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Coronavirus in Bristol

'My operations were cancelled because of Covid. I'm still waiting in pain.'

Russell Pugh is one of many frustrated patients whose surgeries have been pushed down the queue since the pandemic began.

Revealed: How Southmead Hospital is coping with Covid-19

Bristol ‘highly likely’ to see Tier 2 Covid restrictions soon, with local NHS now under 'extreme pressure'

Coping with Covid

Covid-19 brings difficult times for Trans people in Bristol as government expected to ditch reforms

Accessing trans healthcare was already a difficult and lengthy process and during the pandemic, it’s virtually ground to a halt. It comes as the government is expected to announce it has ditched plans to allow trans people to self-identify.

Coronavirus in Bristol

How Bristolians making DIY coronavirus protective equipment are propping up the city's supply

Coronavirus in Bristol

Bristol’s NHS trusts scaling up critical care capacity while hospital admissions remain stable

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.

"Privatising non-emergency ambulance services is bad for patients"

Across the south west, patient transport services have been transferred to private firms. But, a former NHS employee argues, the process has raised serious questions about their ability to do the job – and about wider fragmentation of our health system.

Private dentistry boss bankrolls Tory MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke

Election candidate Jack Lopresti is a recipient of cash from a major private dentistry firm.

Revealed: NHS under fire for steep increase in charging migrants for healthcare

Evidence suggests vulnerable people who should get free healthcare are being forced to cough up, while others are being chased by bailiffs.

Revealed: Patients denied treatment by local NHS

GPs and clinical specialists are worried about patients being turned away because of local NHS policies.

Yoga will not fix the NHS stress crisis, staff say

Stressed out staff say they need need system change and leadership support, not resilience training.

NHS at 70: "Currently my biggest worry is nursing in the future”

Nurse Jeanette Jones has won an award for helping other nurses… but she fears for the future of the profession

#MillionsMissing: the campaign for ME equality

Sufferers of ME/CFS are taking to Queen Square this weekend. The Cable spoke to an organiser about why the government needs to take action on...

NHS members’ meeting: Tapping into our membership

We listen to the people of Bristol as well as our members to inform our journalism. This time is was all about the NHS.

Meet the volunteers easing pressure on the NHS

With NHS staff overworked and overstretched, hundreds of volunteers are helping reduce the load.

Revealed: NHS staff in Bristol are being worked until they’re sick with stress

In the 70th year of the NHS, an investigation by the Cable reveals that those who care for the nation are in need of serious attention.

Stillbirth: a grief like no other

A Bristol charity helps families through the death of a baby. But what can we do to reduce the number of such losses?

Bristol: Highest number of mental health patient preventable deaths

Highly vulnerable patients have died after NHS failings. Why?

Member spotlight: the Bristol activist battling Big Pharma

The Just Treatment campaign challenges the pharmaceutical companies charging the NHS rip-off prices for vital drugs.

North Bristol NHS bosses scrap plans to privatise staff management

North Bristol NHS Trust has backed down on plans to transfer management of staff to a private company, after pressure from trade unions and campaigners.

Pregabalin: Bristol’s ‘emerging’ prescription drug problem

As pregabalin and gabapentin are liberally prescribed by GPs — and putting drug users at risk on the black market — the government is taking action.

Becky Romero’s family: “Our children deserve better than this”

Family of teenager failed by Bristol’s mental health service demand more funding for the sector.

NHS land sold off for housing that nurses can’t afford

Public land is being sold to developers – but the vast majority will be unaffordable for key workers.