throughout the recent period of national mourning. When others took time to pay their respects to HM Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 19 September, dedicated staff at the region’s hospitals and urgent…

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Funding of health services

Information for patients ahead of upcoming bank holiday

Many NHS services in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are due to be affected by the upcoming bank holiday scheduled for Monday 19 September. Some GP practices and hospital outpatient clinics, as well as most community pharmacies, will be closed in honour of the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, who died…

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Stay protected against Covid-19 and flu this winter

To stay protected throughout the cold winter months, residents in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are advised to have both the Covid-19 autumn booster jab and the seasonal flu vaccine. Each of the vaccines provide an added layer of protection against the two illnesses, both of which are expected to become more…

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Training and Education

TEDS achieve prestigious quality accreditation

Oxford Health’s eating disorder service TEDS for children and young people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire has achieved the Quality Network for Community CAMHS – Eating Disorders accreditation (QNCC-ED) with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Head of Service James Fortune said: “Obtaining this prestigious national recognition is a testament to the…

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New health and care Integrated Care Partnership appoints Wiltshire Council Leader as Chair

The Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Partnership (BSW ICP) has appointed Richard Clewer, the leader of Wiltshire Council, as its Chair. The BSW ICP is a statutory committee formed by the Bath and North East Somerset Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB), which became a legal entity on 1 July, and…

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Local NHS services ready to provide help and care this bank holiday weekend

The NHS in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be open for those who need it this bank holiday weekend. That is the message from the region’s health leaders who are advising people who fall ill or become injured over the weekend not to wait until after the bank holiday to receive…

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Family

Parents advised to put Covid-19 vaccine on kids’ back-to-school to-do list

Along with new shoes, pencil cases and PE kits, parents across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being advised to put the Covid-19 vaccine at the top of their children’s back-to-school to-do list. Schools across the region will start to return after the summer holidays from next week, and mums and dads…

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pharmacist

Upcoming bank holiday weekend prompts prescription reminder for those on regular medication

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire who are reliant on regular medication to stay well are being reminded to order and collect any necessary medicine before the upcoming bank holiday weekend. Most pharmacies across the region will close at the end of the day on Friday 25 August, and not…

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Lend an ear to help relieve young people’s exam result anxieties

Family and friends of young people receiving important exam results can help relieve the associated anxiety of what is inside the envelope by offering a listening ear to those feeling stressed. Thousands of young people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are set to receive their A-level results this week, with Year…

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