We are looking for your help to pull together some much needed winter supplies for the homeless in Bristol, and North Somerset.
The award was in recognition of Ollie's great effort, personal achievement and benefit to the community and was presented by Princess Anne at a ceremony in London
Whilst many of us were glued to the news and social media waiting for updates, BrisDoc's Dr Simon Flower, a Weekday Professional Line GP, was the medic on call for the Mendip Caving Rescue team and was one of the first on scene to help with the rescue mission.
This is a national awareness campaign run by the Self Care Forum. The aim of the week is for people-facing organisations (such as GP surgeries, CCGs, pharmacies, dentists, local authorities and the voluntary and community sector), to use it as a focus to increase people’s ability to self care and improve their levels of health literacy.
In an impassioned speech which drew a standing ovation at the recent COP26 conference, Sir David Attenboroug warned that humanity was "already in trouble" because of rising carbon levels in the atmosphere.
With an aim of combating the continual pressures felt across the local care system and an ambition to deliver the 'right care, at the right time, in the right place', changes are being made to extend SevernSide's Clinical Assessment Service - CAS (our clinical and operational team who triage and treat patients via telephone and video) to become part of the plans for a wider 'System CAS'.
One25 is a Bristol women’s charity which reaches out to some of the city’s most marginalised women, many who are trapped in street sex work. BrisDoc's Homeless Health Service are proud to support the charity by providing weekly on-site clinics run by Dr Lucy Potter & Dr Elaine Driver.
We are excited to announce the very first BrisDoc Co-owners Council meeting took place this month. Representation from all areas for BrisDoc came together to discuss the purpose of the Co-owners Council and how it can best serve all BrisDoc Co-owners and patients alike.
BrisDoc's Wellbeing Team put together some nice little hampers in aid of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. The hampers were distributed to all bases and practices with the hope that everyone would be able to take a break and make use of some of the goodies.
October marks Black History Month and we take the opportunity to celebrate some of the many people from African and Caribbean backgrounds that have been a fundamental part of British history.
The money was donated to a few charities including PROPS, who provide opportunities and support for young adults with disabilities, and Friends of Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre.
This month has seen the launch of the new SevernSide IUC Weekday Professional Line Service for GPs referring to Weston General Hospital, adding to the service already provided for NBT admissions. The team of Call Handlers and Clinicians work from Osprey Court Monday to Friday 8am - 6:30 supporting Healthcare Professionals who are considering an adult medical admission or needing urgent clinical advice?
Cally shares her experience of wearing PPE everyday at BMC
Joel shares his experience of wearing PPE working at CKMP
BrisDoc have achieved the ISO 14001 ( Environmental management and system review) accreditation
In a recent BBC News article, Dr Mike Taylor from BrisDoc's Homeless Health Service discussed some of the changes they have seen to the care they deliver to the homeless population of Bristol.
Are you shielding due to coronavirus, or do you know someone who is? Local GPs have produced an excellent page of resources to help vulnerable people who are shielding stay healthy.
This month, BrisDoc Medical Director - Dr Kathy Ryan was asked to be a guest on the Extreme Medicine Podcast hosted by Dr Will Duffin. The topic of this episode was the concepts of ‘fear based’ and ‘courage based’ medicine.
At times like these, when the world feels upside down. Kindness can be the key to turning things around.
Fasting plays an important role in many major religions and is a central feature in all the Abrahamic faiths. In Islam, adult Muslims, who are able to, are required to fast during the month of Ramadan.
On the 27th March BMC celebrated 'wear a hat to work day' to raise money for Brain Tumour Awareness. It was a fun day, during a difficult time, raising money for an excellent cause.
Please watch the short video and read the latest PHE information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.
Join us in wishing a Merry Christmas to all the NHS staff working across the festive period to look after our friends, family and loved ones.
This month, two brand new (knitted) Nurse joined the NHS after kindly being donated by Nickey Walshaw (SevernSide IUC Team Manager). The two dolls were then auctioned off at BrisDoc's Head Office - Osprey Court with all money being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support & The Dogs Trust.
The G.B Britton Bowls Club in Speedwell had recently been fund raising to purchase a brand new defibrillator for the club. When BrisDoc heard about this, we decided to donate a defibrillator via the community fund to support the club, its members and the local community.
Charlotte Keel Medical Practice held an event this week to celebrate people who have achieved Remission of their Type 2 Diabetes through weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. Eleven patients at the practice who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have made healthy lifestyle changes were invited in for the celebration.
We are also delighted to announce that Sarah Pearce (BrisDoc's Patient Safety and Compliance Coordinator) & Sam Hill (Acting Head of Workforce) have just passed the NHS Leadership Academy - Edward Jenner Programme.
We are very please to announce that BrisDoc's Urgent Care Services Lead - Julia Holman has just passed the NHS Leadership Academy - Nye Bevan Programme. This 12 month course is designed with national and international experts in health and organisational performance, the programme offers support and learning to build personal resilience, confidence and capabilities to develop senior NHS leaders of the future.
Well done to all the team at Broadmead Medical Centre who were inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) back in September this year and received an overall rating of GOOD.
BrisDoc and the SevernSide IUC Service are now the proud owners of a new fleet of HYBRID electric vehicles. We have four brand new Honda CR-V's currently in the process of being readied for the road.
At Charlotte Keel Medical Practice (CKMP) due to the diversity of our practice population and particular concerns around MMR vaccination in some ethnic groups, we have had low uptake for MMR vaccination. In Mar-18 searches of the CKMP patient population indicated an uptake of 76% in the age group 3yr4m – 6yrs for having received both doses of MMR. This compares to a national aspiration to achieve a 95% update and the PHOF 2015/16 data which showed an average uptake of 88%.
A&E departments in Bristol are really busy at the moment. If you are worried about an urgent health problem and you're not sure what to do call 111 or go online to 111.nhs.uk. It's free to call and you will speak to a trained health advisor who will direct you to the right care for your needs. Help us to help you by only going to A&E in a real emergency.
24/7, wherever you are, this free app puts you in control - allowing you to book, view and cancel appointments at your GP surgery with ease.
The NHS is there to look after all of us, everyday. Free at the point of use for all who need it, but do you know how much it costs to run the National Health Service? Or how much it cost each time you use it?
18th - 24th November has been national Self Care Week and we have been asking the question, "Are You Self Care Aware?"
A HUGE well done to all our home bakers and shop bought fakers who filled tables full of delicious looking cakes across our services this month. And another Huge thank you to all who took part, played games, drank coffee/tea, ate cake and most importantly - donated money, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support's - World's BIGGEST coffee morning.
We would like to say a huge congratulations to our partners, Care UK who provide the NHS111 side of the SevernSide Integrated Urgent Care Service, who have recently been inspected & rated as 'Outstanding' by our regulators, the Care Quality Commission.
A HUGE congratulations to Broadmead Medical Centre who have been nominated and shortlisted in the final 3 in the Bristol & Bath Health and Care Awards in the category of GP Practice of the Year.
This month we celebrated, World Mental Health Day by introducing staff to a fantastic new set of online mental health resources from the NHS – Every Mind Matters: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
The Team at One25 - a charity that support women trapped in street sex work, have sent us a lovely video message thanking BrisDoc and the Homeless Health Service along with Avon & Somerset Police who have partnered to provide an in-house Prescribing Nurse to care for the many women who attend their service.