Health and Wellbeing

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…

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

Scheduling in some time to go outdoors can help us to feel refreshed and put us in a clearer mindset, but for children it can also have some additional social benefits. Here, Sean Whiting, Director at Houghton Country, discusses how spending time outside and among wildlife can positively impact a child’s wellbeing. As parents it’s… Read More…

Act now to avoid a dose of festive flu

Act now to avoid a dose of festive flu

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to protect themselves and their families over the next few days to avoid coming down with a festive dose of flu. While more people over the age of 65 have got their flu jab than this time last year – health… Read More…

Wiltshire Council and Police  raise awareness of domestic abuse

Wiltshire Council and Police raise awareness of domestic abuse

Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police taking 16 days of action to raise awareness of domestic abuse Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police are supporting a campaign which aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse. 16 Days of Action takes place from 25 November to 10 December and highlights that one in four women and one in… 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…

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

Need an antenatal or baby massage class? Look no further!

New directory launched to help parents find pregnancy, birth and baby support and services in Frome. A local group of pregnancy and baby practitioners in Frome have collaborated to create a new guide to the wide range pregnancy, postnatal and parenting services available in the area. Eleanor Hayes, who coordinates Frome’s Pregnancy, Birth and Baby… 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…

Why you should exercise as a new parent

Why you should exercise as a new parent

This post was provided by Kiddies Kingdom.  The pressure of becoming a parent can be quite daunting and having a brand-new little bundle of joy in your life can very quickly take up almost all of your time, energy and love. It’s completely understandable that exercising, amongst other things, will always take a backseat as… Read More…

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