Tag Archives: migrant health

Migrant Health

Published on Thu 28th January by Emily Cope

What is Migrant Health? Bristol is an extremely diverse city, with residents from over 50 countries of origin and 91 languages spoken. With so many different local communities, it’s really important that everyone who lives in Bristol has equal access to healthcare – regardless of the language they speak, their culture, nationality, religion or belief. […]

Migrant Health services – one year on

Published on Thu 17th December by Charlotte.titheridge

We’re passionate about improving the health of Bristol’s migrant population. Last November, we hired Migrant Health Manager Russell Thomas to head up our Migrant Health Service and lead some changes in the way it operates. A year into his post, we caught up with him to see what’s changed… How has your role developed over the […]

Bristol meets Hargeisa: health exchange in Somaliland

Published on Wed 22nd July by Amran Hussein

A member of our Health Links team recently travelled with a Bristol GP to Somaliland on the eastern coast of Africa to take part in a health and cultural exchange with local health professionals. Amran Hussein, Health Links interpreter for Bristol Community Health, visited her birth country of Somaliland this Spring, along with friend and […]

Health Links: helping overcome cultural barriers

Published on Wed 1st April by Georgina Pearson

Bristol is a hugely diverse city, with residents from over 50 countries of origin and approximately 90 different languages spoken. Many immigrants have fled their home countries to escape war or persecution, and have moved to the UK in search of a better life for themselves and their families. But moving to a new country […]

New Migrant Health Manager joins our team

Published on Wed 11th February by Nadia Tavana

This winter, we have welcomed a new Migrant Health Manager to our team – the first post of its kind in the city. Find out more about what the role will enable us to do. Bristol is an extremely diverse city, with residents from over 50 countries of origin and 91 languages spoken. With so […]

Health Links

Published on Tue 10th February by Georgina Pearson

What is this service? Our Health Links service aims to improve access to healthcare for adults and children whose first language is not English. We provide an interpreting, language support and advocacy service in Bristol and the surrounding area. Our service aims to help overcome cultural and language barriers in healthcare and improve health and […]

Tuberculosis (TB) Nurse Service

Published on Thu 5th February by Georgina Pearson

What is this service? There are four nurses in the team, providing outreach and support to people with active or latent tuberculosis (TB) in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The team are responsible for identifying and arranging screening for people who’ve been exposed to TB. We provide information, advice and education about TB to health professionals […]

The Haven

Published on Thu 5th February by Georgina Pearson

What is the Haven? The Haven is a specialist primary healthcare care service for asylum seekers and refugees who are new to Bristol. Our team of staff consists of a GP and nurses who will assess and meet the initial health needs of asylum seekers and new refugees.  We also help people to access health […]