Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

If you’re over 70 and have not been invited for a Covid-19 jab, contact NHS now!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

By mid-February 2021 the Government aimed to have all over-70s and people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable given their first of two vaccinations against Covid-19, but told people they should wait to be invited for their appointment. Now, the NHS wants anyone over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable who has not had their first jab to contact them to get vaccinated.

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Boaters encouraged to complete NHS Long Term Plan survey by 30th April

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Liveaboard boaters are being encouraged to complete an NHS survey in order to alert GPs, hospitals and clinics to the barriers that we face gaining access to the health services all citizens are entitled to.

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CRT to re-brand as ‘wellbeing’ organisation

Friday, April 13th, 2018

CRT is currently attempting to re-brand itself as an organisation promoting well-being. The purpose of the re-branding is to raise funds from local authorities and the NHS for the promotion of health and well-being of the general population. However CRT appears to have no intention of safeguarding the well-being of boat dwellers, even vulnerable ones.

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Liveaboard boaters encouraged to apply for outreach job

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Julian House in Bath is recruiting two part-time Outreach and Engagement Workers to improve access to health and social care for Gypsies, Travellers and Boat Dwellers. The closing date is 21st November. This is a new project, funded by the NHS in BaNES, that is the result of the 2012 health survey of boaters and travellers that some boaters took part in. The job advertisement is below and full details are on

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BaNES health survey research published

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The Gypsy, Traveller, Boater, Showman and Roma Health Survey that many boaters took part in last year has been published.

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Health survey under way – please take part

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

The first ever survey of liveaboard boaters’ health needs has begun in Bath and NE Somerset. It is being carried out for the NHS, and it’s your chance to have your say about how health services need to be changed to make them easier for boaters to get access to.

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National Historic Ships Photo Competition

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The organisation National Historic Ships who are a wonderful resource, not least by keeping a register of historic vessels, not just salty stuff but all sorts including historic narrow boats and other inland waterways boats, are running their annual photo competition.

Last year's winner of the NHS photo competition

You can download the flyer here.

There is more information on the NHS site here.

There is also a competition for the Marsh Christian Award to a volunteer or group of volunteers who have made valuable contribution to the conservation or operation of historic vessels in the UK. More details here.