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Somerset Health & Wellbeing

Living in a healthy and low-pollution environment enhances the wellbeing of Somerset residents.

A quality way of life does not just happen; it is a result of generations of healthy eating and living and the security of knowing that, according to the Home Office, Somerset is one of the safest places to live in the UK.

Residents of the South West have the highest life expectancy in England, according to figures from the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO).

For those who do suffer illness, Somerset has two high-quality teaching hospitals in Taunton and Yeovil.

Yeovil District Hospital is among the UK's top 10 hospitals and the only one in the south west to receive a double Excellent rating from the Healthcare Commission for quality of services and use of resources. Somerset also has a number of cottage hospitals including new investment in Shepton Mallet Hospital as well a new facility at Glastonbury serving central Somerset and the Mendips.

Somerset’s largest employer is Somerset Care that supports hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people in society as well as the growing market for entrepreneurs in the care sector.

Quality health care is offered through forward thinking doctors’ practices and health centres offering multi-agency care. These facilities also offer excellent career opportunities for doctors, nurses and ancillary staff looking to relocate to Somerset.