Gonorrhoea cases have resurged in England, including a rise in cases in Bristol, since the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in 2021.
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Event brings together maternity and neonatal experts
More than 50 delegates recently attended the Local Maternity and Neonatal System’s (LMNS) safety and quality day. This collaborative event was aimed at identifying emerging safety themes and to develop strategies and objectives for the LMNS and its acute providers to work on for the forthcoming year.
App supports newly diagnosed IRD patients to manage their symptoms better
Bristol Bones and Joints (BBJ) HIT has developed an app to help people newly diagnosed with an inflammatory rheumatic disease (IRD) learn about their condition and manage the effects it has on their lives.
Receive an ‘on the day’ job offer at Health and Care Support Worker Recruitment Event this March
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) is welcoming job seekers and people looking to change their careers at the Health and Care Support Worker Event, with an opportunity to leave with a conditional job offer the same day.
NHS aims to increase the number of people who visit their local pharmacy for minor illnesses
Just one in five people aged 18-40 would visit their local pharmacy first for expert advice with a minor illness, new polling has found.
NHS campaign: Use your bowel cancer home testing kit
A new NHS campaign is urging people who are sent bowel cancer home testing kits to use and return them.
Ambulance response times improve in face of ongoing winter pressures
Patients received faster ambulance response times last month, despite new figures showing it was the busiest January on record for the most serious 999 call-outs.
ICB organisation structure: February 2023
We are currently working with staff to develop a new operational structure that reflects our developing role, as well as the end of additional non-recurrent funding received during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funding to drive up diverse participation in research
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (BNSSG ICB) has been awarded funding from NHS England to increase the numbers of people from under-served communities taking part in health and care research.
Cold weather warning: top tips for keeping safe and well
Being cold isn’t just uncomfortable it can be bad for your health, so as a cold weather alert has been issued by the MET Office, healthcare leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are urging residents to keep warm, get vaccinated, plan ahead and look out for each other.
23-29 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
Two women die every day of cervical cancer in England, yet it is one of the most preventable cancers.
Hundreds more to benefit from ‘NHS@Home’ service
The ‘NHS@Home’ service is a joint initiative by local NHS organisations that offers hospital-level care and remote monitoring in an individual’s home.