Somerset

Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse

Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse

People experiencing domestic abuse are now able to access local support through Somerset pharmacies thanks to a joint local initiative. Somerset County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Local Pharmaceutical Council have been working with pharmacies across the county to arrange for their consulting rooms to be available as a safe place, where anybody… Read More…

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

Region becomes only second in the country to provide free NHS treatment for urgent eye care at high street opticians

People across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now access free NHS treatment for urgent eye care from their local optician. Thanks to a brand-new service – commissioned by the region’s recently-merged CCG – high street opticians can offer free treatment for urgent eye conditions, such as itchy and red eyes, scratched… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Re-Opens Gardens to the Public

The Bishop’s Palace Re-Opens Gardens to the Public

Following the updated government advice on 23rd May (“Coronavirus – guidance on accessing green spaces safely”), The Bishop’s Palace Gardens will open to the public for the first time in over two months at 12pm on Sunday 24th May. The first day, Sunday 24th May, will be reserved for Members only, in order to limit… Read More…

Schools and early years providers work to extend provision

Schools and early years providers work to extend provision

Schools and early years providers across Somerset are working hard on preparations to extend provision to more children after half term. Having worked closely with education leaders on how to sensibly and safely bring about the Government’s proposals, Somerset County Council accepts that from 1 June not all settings will be able to offer full… Read More…

Care homes stay connected during COVID lockdown

Care homes stay connected during COVID lockdown

Care homes across Somerset have been praised for the way they are using technology to keep loved ones connected during the COVD19 crisis. Somerset County Council has thanked them for embracing IT to help residents and relatives stay in touch while visits to the county’s care and nursing homes are suspended. Homes across the county… Read More…

Schools get free emergency PPE kits

Schools get free emergency PPE kits

Free personal protective equipment (PPE) emergency packs will be supplied to schools in Somerset thanks to the County Council. Careful planning and sourcing have made sure that the Council has enough stocks of PPE to provide schools that are opening classes to year groups with enough equipment for the rest of the summer term –… Read More…

“Heed the new warnings” says Somerset’s Director of Public Health

“Heed the new warnings” says Somerset’s Director of Public Health

Somerset’s Director of Public Health has urged people to strictly follow new health guidelines that have been published to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. The new guidelines published this week highlight that losing your sense of taste or smell is now a confirmed symptom of Coronavirus, along with a fever or dry continuous cough. Director… Read More…

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