GPs issue open letter on current pressure and how people can support their local NHS

Leading GPs from across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have issued an open letter to local people detailing the pressure currently affecting primary care services. The letter, which has been signed by the CCG’s three locality clinical leads, Dr Bryn Bird, Dr Amanda Webb and Dr Edd Rendell, offers an insight into…

Read More...

Health officials urge people to wait for booster vaccination invite

Health officials are asking people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire who are currently eligible for a Covid-19 booster vaccination to wait to be contacted by the NHS. It was announced by the government earlier this month that people most at risk of falling seriously ill from coronavirus, including all those aged…

Read More...

Thanks given to frontline health and care staff as leaders say their Covid-19 vaccinations have never been more important

Health and care staff across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire have been praised as large numbers of them come forward to have the Covid-19 vaccination. The percentage of NHS workers across the region, which includes staff from the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, the Royal United Hospital in Bath and Salisbury District…

Read More...

Under pressure NHS seeks support from local people as emergency frontline teams prepare for extremely busy weekend

People in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to only use their NHS if absolutely necessary this weekend as all parts of the local health and care system remain under significant pressure from sustained high demand. A combination of staff absences and increasing numbers of coronavirus cases, coupled with a…

Read More...