Healthcare strengthened in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 January 2019

The NHS long-term plan highlights care outside hospital as a priority. Picture: Getty

The NHS long-term plan highlights care outside hospital as a priority. Picture: Getty

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Health bosses in North Somerset are strengthening the services people can access in their communities.

Building on feedback from more than 500 people and health professionals, the NHS long-term plan highlights care outside hospital as a priority.

It emphasises the importance of expanded community health teams working together to support people in their own homes as an alternative to hospital stays.

The aim is to ensure everyone has access to consistently good and free NHS care no matter where they live.

Dr Kate Rush, associate medical director for NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG said: “We know people do better when they’re treated closer to home.

“We want to build on tour fantastic community health workforce to promote wellbeing, from exercise to diet and mental health.”

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