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Pupils explain how they tackle dementia stigma in ITN film

Children at Newent Community School were filmed by ITN Productions last week about the work they have done over the past three years to raise awareness of dementia in Gloucestershire. The school was selected to pilot the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia in 2013, and since then, pupils have impressed their teachers and local communities with their understanding of the condition and their actions to tackle stigma. After learning how to spot the signs of dementia and understand... Read More

Take control of your health and keep well

The NHS in Gloucestershire is encouraging local people to take control of their health by choosing healthy options for good physical and mental wellbeing and making this a life-long habit. This message supports the “Self Care for Life”, the theme of this year’s Self Care Week which runs from 16 – 22 November. The campaign, run by the Self Care Forum, aims to help people understand what steps they can take to take care of themselves, and let them know what’s available... Read More

Illness or injury? Not sure where to turn? Get health advice ASAP

The NHS in Gloucestershire is launching its Winter ASAP (Choose Well) public information campaign this week. The campaign targets adults and parents of young children with advice on what to do if they are ill or injured and are unsure where to turn. The promotional material encourages them to check out the App, Search the website, Ask NHS 111 or pop in to their local Pharmacy. Pharmacists can also offer advice on whether or not people need to use other NHS services. The ASAP website... Read More

Papers for the Gloucestershire CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee – 26th November 2015

The papers for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 26th November 2015 at 11.30am 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 24th November 2015. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available and spaces must be booked in advance by contacting fazila.tagari@nhs.net  Read More

GLOUCESTERSHIRE CCG GOVERNING BODY papers 26th November 2015

The papers for the Governing Body meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 26th November 2015 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 12 noon on Tuesday 24th November 2015. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available and spaces must be booked in advance by contacting fazila.tagari@nhs.net  Read More

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide day surgery services at Cirencester Hospital

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) is to provide planned day case surgery at Cirencester Hospital from 1 January 2016. The current nationally determined Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) Contract (NHS Treatment Centre) which enables planned day case services to be provided by Care UK at Cirencester comes to an end on 31 October 2015. Under the new arrangements announced this week, GHNHSFT has confirmed its intention to provide day case surgery and... Read More

Welcome to our new bi monthly community partner e-bulletin

We are well aware 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 watch our videos. I hope you enjoy the read and please let us know what you think. Best wishes Dr Andy Seymour, Deputy Clinical Chair.  Read More

GP Patient Survey shows 89% of patients in Gloucestershire rate experience as ‘good’

This Summer saw publication of the national GP Patient Survey and results show that patients rate experience of their GP surgery in the county highly with 89% recording ‘very good’ or ‘good’. This is above the England average of 85%. Ipsos MORI administers the survey on behalf of NHS England. The GP Patient Survey results for Gloucestershire GP surgeries are broadly in line with the results recorded in the recent Healthwatch Gloucestershire GP Patient Survey, with high... Read More

Care Homes service leads to fewer emergency hospital visits

The Gloucestershire GP Care Homes enhanced service is delivering real benefits to residents and staff since it got underway in Autumn 2013. The result of the initiative is that people living in care homes in Gloucestershire are now receiving more planned and proactive support from GPs. Doctors are carrying out regular planned visits (at least fortnightly), assessing medical needs, reviewing medicines and reviewing the reasons for hospital visits. An evaluation of the scheme at... Read More

Helping people achieve a healthy weight – 45,739 kgs total weight loss

A joint CCG and County Council initiative designed to help obese adults to achieve and sustain a healthy weight has gone from strength to strength this year. 10,000 patients have been referred by health professionals to the weight management scheme since it began; with 61% of participants completing the programme. The free groups, run by Slimming World, are available in every district, with one to one time at the end of each session to develop and review personal eating plans.... Read More

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