Primary Care Commissioning Committee Papers, Thursday 30 March 2017

The papers for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 30 March 2017 at 11am can be found here Questions in relation to any of the agenda items should be sent in advance to the Associate Director of Corporate Governance: alan.potter1@nhs.net by Tuesday 28th March 2017. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available... Read More

Governing Body Meeting Papers, Thursday 30 March 2017

The papers for the Governing Body meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 30 March at 2pm can be found here. Questions in relation to any of the agenda items should be sent in advance to the Associate Director of Corporate Governance: alan.potter1@nhs.net by Tuesday 28 March 2017. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available and spaces must be... Read More

Better care for people nearing the end of life

NHS and social care partners in Gloucestershire have made a commitment to transform experiences of palliative and end of life care by signing up to a countywide End of Life Care Strategy. The strategy outlines the county’s promise to offer the highest possible quality of care and support to people who are dying. It also sets out an ambition to respond better to the wishes and... Read More

Evening support at The Cavern to continue

Thanks to continued funding from the NHS in Gloucestershire, The Cavern at Westgate Street in Gloucester will continue to open every evening from 6pm – 11pm. The Cavern offers non-clinical mental health support to people in the evenings, when they often need help most, helping them feel less isolated, cope with anxiety and meet new people. The café is run by trained staff and... Read More

Gloucestershire primary school pupils challenged to “trot” around Europe

Primary schools across Gloucestershire are being asked to encourage children to walk, jog or run a mile every day at school under The Daily Mile initiative. The Daily Mile has a very simple aim, which is to improve children’s health and wellbeing by being active with their friends outside in the fresh air each day at school. The initiative was introduced in Stirling in 2012,... Read More

Improving local dementia care through partnership working

The number of people living with dementia in Gloucestershire is thought to be approximately 9,000. GPs and other professionals are taking positive steps to improve dementia care and support, with over 68% of people now being diagnosed compared to 32% just six years ago. The care and support provided locally is set to improve still further, with developments including: • A pilot... Read More

Gloucestershire ‘leading the way to ensure sustainability of GP services’

The Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Andy Seymour has said that the CCG, its localities and member GP practices are leading the way in developments to support a sustainable future for GP services and the local workforce. The statement comes as the CCG publishes ‘Joining up your GP care’ the public summary to its five year Primary Care Strategy. Dr... Read More

Last chance for public to give their views on five year health and care plans

This week offers the last chance for people living in Gloucestershire to share their views on the principles and priorities set out in the county’s five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). The STP sets out the very significant challenges that exist and the opportunities to ensure local people can access high quality, sustainable and safe physical and mental health... Read More

GP Practices announce partnership agreement

The Phoenix Surgery in Cirencester and Romney House Surgery in Tetbury have today announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement which will make GP care and their services more resilient and sustainable going forward. Dr Rohit Sethi from The Phoenix Surgery will take on the role as the new senior partner. Dr Sethi has 28 years’ experience in general practice. Dr... Read More

On Your Mind – helping young people in Gloucestershire to cope with life’s ups and downs  

If you’re a young person in Gloucestershire and are struggling to cope with your emotions or situations in your life, you are not alone. There is lots of information and advice available which can help. On Your Mind is a new website (www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk) for young people aged 12 – 18 developed specifically to help them cope with life’s ups and downs. It includes... Read More