A short film has been released showing how local health and care organisations are working to keep settings safe for people across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. The film is a collaboration between ten organisations which make up the Healthier Together partnership.

It is a response to local research from our Citizens’ Panel which shows that during the coronavirus pandemic people have grown more concerned about visiting health and care settings, from Minor Injury Units to hospitals, to seek the advice and treatment they need.

In the film, health and care staff outline some of the precautions being taken to keep patients, visitors, and staff as safe as possible.  This ranges from ‘Hands Face Space’ rules to video consultations and perspex screens in reception areas.

The film also outlines options available to get timely help without resorting to visiting Accident & Emergency (also known as the Emergency Department) unless it is necessary.  Help can range from seeking advice at a local pharmacy to ringing NHS111 or going online for assistance.

A comprehensive risk assessment was adopted in the making of this film, so everyone including the film-maker followed strict instructions around the use of PPE, hand sanitiser, masks, distancing, the cleaning of equipment, travel, and working in enclosed spaces.

This is the film: