Opinion: ‘The NHS sends too many mental health patients to hospital for expensive, ineffective care’
People are being sent away to private mental health providers for specialist treatment, but this often means poorer outcomes at higher costs, says occupational therapist Keir Harding.
Living with OCD during a global health crisis
Back to normality? Not for those among us who have an uphill battle ahead of them. We spoke to Hannah, who lives with severe symptoms of OCD, to hear about her life during Covid-19.
Migrants are 1 in 6 of Bristol’s coronavirus hospital heroes. But many are charged to use NHS.
Thousands of local hospital staff are from 109 countries across the world, but many are charged to use the NHS they work in.
Where are my patients? GP speaks out about non-covid-19 health problems
A Bristol GP shares her concerns that the drop in patients calling the surgery during coronavirus could lead to more serious illnesses down the line.
Revealed: Bristol care workers speak out amid confusion and scramble for PPE during covid-19 outbreaks
New data reveals 60 care home residents have died from coronavirus in two weeks, but some homes with outbreaks haven't had more residents tested.
Care work: What next for the forgotten frontline of coronavirus?
As care homes are a new epicentre of the pandemic, we celebrate the historically overlooked, undervalued care sector and ask what needs to change after the pandemic.
A message from a tired healthcare worker for all of us clapping for carers tonight
An NHS healthcare worker got in touch with us to share his thoughts on the Thursday night clap for the NHS.
Bristol History Podcast: Bristol and the 1918 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic
Arriving at the end of the First World War, the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, killing between 40...
Bristol’s NHS trusts scaling up critical care capacity while hospital admissions remain stable
Internal emails said one of Bristol’s hospital trusts had planned to triple capacity, but local NHS bosses have declined to reveal more detail on their preparations.
'The contagion of misinformation and a Bristol Facebook page linking 5G and coronavirus'
There’s another contagion doing the rounds, it’s not coronavirus, but disinformation. And one Bristol Facebook page with thousands of likes is spreading claims that 5G is connected to the pandemic, says Alon Aviram.
Bristol GP says we’re in 'the calm before a terrible storm'
Coronavirus testing delays, a lack of protective equipment, and the stress of people flouting lockdown restrictions are troubling this Bristol GP.
This NHS worker is facing eviction, as Bristol rallies to help coronavirus heroes
A Bristol NHS trust is paying to put up frontline workers in hotels so they can self-isolate, while communities offer their support.
"A woman was denied emergency contraception at Asda. This is a private problem of public concern."
When rights of different groups in society collide, compromises need to be made. But with reproductive rights, we need to do better so that women in need come first.
Exclusive: Special needs school to close amid police probe into care home
St Christopher’s residential home closed last year amid a child cruelty investigation. Now the much-criticised day school will shut its doors in March.
Deputy Mayor wants pilot for safe consumption room in new drug strategy
More consultation is needed and city needs to work out how to fund it, but Asher Craig says it could be one way to reduce drug deaths, as a mock safe consumption room was on display last week.
The initiative shaking up sex-ed in Bristol
Sex education in schools is limited in its breadth and awkward in its delivery. Could a circus TROUPE with a 12 ft silken labia be the answer?