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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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 20 December 2023 until 0700 on Saturday 23 December 2023. Further…

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Planning permission given for new Yeovil Diagnostic Centre

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Planning approval has been given for a new diagnostic centre adjacent to Yeovil District Hospital (YDH) that will deliver over 70,000 diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments a year. Building work is expected to begin in February and the centre is planned to open in winter 2024. The modern state-of-the-art, stand-alone centre on the hospital site…

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NHS Somerset Board meeting – join us

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NHS Somerset Board will be holding its next meeting in public at 9.30 am on Thursday 30 November 2023 at Wynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8HR. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting to listen to the items being discussed and there is an opportunity to submit questions prior to the…

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Help your ambulance service this winter

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The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging communities across the region to use its services responsibly this winter, as it prepares for a challenging period. The Trust is expecting a winter period of significant and sustained demand across its 999 services – a position that is reflected across other health and…

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 New Dads in Bridgwater offered extra support

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A groundbreaking initiative aimed at providing crucial support and guidance to new fathers and non-birthing partners has been launched in the Bridgwater area. While mothers often receive support before, during, and after childbirth, fathers frequently miss out on a similar level of care and guidance. The New Fathers’ Project is set to change this narrative,…

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