Think ‘Pharmacy First’ for minor health conditions

People living in Gloucestershire are being encouraged to visit their local pharmacy for expert advice and treatment on common, less serious conditions. People can get advice, medicines and other appropriate treatment on common illnesses such as flu-like symptoms, allergic rashes and headaches by simply going to a pharmacy at a time that suits them. Pharmacists can also provide treatment for babies and children for certain common conditions such as nappy rash, colic and teething. Anything... Read More

Public urged to heed Emergency Department message and Choose Well

The NHS in Gloucestershire is calling on local people to heed the choose well message and only visit the county’s two main hospital Emergency departments or call 999 when it’s a life threatening or critical situation. On a typical day during the year, the two hospital Emergency Departments in Gloucestershire will treat around 300-350 people. During the winter months this can rise as high as 400 each day. To help local Emergency departments to cope effectively it is important... Read More

Repeat prescriptions & pharmacy opening hours

Ordering repeat prescriptions in advance, using the pharmacy for minor ailments and pharmacy opening hours With the festive holiday season and feelings of good cheer just around the corner, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to take a few simple steps that might help avoid some festive perils. Teresa Middleton, Deputy Director of Quality advises, “It is wise to be prepared and make sure you have any prescriptions and medicines you might... Read More

Gloucestershire GPs talk about diagnosing dementia

GPs from across Gloucestershire will meet with health and social care professionals in Cheltenham tomorrow at the county’s seventh annual Dementia Summit. The focus of this year’s summit will be about the initial diagnosis of dementia in GP surgeries. There will also be discussions about prescribing medicines for people who have dementia, about how services can support carers and the impact of dementia on older, frail people. Dr Hein Le Roux, Clinical Lead for Dementia with... Read More

Public urged to heed Emergency Department message and Choose Well

The NHS in Gloucestershire is today calling on local people to heed the choose well message and only visit the county’s two main hospital Emergency departments or call 999 when it’s a life threatening or critical situation. On a typical day during the year, the two hospital Emergency Departments in Gloucestershire will treat around 300-350 people. During the Winter months this can rise as high as 400 each day. To help local Emergency departments to cope effectively it is important... Read More

Medically fit patients – transfer from hospital

Mary Hutton, Accountable Officer at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The winter period always brings particular challenges and each of the NHS and Social Care organisations in Gloucestershire share the collective responsibility to work in the interests of the patient and to focus their clinical and management time and energy on ensuring high quality, joined up care. The number of patients who are ‘medically stable,’ but waiting for safe and appropriate... Read More

Gloucestershire committed to helping people live well with, and beyond, cancer

An exciting new project, generously supported by a grant from Macmillan Cancer Support, was launched on 2 December, marking the start of a programme to transform care and support for people in Gloucestershire living with, and beyond, cancer. Health and care professionals from across the county met to discuss plans that will see cancer services across GP surgeries, hospitals, community-based services, voluntary organisations work together much more closely. They will also support... Read More

Joining Up Your Care – Find out more

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Gloucestershire CCG Governing Body Papers – 27th November 2014

Papers for the Meeting to be held at 2pm on Thursday 27th November 2014 in the Board Room, Sanger House 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 12 noon on Tuesday 25th November 2014. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available and spaces must be booked in advance by contacting Alan Potter (above).  Read More

Think ‘Pharmacy First’ for minor health conditions – Gloucester City

People who live in Gloucester City are being encouraged to visit their local pharmacy for expert advice and treatment on common, less serious conditions, as part of a new Pharmacy First Minor Ailments Scheme. This new service is currently being offered by community pharmacies in Gloucester City (if people use and like the service, it could be rolled out to other parts of the county). It means that people can get advice, medicines and other appropriate treatment on common illnesses... Read More

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