High profile campaign launch as the NHS prepares for winter

The NHS in Gloucestershire is this week (16 November) launching its winter campaign and asking people to think twice before heading to A&E or calling 999 when it’s not an emergency. The campaign visuals under the banner ‘Some people really need A&E, Do you?’ gives members of the public clear advice on what to do if they are ill or injured and not sure where to turn.       Mark Pietroni, Consultant in Emergency Care at Gloucestershire Hospitals... Read More

Work starts on new £3.8m surgery in Kingsway

Building work on a new £3.8 million GP surgery in Kingsway will officially get underway on 2 November with a turf cutting ceremony to mark the start of the construction. The new premises will serve the people of Kingsway and the surrounding area, and will be run by Rosebank Health, which already operates Rosebank Surgery, Stroud Road and Severnvale Surgery, Quedgeley. The new surgery will have capacity to cater for around 13,000 patients, significantly improving access to GP... Read More

NHS Funded Patient Transport – What’s Your View?

The NHS in the South West is seeking your views on how we can provide fair access to NHS-funded patient transport. What is patient transport? Patient transport is an NHS-funded, non-emergency service offered to people who cannot get to hospital appointments because their health condition impacts on their ability to use routine transport (cars/trains/buses/taxis/wheelchair taxis). Why is change needed? NHS organisations across the South West are responsible for commissioning (buying)... Read More

NHS in Gloucestershire urges people at risk of flu to get protected with a free flu jab

NHS organisations and the County Council in Gloucestershire have launched a campaign to encourage people who are eligible to get vaccinated against flu this winter. This year the flu vaccine is being offered to children aged two to eight (as a nasal spray), people aged 65 and over, pregnant women and anyone who is living with a long term condition. For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant illness from which they recover within a week. However, some people are more susceptible... Read More

CCG reaches decision on GP Practice changes

The CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee has approved changes relating to two GP practices in Gloucester. The practices, College Yard and Highnam Surgery and Cheltenham Road Surgery, had held discussions and developed proposals for a merger and carried out a consultation with patients which ended in August. They proposed the changes with a view to ‘creating stronger, more resilient GP services for their patients into the future’. The merger will bring a number of benefits... Read More

Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meeting Papers, Thursday 5 October 2017

The papers for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 5 October 2017 at 10.30am 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: christina.gradowski@nhs.net by Tuesday 3 October 2017. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available and spaces must be booked in advance by contacting ryan.brunsdon@nhs.net  Read More

Governing Body Meeting, Thursday 5 October 2017

The papers for the CCG Governing Body meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 5 October 2017 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: christina.gradowski@nhs.net by Tuesday 3 October 2017. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available and spaces must be booked in advance by contacting z.barnes@nhs.net  Read More

AGM to be held today (28 September 2017)

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its AGM today (Thursday 28 September), between 4:00pm – 6:10pm in the Insurance Suite at Cheltenham Racecourse. You can see the agenda for the evening here.  Read More

Over 100 Gloucester people take part in pre-diabetes programme

Residents of Gloucester City are welcoming the opportunity to improve their health by accepting their invitation onto the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). The programme, funded by NHS England, targets individuals who have been identified by their GP surgery as having high blood sugar levels as this puts them at significant risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Dr Shabari Hosur, local GP and Clinical Lead for Diabetes at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group... Read More

AGM to be held on 28 September 2017

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its AGM on Thursday 28 September, between 4:00pm – 6:10pm in the Insurance Suite at Cheltenham Racecourse. You can see the agenda for the evening here.  Read More

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