BrisDoc's Community Fund have just approved further financial support to Wellspring to enable them to open the ground floor of the new Health Clinic and move from the current location. The current facilities that the team are working in are very cramped with just two consulting rooms (without wash basins), a corridor which doubles as a treatment room and a small bedded area at the rear of the building.
Team Belinda: Danielle Townsend, Liz Turner, Jess Turner and Phil Clarke are running in memory of Belinda Clarke who passed away in February this year after sadly losing her battle to cancer. We are a team of family and close friends of Belinda who enjoy running, like Belinda did too and couldn’t think of a better way to raise some money for charity.
Well done to Ade Williams who this month won the Excellence in Primary Care Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards at the House of Commons.
Congratulations to Claire O'Connell who is part of our superb nursing team at BrisDoc's Homeless Health Service. Claire has been recognised by the Queen's Nursing Institute with an award for Innovation & Leadership for the successful development of the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' program.
Members of staff from across all our services come together this month to discuss all things healthcare, health & wellbeing and how we can make BrisDoc a fantastic place to work.
We are pleased to announce that BrisDoc have gained Cyber Essentials Certification, a level of accreditation to confirm that as an organisation, our IT security meet the standard set out by The National Cyber Security Centre.
BrisDoc's Homeless Health Service (HHS) have recently been in contact with Vision Care for Homeless People, a charity who provide eyecare services to homeless and other vulnerable people in an accessible and friendly environment in which they feel safe, welcome and comfortable.
A huge WELL DONE & THANK YOU to our marvellous Dragon Boat team who did a fantastic job, taking part in this years Dragon Boat Festival!
At BrisDoc, we want to make it easier for our staff to seek support for mental health issues. Following on from Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May 2019), we are pleased to announce the introduction of Mental Health First Aiders across all of our services.
This month we had a visit from two of the project leaders, Dr. Mike Godward and Mrs Beryl Godwood, who gave us an update on the progress of the project.
CONGRATULATIONS to BrisDoc's Executive Chairman, Dr Ray Montague, & BMC's Lead GP, Dr Catherine Maytum, who both received Fellowships of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
On the 2nd of April at 12pm we successfully launched our new SevernSide Integrated Urgent Care service. The new service means BrisDoc now has responsibility for the running of NHS111, which will be provided by Care UK, the 24 hour Clinical Assessment Service (CAS), Primary Care Treatment Centres and Home Visits for patients who need a face to face assessment in the out of hours period.
SevernSide Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) is a new 24/7 NHS Urgent Care Service which combines NHS 111 and GP Out of Hours service. It launches on 2nd April 2019. We will serve patients across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Patients access the service using NHS 111 and NHS 111 online.
BrisDoc's 2018 staff opinion survey was sent out to all employed members of staff across BrisDoc's services.
Thank you to everyone who got involved in organising a Macmillan Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Support last month. We have heard of a number of events taking place across BrisDoc services.
Congratulations to Sharon Young from Charlotte Keel who bravely did a sky dive over Salisbury plain last month to raise money for Cancer Research UK
Last month, Dr Kimberly Bruce (GP at Northville Family Practice) and BrisDoc's Community Fund organised a screening of the documentary film, Embrace, which follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
Congratulations to Val Rodrigues from Broadmead Medical Centre who took part in a Memory Walk in Bristol this month in aid of the Alzheimers Society.
BrisDoc's Deputy Medical Director, Dr Rebecca Hennessy, and Clinical Pharmacist, Tauheed Ahmed's, appear on ITV's Tonight show, 'Britain on Painkillers: The Silent Epidemic'
In January this year, BrisDoc's Lead Nurse at Charlotte Keel, Liz Turner, donated her kidney to help her nephew Philip. This was his second transplant, his first transplant was age 7. He and his family have received fantastic support from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Kidney Patient Association for many years.
On Thursday 19th July, a community outreach session was held at Carr House in St Pauls. The main aim was to increase awareness of measles and MMR vaccinations to the Somali community.
Mental Health issues can affect people in all walks of life. The Government's Department of Health advises that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives.
The National Health Service turned 70 on 5th July 2018 and many of our staff at BrisDoc have taken the opportunity to celebrate in honour of this.