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Welcome to the July edition of our community partner e-bulletin

We understand that our community partners lead busy lives, receiving information from a range of sources every single day and that’s why we have produced the ‘60 second bulletin’. The aim is provide you with a brief summary of local developments with an option to read more or watch our short videos. I hope you enjoy the read. Dr Andy Seymour, Clinical Chair   Download... Read More

Roses Theatre exploring how culture can help wellbeing

Local artists are working with the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury to develop cultural and art-based activities which may help improve the health and wellbeing of local residents. This initiative is part of the CCG’s Cultural Commissioning Programme which is linking clinicians, patients, commissioners and patient representatives with artists and musicians to develop interventions... Read More

Macmillan Next Steps – specialist clinical cancer support

A new team of NHS clinical cancer specialists, the Macmillan Next Steps Team, is now supporting people with breast, colorectal and prostate cancer in Gloucester City and the North Cotswolds. The clinicians have a range of skills including physiotherapy, dietetics, radiotherapy, occupational therapy, healthy lifestyles and specialist cancer nursing and work in community settings. They... Read More

One Place, One Budget, One System – the ‘place-based’ model

We are piloting a new ‘place-based model’ in parts of Gloucestershire. Essentially, these are local communities, with GP practice populations at their core. They involve health, social care and voluntary and community sector organisations working together to provide services for these natural communities. The model will be big enough to allow for input from service providers... Read More

Specialist Weight Management Service wins national award

The Specialist Weight Management Team has won an Advancing Healthcare Award for achieving excellent results for their patients. The team, managed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, won their category for combining the skills of clinical psychologists and dietitians. The service is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and is open to any patient who is registered... Read More

New Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) service up and running

Since February 2016, a new Refractory IBS Service has been supporting patients who don’t respond to the usual treatments for IBS, making their condition difficult to manage. The service, provided by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, helps reduce the number of patients having unnecessary, extensive investigations, such as colonoscopies and other tests. The service... Read More

Gloucestershire GP recruitment campaign

As a county, one of our key priorities is around workforce planning and recruitment initiatives, including marketing Gloucestershire as a great place to live and work. Watch the campaign video here. National issues around GP recruitment and retention difficulties are reflected locally, and along with Gloucestershire’s increasing and ageing population, demand on practices is very... Read More

CCG sets out priorities for investment in GP premises

The CCG has confirmed its intent to support investment in the future of GP premises across the county and has outlined plans for the next five years in its Primary Care Infrastructure Plan. The plan takes into account population and housing growth, the current level of provision and the condition of existing buildings and sets out what might be feasible and appropriate in different... Read More

2015/16 Annual Report published

The CCG has published its 2015/16 Annual Report. The report highlights the great work that is going on across the county and within our local communities to improve health and care, despite the challenges facing the NHS. Read the Annual Report magazine here Read the full Annual Report here Looking ahead, we are building plans to work with our community partners to build stronger,... Read More