SERVICE DESIGN: The delivery of a number of services delivered across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has changed.

In a statement North Bristol NHS Trust explained that head and neck, ear, nose and throat (ENT), oral & maxillofacial and orthodontic services (OMFS) will be provided and managed by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, whilst Breast Care and Urology Services will be provided and managed by North Bristol NHS Trust.

Dr Chris Burton and Dr Sean O’Kelly, Medical Directors at NBT and UH Bristol, said: “These changes are designed to significantly improve clinical outcomes for patients and to create the conditions for centres of excellence to develop and grow in Bristol, which is good for healthcare in the long term in our region.”

The statement read: “the centralisation of these services, which was initiated by the service commissioners, has been agreed by both UH Bristol and NBT Trust Boards.”