Tag Archives: health

Get the right NHS treatment

The NHS in Somerset is urging members of the public to get the right treatment and avoid telephoning for a 999 ambulance or visiting busy district hospital Accident and Emergency Departments with only minor illness or ailments. The advice comes as the county’s district hospitals in Taunton and Yeovil have been experiencing exceptionally high demand, […]

Huge step towards health and social care integration

Somerset County Council has taken an important step towards closer work with the NHS in what would be a ground-breaking project with Somerset’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Yesterday (29 June) the Council’s Cabinet agreed to pursue further discussions with the CCG on the subject of closer integration between its Adult Social Care services and the […]

Social Care stepping up to meet winter pressures

Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care teams are stepping up to help address the pressures facing health services across the County. Extra social workers have been placed in hospitals since November and are working seven days a week alongside health colleagues and families to discharge patients. Earlier this week, on one day alone, 50 patients […]

Help yourself and your NHS this winter

Winter is a busy time for the NHS, and Somerset’s Public Health chief is reminding people of the simple things they can do to help make this Christmas a healthy one. Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director of Public Health, is highlighting some common sense practical steps people can take to minimise the risk to their own […]

Starve your anger gremlins with Books On Prescription

A new range of books to help young people improve their health and happiness are now available on the Books On Prescription scheme. The initiative, co-ordinated by Somerset Libraries and Somerset County Council’s Public Health team, enables GPs and others working at the front line of health care to prescribe self-help books. Patients can then […]