Learning to live better with a long-term condition

People in Gloucester City and the Forest of Dean who live with a long-term health condition can now join a local, free self-management programme where they can learn useful techniques that will help them control their condition and feel better about life. The Live Better to Feel Better programme offers people living with a long-term condition the opportunity to meet others in a... Read More

Gloucestershire’s approach to treating sepsis saves lives

Clinicians say more lives are now being saved with comparative figures showing rapid improvements in diagnosing and treating sepsis in Gloucestershire. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by an infection. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis is often hard to spot. However, the good news is that it can be treated easily if it is detected early. With this in mind,... Read More

Huge partnership effort leads to improved winter performance

Health and care leaders in the county have hailed unprecedented partnership working and an immense effort from front-line NHS and social care staff for significant improvements in service performance this winter. In the seven months from June 2017, performance against the national maximum 4 hour waiting time standard in the county’s emergency departments was one of the strongest... Read More

Adverse weather – NHS urges people to think carefully on healthcare options

With the Met Office forecasting increasingly hazardous weather on Thursday afternoon into Friday, it is likely that local health services will be under increased pressure. The NHS in Gloucestershire is therefore urging people to think twice before heading to the Emergency Department (A&E) or calling 999 if it is not a life threatening emergency. If you are unwell and not sure... Read More

Gloucestershire celebrates healthy workplaces

Thirty-four organisations from across Gloucestershire were proud to receive a well-deserved Workplace Wellbeing Charter Award at a ceremony held at the University of Gloucestershire recently. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a workplace health, safety and wellbeing initiative which helps organisations work towards achieving high standards to support the wellbeing and quality of... Read More

Independent investigation into past allegations about an individual GP’s professional conduct within Romney House GP surgery, Tetbury

“We can confirm that the Report has been published today. Having thoroughly reviewed and considered the independent report in full, the CCG and NHS England accept the findings. We will now work with the individual concerned to implement the recommendations. The experience of patients and the wellbeing of staff who work for the NHS will always be of paramount importance to... Read More

Cinderford Health Centre Business Case given the go ahead

Patients in Cinderford are set to benefit from a brand new health centre development after the Primary Care Commissioning Committee of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group approved the business case. The news means that work can now progress to replace Cinderford Health Centre with an around £5m modern, purpose built facility offering a range of benefits to patients... Read More

Preferred option of a new Community Hospital in the Forest of Dean approved

Following careful review, consideration and discussion, CCG Governing Body members have approved the preferred option of a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean to replace Dilke Memorial Hospital and Lydney and District Hospital. Meeting on Thursday, Governing Body members also approved the criteria to be used to consider a preferred location for the hospital and agreed that... Read More

Health and wellbeing for the future: Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean.

Information about the joint seminar and the CCG’s Governing Body meeting on 25 January can be found here: https://www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/category/board-meetings/  Read More

Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean – CCG Governing Body meeting

The Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire CCG has said that Governing Body members will be taking their responsibilities seriously and will be giving careful consideration to the consultation feedback before any decisions are made at their meeting in public on 25 January. Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Andy Seymour said: “We would like to... Read More