NHS Somerset in 2023

From the stage at Glastonbury Festival to helping people stay in their own homes rather than going to hospital, 2023 has been a special year. We've celebrated 75 years of the NHS and worked on some amazing projects. Find out more below.

Glastonbury Festival

The NHS went to Glastonbury to celebrate their 75th Birthday with some of the NHS Somerset team where crowds heard a poem dedicated to our brilliant staff.

Brave AI Technology

Using clever computer algorithms, some of our GP practices can work out who in their community is most at risk of hospital admission and support them.

Collaboration is key

The Homeless and Rough Sleeper Nursing and Inclusion Health GPs Service wins prestigious NHS Parliamentary Award as NHS celebrates its 75th birthday.

United together for your health

Leaders from the voluntary sector, NHS and Somerset Council committed to working more closely together to achieve better health and wellbeing for the people of Somerset.

Cost-of-Living Fund

Somerset Community Foundation, in partnership with Somerset Council and NHS Somerset, recently awarded over £150,000 in grants to 44 local community groups in the latest round of Cost-of-Living grants

New Yeovil Diagnostic Centre

NHS patients in Somerset will benefit from quicker diagnoses thanks to a new diagnostic centre in Yeovil that is planned to open in winter 2024. It will be the second stand-alone diagnostic centre in the county.

Acute hospital-based stroke services

NHS Somerset is reviewing our hyper acute and acute stroke services. The Board has accepted a recommendation to take forward one preferred option for stroke services in Somerset for more detailed analysis.

Armed Forces Covenant

NHS Somerset signed the Armed Forces Covenant in May 2023 and recognises the value and service of the whole Armed Forces community, both serving, families, veterans and reservists.

Ambulance car at side of road. Snow covering road and trees.

Support this winter

Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. That's why it's important to look after yourself and your family, especially during the winter. Somerset has a wide range of services to help everyone stay fit and healthy.