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COVID Vaccinations for Housebound Patients

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Tuesday 16 August 2022

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BEMS have been asked to carry out COVID vaccinations for a cohort of housebound patients in BaNES. This program is due to go live at the start of October and will run for three months until the end of December. We are still in the early stages of mobilising the service but plans are in place to run this during the day Monday - Friday. Vaccinators will be supported by local volunteer drivers, who will transport the vaccinators to each patients home, to carry out the vaccination. 

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Practice Nurse Conference - Looking to the Future 2022

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Wednesday 10 August 2022

Exciting conference for Practices Nurses in BSW is happening next month. The Training Hub funded and organised event is taking place on Wednesday 28th September in Wooten Basset. Register your interest here.  

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BEMS Quality Account 2021-22

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Monday 1 August 2022

We are proud to have received another positive Quality Account for our achievements and commitment to providing high quality care to those who used our services during 2021-22 View the full report here

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BSW CCG becomes BSW Integrated Care Board

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Tuesday 5 July 2022

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board came into being at one minute past midnight on Friday 1 July, following a successful transition from the region’s former Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Community Nurse Conference May 25th 2022

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Wednesday 25 May 2022

 

A day of celebrating at The Best Western Centurion Hotel for nursing in the community across BANES. We have been lucky to receive funding from BSW Training Hub to help make this happen. We have worked alongside HCRG Care Group and Dorothy House to help celebrate nursing and promote integrated working amongst us all to ensure the best patient care across our locality. 

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Happy International Nurses Day 2022

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Thursday 12 May 2022

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Monday 9 May 2022

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

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Community Nurse Conference May 2022

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Wednesday 13 April 2022

We are excited to be working with HCRG Care Group and Dorothy House to host a BSW Training Hub funded community nurse conference This will be a celebratory event, to recognise the amazing work happening and to encourage further integration within our nursing community.

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BEMS secures three Clinical Services contract extensions

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Tuesday 12 April 2022

BEMS is thrilled to announce that we have recently been awarded contract extensions for three of our core clinical services: Community Dermatology, Community DVT and the Fracture & Soft Tissue Injury Service. 

The Community Dermatology Service has been extended for five years, with the option to extend for a further two years, taking us to 31st March 2029.

The Community DVT Service has been extended for five years, with the option to extend for a further two years, taking us to 31st March 2029.

The Fracture & Soft Tissue Injury Service has been extended for two years, taking us to 31st March 2024. 

We are delighted to be able to continue to provide these crucial services to the population of BANES, and thank all of you and your staff for referring patients into these services and to the teams for making this possible! 

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Looking after our primary care people – Health and wellbeing engagement event

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Monday 21 March 2022

Looking after our primary care people – Health and wellbeing engagement event

6 April 2022 5:00pm – 6:30pmBST (+01:00)

Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

FREE

https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/looking-after-our-primary-care-people---health-and-wellbeing-engagement-event-april

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Home Visiting Service recruits Bank Nursing staff and Bank GP service to meet expansion

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Wednesday 16 March 2022

BEMS is continuing to expand the Home Visiting Service, recruiting additional Bank Nursing staff and retaining a Bank GP service. This allows us to cover expected annual leave, as well as consistently increase provision to all areas. 

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Referral Support Service moves to centralised service from April 1st 

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Wednesday 16 March 2022

From April 1st 2022, the BEMS Referral Support Service will be joining the other RSS organisations from across BSW, to form one centralised service. Staff will be employed by the BSW Clinical Commissioning Group, whilst retaining their local teams to manage referrals for BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire respectively. 

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BEMS offering Practices free independent support services  

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Wednesday 16 March 2022

BEMS is aware that Practices in BaNES are being asked to implement Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, to support the outcomes of the Freedom to Speak Up review published in 2015.

 We would like to formally offer Practices the service of being your named Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. This service includes a named BEMS individual, who has undertaken the necessary National Guardian Office training and been given special responsibility and training in dealing with Speaking Up concerns.

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PUSH service comes to a close for 2022  

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Wednesday 16 March 2022

BEMS has been running the Paediatric Urgent Service Hub (PUSH) since the beginning of January 2022, and to date has seen a total of 128 patients. We want to thank our host sites and members of the PUSH team that helped us to mobilise and staff this service in such a short timeframe. 

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Introducing a new pilot service - PUSH

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Thursday 13 January 2022

We are proud to announce we are supporting the roll out of a Paediatric Urgent Service Hub in BANES to reduce pressures on primary & secondary care. See our poster for further info on this service We are proud to be assisting young patients in our locality

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Better Health, Lets do this!

Blog post by Rhiannon Champion on Tuesday 11 January 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care have launched another aspect of the Better Health campaign. The idea being to support a healthier lifestyle.

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