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Health and Care Services in Somerset under Pressure

A press release has been issued by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help ensure patients can access the right service at the right time as demand increases.

Somerset's health and social care system is under extreme pressure due to high demand for services, sustained demand for COVID beds, pressure on staffing and the need for social care exceeding the available capacity.  Pressures are being seen across the system, in mental health care, primary care and adult social care as well as acute hospital trusts.

The full press release explaining the current challenges and offering advice on how people can access NHS services is available here.