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Somerset residents encouraged to get Covid booster before programme ends
Tower vaccination centre in Taunton. A red brick, flat roof building with a row of white wooden windows and a large, blue ‘NHS Tower Vaccination Centre’ sign.
Stay well and winter-fit
Recent falling temperatures remind us that winter is coming – and Somerset County Council and health partners urge everyone to take simple steps to prepare and stay well during the coldest months of the year. To help everyone ‘keep well, stay well’ this winter, Somerset County Council’s Director of Public Health, Trudi Grant and Dr […]
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, […]
‘Home First’ relieves pressure on Somerset hospitals
Home First, a Somerset health and social care initiative, is freeing up hospital beds during this busy winter period by giving people the care they need at home. Although the numbers of people being admitted to local hospitals has increased significantly, the number of people facing unnecessary delays in leaving hospital has reduced by an […]
Somerset’s five-year health and care plan published
An ambitious plan to transform health and care across Somerset has been launched. Somerset’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is one of 44 across the country and aims to deliver high quality care and more prevention of illness while addressing major financial pressures linked with shortages of key staff across all areas of health and […]
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