National industrial action update: February 2024

The NHS in Somerset is working hard to keep services running and people safe during periods of planned industrial action. The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced junior doctors will take strike actions from 07:00 on Saturday 24 February to 23:59 on Wednesday 28 February Hospital Consultants and Specialist Assoc (HCSA) has also announced that their…

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NHS Somerset approves improvements to stroke services in Somerset

The plans, developed by clinicians, people working in stroke services, key stakeholders and people with lived experience of stroke, will mean changes to: The Board have requested that the finance committee review the financial case in terms of maximising value for money for the investment and seeking assurance around the affordability of the capital case.…

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One Medical Group to provide services at Minehead Medical Centre 

23rd January, 16.30 Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England, today a notice of suspension has been issued to Minehead Medical Centre.  This means Minehead Medical Centre temporarily closed to new appointments from midday on Tuesday 23 January 2024.  From Wednesday 24 January 2024,…

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NHS Somerset statement on Minehead Medical Centre

Statement from NHS Somerset 23rd January, 11.30 Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England, today a notice of suspension has been issued to Minehead Medical Centre. This means Minehead Medical Centre will temporarily close to new appointments from midday on Tuesday 23 January 2024.…

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Industrial action update

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The NHS in Somerset is working hard to keep services running and people safe during periods of planned industrial action. The British Medical Association (BMA) and Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) have announced junior doctors and dental trainees will take strike action from 0700 on Wednesday 3 January 2024 until 0700 on Tuesday 9 January…

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Help with your health over the festive season in Somerset

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Bernie Marden, Chief Medical Officer at NHS Somerset says: “Cold weather and seasonal infections 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. “Winter is often a challenging time…

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