Tag Archives: Trudi Grant

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.

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.

A family enjoying Christmas dinner at the table with candles lit and a Christmas tree in the background.

Stay well and protect your loved ones this Christmas 

Somerset County Council’s Director of Public Health is urging people to take action to prevent the spread of infections within our families and communities, especially as we meet up for Christmas.

Somerset’s Public Health Nursing Team celebrate ‘Good’ inspection from CQC

Somerset County Council’s Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing) team has been rated as ‘Good’ across all sections in a recent review of the service by inspectors at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service provides community care, delivered by health visitors and school nurses across the county of Somerset and this inspection […]

Taunton Racecourse to deliver Covid vaccines

Taunton racecourse is set to open its doors on Monday 18 January as a new large vaccination centre for Somerset, part of a wave of ‘large’ vaccination centres opening across the country. The large vaccination site will open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm to offer the COVID-19 jab to people across Somerset, supporting […]

Join us for a live Somerset coronavirus Q&A session

Public Health and Council leaders will be online this Thursday night (26 November) to answer questions from Somerset residents after the latest Government announcements. On Thursday the Government is expected to lay out which tier Somerset will be in once lockdown ends on 2 December. Somerset County Council’s Director Public Health Trudi Grant and Leader […]

New £400k funding for mental health service to support children and young people in Somerset schools and colleges

The work of Fit for my Future, Somerset’s integrated health and care strategy, is already paying dividends. Health, care and education services in Somerset have worked together with partners, schools, young people and parents to secure £400k of trailblazer funding, it was announced today. The funding will help to create two pilot mental health support […]

County Council welcomes Public Health Nursing Team

Somerset County Council will welcome almost 200 public health nursing staff into their fold from 1 April, committed to continuing to give the County’s children the best start in life. Staff made up of Health Visitors, School Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and Administrative Support will officially transfer from Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to Somerset County […]

Keep cool and carry on

With hot weather expected over the next few days, Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for vulnerable friends and neighbours. The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Alert Level 2. Forecasters have stated there is a 60 per cent risk of a temperatures being high enough on at least […]

Somerset welcomes sugar tax

Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director of Public Health, has welcomed the government’s budget announcement for a levy on high sugar drinks. Trudi said: “This is great news for the health of our families and children in Somerset. It will help them to cut back on sugar, reducing childhood obesity and help to prevent tooth decay. “We […]

Council reaches gold standard

Somerset County Council is the latest employer to be recognised by Somerset’s Public Health for its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce. The Council was presented with the Somerset Healthy Workplace gold award this week, after being assessed on areas such as supporting staff to quit smoking, promoting physical activity and […]