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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.
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.
It’s important your child is protected from the flu this winter. Please keep a look out for a letter from their sch… https://t.co/k30LhTeF7y
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.
School #flu immunisation letters are coming home from school from this week - please fill in the form and send back to ensu…
Day in the Life of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Hannah Martin, Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)
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.
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.
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.
Yay, Inky has come to see us today! Inky is a Therapy Dog and is trained to provide affection, comfort and love to… https://t.co/urpjXJlAbC
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:
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:
Many thanks to Job Wooster for hosting our visit today to @BrisComHealth Single point of access. A really helpful learning visi…
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.