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NSCP working with Bristol Community Health to deliver BNSSG-wide Macmillan cancer support programme

From 01 November 2018 Bristol Community Health (BCH) will, with the support of local partner North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP), deliver a Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire* (BNSSG) wide programme of support for people living with and beyond cancer. The newly expanded Macmillan Rehabilitation and Support service is funded by cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS England. Bristol Community Health’s Macmillan Rehabilitation and

Health and care partners launch new initiative to reduce unneccessary hospital stays

Health and care providers in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset are investing an extra £4.3 million in local community healthcare services to help people avoid unnecessary hospital stays and return home sooner following a short hospital admission. As part of the plans community healthcare services provided by Bristol Community Health (BCH), Sirona care & health and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) will be expanded

Volunteers celebration Lunch

Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS), and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) hosted a lunch to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the volunteers that support NSCP services. Volunteers add huge value to NSCP services by  significantly adding to the positive experiences of our patients and staff. NSCP have teamed up with VANS who recruit and support volunteers who wish to give something back to

Flu immunisation of school children across region gets underway

The annual flu immunisation programme to protect school children across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is getting underway this week. The programme is offering immunisation to around 70,000 children in school years from reception to year five. Children and young people up to the age of 17 attending schools for those with special educational needs will be offered the vaccine. 317 schools will be visited

NSCP Grant Programme Open for Applications

During the last financial year NSCP, as a Community Interest Company, established a charitable fund to benefit the population of North Somerset with Quartet Community Foundation acting as the trustee/administrator of the fund. Quartet are now publicising a call for applications to grants from the fund. The fund is targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant

Improving patients' recovery by delivering rehabilitation services in the community

  Patients tell us that they don’t want to stay in hospital any longer than is necessary. By providing rehabilitation services in the community, Weston General Hospital and NSCP are helping patients to get home more quickly than before. National evidence shows that once patients are medically fit they rehabilitate more quickly out of hospital. Weston General Hospital and NSCP have changed how rehabilitation services are delivered so

Positive cleanliness rating for community hospital in Clevedon

North Somerset Community Hospital has received a 100 per cent cleanliness rating in a recent inspection carried out by Healthwatch North Somerset, it was revealed this week.   The hospital, in Old Street, Clevedon, received the rating following the Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) visit.   This was the first PLACE assessment since the hospital’s inpatient facility, the Elton Rehabilitation Unit, re-opened following a refurbishment project.   The

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