This month we were very honoured to receive a letter from the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, congratulating us on the fantastic work being done at the Homeless Health Service as well as our recent ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection.
Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol, kindly attended a talk this month on alcohol addiction from Dr Clare Fleming (GP at BrisDoc’s Homeless Health Service) to give his personal thanks to Clare who is sadly retiring from the service after giving 10 years of dedicated, selfless service to some of the most deprived and needy people in Bristol.
The Care Quality Commission visited our Homeless Health Service on the 5th and 6th June 2017 and awarded us OUTSTANDING!
Throughout the past year Robyn White has been fundraising for a charity called Dig Deep that provides clean water and sanitation for communities in Africa by asking people to sponsor her climb of Mount Kenya.
BrisDoc’s Head of Out of Hours Nursing Frank Burge has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.
The title of Queen's Nurse can be awarded to an experienced Nurse who is committed to high standards of practice and patient-centered care. The Queen’s Nurse Institute supports innovation and best practice, in order to improve care for patients. They believe that one way to do this is to bring together community nurses who share common values with a shared title.
Over the past 2 years, the BrisDoc Community Fund has been funding an ambitious project to build a brand new primary care health centre in Kampala, one of the poorest, most neglected and under resourced areas of Uganda.
After a slow start, the project has sprung into life making some fantastic progress over the past 12 months. With that in mind it was high time for a visit to see for ourselves the amazing work being carried out.
Dr Ray Montague (BrisDoc Chairman) and Dr Mike Taylor (Lead GP from BrisDoc’s Homeless Health Service and Chairman of the BrisDoc Community Fund) made a week-long visit to Kampala. What follows is a fascinating diary account of their time at the Wellsprings project.