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We are responsible for addressing the health needs of people who live in North Somerset – from Portishead to Weston-super-Mare and Long Ashton to Blagdon. On this website you will find information on our Board, our mission statement, our services, our latest news as well as how to contact us.
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Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) - Made up of local GPs, nurses and other professionals are responsible for commissioning services for local communities.
North Somerset CCG plans and funds health services for North
Somerset, please visit:
North Somerset Council has taken over the responsibility for public health for the population of North Somerset, please visit:
For Bristol CCG, please visit:
Bristol City Council has taken over the responsibility for public
health for the population of Bristol, please visit:
For South Gloucestershire CCG, please visit:
South Gloucestershire Council has taken over the responsibility
for public health for the population of South Gloucestershire,
Public Health England - Provides public health leadership and expertise, and works to improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and to reduce health inequalities.
Health Education England - Responsible for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce.
NHS Choices - Provides information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
Where to go if you need urgent care
In times of an accident or a medical emergency understanding what options are available will help you to get the best care as quickly as possible.
We want to ensure that people choose the right service for their needs, and that hospital services are freed up to treat people who really need A&E and other specialist services. Choosing the right health service for your needs enables you to get the best treatment for your condition.
Remember, only call 999 in a critical or life-threatening situation:
If you or a family member or friend has had a fall or is unwell there are many options available in the area, including a minor injury unit at Clevedon Hospital.
You can make an appointment at your GP surgery while community pharmacists are a good source of help and advice. If you need a GP in the evening or at weekends call 0845 121 0235.
Minor Injuries Unit at Clevedon Hospital
NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group achieves authorisation
NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board. Dr Mary Backhouse has been formally confirmed as the Clinical Accountable Officer. More information.
Pregnant women urged to get vaccinated as whopping cough cases continue to rise
Local health chiefs are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated and protect themselves and their unborn babies, as cases of whooping cough across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire continue to rise. And parents were also urged to ensure that their children were also vaccinated against whooping cough on time, even the babies of women who had received the vaccination during pregnancy.Locally the number of cases are amongst the highest in England – approximately 2.5 times higher than the average for England. See more.
Changes to the GP Led Health Centre in Weston
The consultation around the proposed changes concluded on 15 June. Independent Report now published.
Symptom checkers, quick answers, email advice and phone numbers.