Staying Healthy

Tips to Spend More Time Together Outside and Enjoy the Wellbeing Benefits

Tips to Spend More Time Together Outside and Enjoy the Wellbeing Benefits

from Dr Sam Wass, Family Psychologist for Yakult With lockdown restrictions easing, exploring the outdoors with family and friends and reaping the mental and physical benefits will be on the agenda for many this spring and summer. Spending time outdoors as a family has many benefits – from reducing stress, anxiety and depression[1], to improving… Read More…

New rapid test and collect sites in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton

New rapid test and collect sites in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton

Two new test and collect hubs are opening in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton next week to help people living and working in the area to get tested regularly. The new Keynsham ‘test and collect’ hub in Ashton Way car park will replace the current test site at the Masonic Hall. And Midsomer Norton’s new test… Read More…

Local contact tracing to begin in Bath and North East Somerset

Local contact tracing to begin in Bath and North East Somerset

The continued effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 will see the launch of local contact tracing by Bath & North East Somerset Council public protection officers from today (January 19). The council is launching the service to support and complement the national NHS Test & Trace system and to ensure that people who have… Read More…

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Post provided by Heather Morris, sponsored by Metanium. Midwife Heather Morris, along with leading nappy rash brand, Metanium, reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash. “Most babies will get nappy rash at some point. Although it is common and mild cases are easily treatable, it can be a cause for concern. At… Read More…

Potential red flags for parents at 1-12 weeks

Potential red flags for parents at 1-12 weeks

Post provided by Heather Morris Midwife sponsored by Metanium. With community heathcare access not as freely available to new mums currently, Midwife Heather Morris gives an overview of potential red flag warnings for babies aged 1-12 weeks from a professional’s perspective on behalf of nappy-rash cream, Metanium. Between 1-12 weeks, babies are likely to develop… Read More…

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices… Read More…

Is It Safe to Take a Family Holiday While Recovering From Cancer?

Is It Safe to Take a Family Holiday While Recovering From Cancer?

It can feel like your whole life is put on hold. You or a member of your immediate family being diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down. But survival rates from cancer are better than they have ever been and are on the rise. Two-thirds of new cancer cases affect people aged under 75,… Read More…

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being asked to help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter by following some simple steps. Norovirus – often referred to as the winter vomiting bug – is a very unpleasant and highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Although most… Read More…

5 ways to get more sleep as a new mum

5 ways to get more sleep as a new mum

Robyn Newby from Linthorpe Beds is new to the world of motherhood, so she knows all about the difficulties you can face when juggling sleep with being a parent. Here, she shares her top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep after the birth of your little one. Having a baby is incredibly… Read More…

Local GP practices join forces to improve patients’ experience of care

Local GP practices join forces to improve patients’ experience of care

Primary Care Networks will help to make sure that patients are supported and signposted to the health and care professional who is best placed to help – this could be a GP, pharmacist, district nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic, physician associate, as well as staff working in social care or the voluntary sector. B&NES GP practices have already… Read More…

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