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Volunteering with us – Mike’s story
Mike has recently started working for Community Navigators Bristol, our new service which improves the wellbeing of isolated older people by connecting them with their community.
Earlier this week we held an event to celebrate some of the exceptional quality improvement work here at BCH. Congratulations and thank you to our wonderful staff from across all of our services for their contribution to improving the quality of the services we provide ❤️
Face to face with community nursing
“It’s a bit of a disjointed day today,” says Elaine as she ushers me into the Integrated Community Healthcare office. Elaine explains that one of the team’s chronically unwell, long-term patients sadly passed away last week and a couple of the team are going to his funeral today.
Earlier this week we held an event to celebrate some of the exceptional quality improvement work here at BCH. Congr… https://t.co/IGL8XO38D0
Day in the Life of a Senior Dietitian
Jackie Freeman, a Senior Dietitian within our Diabetes and Nutrition Services (DANS) team, tells us what an average day is like working in the community.
It's #BristolPride today and the city is awash with colour. If you're joining in with today's celebrations we hope you have the most fantastic day. Don't forget to look out for our lovely team, we'll be in the Community and EXPO area!
Day in the Life of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Hannah Martin, Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)
We are so excited to be at Bristol Pride on Saturday. It’s set to be an incredible day. Please do come say hello and find about the work we do to support our communities, we’ll be in the Community and EXPO area!
In their own words: Health Visitors
“Working with families in the inner city is varied and challenging. I try to empower parents to provide the best possible start in life for their children. It’s a great feeling to work together with parents and see a real improvement in their child’s health and wellbeing.
With some families I have built a long-term, close relationship and I feel privileged to see children and families in their own home. Often parents are more relaxed at home and feel able to talk more openly about any worries.
We are offering free health checks to those attending #BristolPride , come along and have your blood pressure checked, som…
Local hospitals are very busy at the moment. Please keep A&E for people with serious and life-threatening emergencies. If you need medical attention you can visit our Urgent Care Centre at South Bristol Community Hospital. It provides a nurse-led walk-in service for adults and children with minor illnesses and injuries, including broken bones bit.ly/2QBB18G
The Bristol Community Health Urgent Care Centre is a nurse-led walk-in medical centre to support the local community with urgent minor injuries and illness.
Q&A: Sophie Slade, adults’ speech and language therapist
What does your role involve?
We see adults with neurological conditions in their own homes. This means they have damage to the brain, spinal column or nerves, caused by an illness or injury. The speech and language therapists working in the Specialist Community Neurology team see people with difficulties they have as a result of their neurological condition. For example, they may have difficulties with producing clear speech or understanding and using language, or they may have problems with swallowing.
We are so excited to be at Bristol Pride on Saturday. It’s set to be an incredible day. Please do come say hello an… https://t.co/RWoOmvRLpk
So proud of our brilliant Wound Care Service and Community Nurses - together they have reduced grade 2-4 pressure injuries by 35% on last year. This has led to the Wound Care Service being shortlisted for an RCNi award - we will find out the outcome this week. Good luck team! #RCNiawards #woundcare
Five minutes with…Creative Therapies
The Creative Therapies team uses art, drama and music to help patients express feelings and experiences which are difficult to put into words. Jenny Powell, Clinical Lead for the Creative Therapies team, explains.
2 more sleeps!! So Excited. PLEASE make sure you exchange your eTicket for a wristbands in advance if you can. It will ma…
Sharing the love for the wonderful team at our Urgent Care Centre this Feedback Friday. Have a great weekend everyone!🌞
What does the role of a Psychologist involve?
Trainee clinical psychologist, Erin Waites, with input from other psychologists, tells us what being a psychologist involves:
If you need medical attention you can visit our Urgent Care Centre at South Bristol Community Hospital. It provides… https://t.co/trE9lA7iuO
A day in life of Dietitian's from our DANs team
Chloe Everard and Jo HenryI are both registered dietitians and work in the Diabetes and Nutrition Service (DANs) team. The team consists of Dietitians, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and administration staff. Read below to discover how a typical days looks for them:
A day in the life of a Podiatrist
Amy Dickson, Podiatrist, tells us what a typical day in the role of a Podiatrist looks like.
We’re the UK’s largest employee-owned healthcare organisation
Local NHS community health provider Bristol Community Health has been announced as the UK’s largest 100% employee-owned healthcare organisation. The organisation has been ranked by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) in its new Top 50 report, which ranks UK employee-owned business in size and analyses the sector.