Gloucestershire announced as Diabetes Prevention Programme site

Gloucestershire has received a boost in the fight against diabetes this week, as one of 13 areas in the country to be announced in the next phase of the rollout of a National Prevention Programme. NHS Gloucestershire CCG and Gloucestershire County Council will work together to implement the new programme, which will identify people at high risk of developing diabetes. Those referred by their GP will get tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes, including... Read More

Helping people and communities to stay healthy

Social prescribing supporting a growing number of people University academic hails ‘good practice’ in Gloucestershire Over 2,500 people across Gloucestershire have benefitted from an innovative social prescribing scheme as a result of joint working between the NHS, local councils and a range of voluntary organisations and community groups. Social prescribing is an approach which links people who attend their GP surgery with non-medical needs to sources of support in communities,... Read More

Helping people and communities to stay healthy

Social prescribing supporting a growing number of people University academic hails ‘good practice’ in Gloucestershire Over 2,500 people across Gloucestershire have benefitted from an innovative social prescribing scheme as a result of joint working between the NHS, local councils and a range of voluntary organisations and community groups. Social prescribing is an approach which links people who attend their GP surgery with non-medical needs to sources of support in communities,... Read More

GLOUCESTERSHIRE CCG Extraordinary GOVERNING BODY PAPERS 22nd December 2016

The papers for the extraordinary Governing Body meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 3pm 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 20th December 2016. 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

Gloucester’s Sherborne Cinema trailers On Your Mind

Gloucester’s Sherborne Cinema will be showing a short film aimed at helping young people to find out what help and support is available locally and nationally when things get tough before the screening of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ next week. On Your Mind is a new website (www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk) for young people aged 12 – 18 in Gloucestershire to help them cope with life’s ups and downs. It includes information on local sources of support for young... Read More

University of Gloucestershire gets green light for nursing degree in 2017

The University of Gloucestershire has been given the green light to offer a new nursing degree from September 2017, after the course was approved, subject to conditions, by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This new course aims to tackle nursing shortages both locally and nationally by offering a three-year undergraduate degree with hands-on experience at every stage of a student’s development. It is led by the University in partnership with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation... Read More

Plan ahead for a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year

The NHS in Gloucestershire is today urging people to plan in advance and take some simple steps that might help avoid a few festive perils: • Be prepared – make sure you get any prescriptions and medicines you might need before the holiday season starts • Don’t forget to order your regular prescriptions in advance and make sure you collect enough medication to last throughout the festive period • Remember to take your prescribed medication with you if you are visiting... Read More

Patients urged to let county’s Emergency Departments focus on ‘serious injuries and life threatening conditions’ this Winter

Patients across Gloucestershire are being urged to get the right healthcare advice this winter and leave the county’s two Emergency Departments to care for people with serious injuries and life threatening conditions. Dr Tom Llewellyn, Clinical Director for Emergency Care at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our emergency departments are very busy places, particularly during the winter months, and therefore we urge the public to do the right thing and only... Read More

University of Gloucestershire to offer new nurse training programme

The University of Gloucestershire has been named as one of the Universities approved by the Government to deliver training for an important new NHS nursing role. Health Education England (HEE), the body responsible for planning and developing the healthcare and public health workforce, announced that Gloucestershire was one of 24 test sites that will deliver training for the new Nursing Associate role. This new role will sit alongside existing nursing care support workers and... Read More

Gloucestershire secures nearly £1.5M to improve mental health support for pregnant women and new mums

Pregnant women and new mums in Gloucestershire are to benefit from nearly £1.5M funding that will improve specialist community mental health support for women, their babies and families. NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with partners including 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gt), Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCS) and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) to submit the county’s case... Read More

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