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We're celebrating our apprentices

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, we’ve caught up with some of our apprentices to hear about their experiences of being on the scheme. We featured their graduation ceremony on earlier this week and also met Sophie, who has recently...Read more

Celebrating our staff on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017

We’re supporting International Women’s Day 2017 by celebrating the achievements of women who work to provide excellent care for our patients, regardless of gender. Every year on 8 March, people across the world celebrate the achievements of women and pledge...Read more

Appeal for missing doctor - please help

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017

We are supporting a police inquiry to appeal for the whereabouts of missing junior doctor Lauren Phillips, who works in our Emergency Department. The police issued an appeal for Lauren yesterday - please read this appeal and share it ...Read more

Maternity team pick up national award for staff wellbeing

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017

Our midwives have been honoured in the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards. The team received the RCM Caring for You Award during the ceremony in London today. The award recognises the work that has been carried out within...Read more

Swallowing Awareness Day - how our team support hundreds of patients with swallowing difficulties

Monday, 6 March, 2017

Today is Swallowing Awareness Day – find out more about how our speech and language therapy team support people with swallowing difficulties. It is something most of us do without even thinking - but for hundreds of patients a month...Read more

Apprentices honoured in graduation ceremony

Monday, 6 March, 2017

Our apprentices have been honoured at the Learning and Development team’s 16th awards ceremony. Today we celebrated the efforts of over 140 learners who have undertaken a wide range of qualifications in the last six months, as part of our...Read more

Dorian Way closure (w/c 6 March)

Friday, 3 March, 2017

During the week of 6 March*, Dorian Way on the Southmead Hospital site will be closed to vehicles to enable construction work on the hospital to be carried out. However, pedestrian access will not be affected. For access to the...Read more

Andrew shines at Star Awards

Thursday, 2 March, 2017

Our Higher Apprentice Andrew Newman was a finalist at the Health Education England annual Star Awards last night. The Star Awards recognise the very best in education and training across the health and care sector in the South West. Last...Read more

Genomics teaching kits launch for pupils in West of England schools

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

A project we are involved with is taking activities out to schools in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to teach young people about genomics. The West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC), which we are part of, and...Read more

Brain stimulation used in world-first blood pressure treatment

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

A patient has become the first in the world to have deep brain stimulation to reduce her blood pressure in a procedure carried out by one of our consultants. Neurosurgeon Nik Patel worked with colleagues at the University of Bristol...Read more