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

Better support for patients at risk of falling highlights greater focus on prevention

Health and social care leaders in Gloucestershire have highlighted a greater focus on preventing illness and injury in older age and on developing community support across the county to help people stay independent for longer. Services have been working together to offer better advice and support to older people in particular, who are at the greatest risk of falling. In Gloucestershire, the number of older people is increasing, and about 35,000 people fall each year, often resulting... Read More

Public invited to give their views on five year health and care plans

Health and care partners are inviting people living in Gloucestershire to share their views on the county’s five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which was published earlier this month. The Gloucestershire STP sets out the very significant challenges that exist and the opportunities to ensure that local people can access high quality, sustainable and safe physical and mental health care into the future. Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning... Read More

Public invited to give their views on five year health and care plans

Health and care partners are inviting people living in Gloucestershire to share their views on the county’s five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which was published earlier this month. The Gloucestershire STP sets out the very significant challenges that exist and the opportunities to ensure that local people can access high quality, sustainable and safe physical and mental health care into the future. Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning... Read More

Better support for patients at risk of falling highlights greater focus on prevention

Health and social care leaders in Gloucestershire have highlighted a greater focus on preventing illness and injury in older age and on developing community support across the county to help people stay independent for longer. Services have been working together to offer better advice and support to older people in particular, who are at the greatest risk of falling. In Gloucestershire, the number of older people is increasing, and about 35,000 people fall each year, often resulting... Read More

Papers for the Gloucestershire CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee – 24th November 2016

The papers for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 24th November 2016 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 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd November 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

GLOUCESTERSHIRE CCG GOVERNING BODY PAPERS 24th November 2016

The papers for the Governing Body meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 24th November 2016 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 22nd November 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

Better support for patients with respiratory conditions

The NHS in Gloucestershire is taking steps to offer better advice and support to patients with lung disease. We have been actively seeking feedback from patients and carers on how we can do things better. We have heard from patients about their experiences of living with sleep apnoea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Bronchiectasis to understand how services could be improved to help them to manage their condition better. Patients have told us that they can find... Read More

Communities become more cohesive through the new ‘People and Place’ model   

  A key element of Gloucestershire’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), published today, is what the NHS and social care call the ‘People and Place’ community model, and Stroud and Berkeley Vale has helped to lead the way. Dr Andrew Sampson, GP at Price’s Mill Surgery in Stroud explained: “This involves local communities working together in new ways to make the most of local resources and expertise to support and meet the needs of local people. At... Read More

Health and Social Care Partners publish the Gloucestershire STP

The NHS and County Council, working with a range of community partners, have published the Gloucestershire five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). It 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 care into the future. The challenges include a growing population with more complex needs, increasing demand for services, escalating drug costs,... Read More

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