BNSSG Healthier Together

Covid-19: Local Research and Insight

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have generated a number of research or ‘insight’ reports in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.

Maximising Uptake Across BNSSG Evaluation Report

Learning the lessons from all the local efforts to improve uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine is important, particularly for those still at higher risk of severe illness and death from Covid-19. This learning also helps us plan ahead for future Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, so this report reviews our engagement and outreach programme from December 2020 to April 2021. It suggests we must strive for greater equity of health outcomes by developing a BNSSG-wide approach to reducing health inequalities, considering the health and social care issues for different patient/population groups, and how we can develop ‘inclusion health’.

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Community Report

We want to recognise the work of local leaders and champions who have been involved in the vaccination clinics across BNSSG – you have made it easier for people to get vaccinated, to protect themselves, their loved ones and communities. Thank you. This is a short community report showing how Covid-19 vaccinations have been maximised in ethnic minority groups.

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Local people’s experiences during the pandemic

There is a perception from some panellists that it may be difficult to access health and care services, particularly for support with mental health (49% of panellists feel it would be difficult) and for outpatient appointments (51% of panellists feel it would be difficult). This perceived difficulty is driven in part by the socio-economic and age divide, with people living in North Somerset, South Bristol or Inner City Bristol, people with long-term conditions, and people aged 45 – 64 or 64 – 74 years old more likely to perceive it as difficult to access services.

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Remote and video consultations

n a considerable change since last year, almost two-thirds of our panellists (64%) are now comfortable with a video consultation, assuming it is with a health care professional they already know. Around half of our panellists (54%) are concerned about their emotional wellbeing and mental health, with this number significantly higher amongst women and younger age groups.

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