NHS consultation on community hospital facilities in the Forest of Dean

A 12 week public consultation gets underway today (Tuesday) on a preferred option to build a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean by 2021/22, ‘fit for modern healthcare.’ Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group believe this option would ensure high quality care in the future, meet the needs of local residents and improve working conditions for staff. If agreed, the new hospital would replace Dilke Memorial Hospital... Read More

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Here you can access back issues of the 60 second bulletin in pdf format Issue 5: August 2017 Issue 4: July 2016 Issue 3: March 2016 Issue 2: December 2015 Issue 1: October 2015  Read More

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CCG screening film to help people affected by grief

Bereavement support for both the person who is dying and those closest to them is a key element of Gloucestershire’s end of life care work. The CCG is therefore inviting people to attend a screening of ‘A Love that Never Dies’ a beautiful and uplifting documentary by local filmmakers Jimmy Edmonds and Jane Harris on Wednesday 20th September, 6pm – 8pm at Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, GL3 4FE (parking is available on site). The... Read More

Plan ahead for the summer Bank Holiday

Some people really need A&E. Do you? The NHS in Gloucestershire is urging people to keep healthy over the summer Bank Holiday weekend by planning in advance, taking some simple steps and thinking twice before heading to A&E or calling 999 when it’s not an emergency. If you are ill or injured and are not sure where to turn: visit asapglos.nhs.uk download the ASAP Glos NHS App free from your App store call NHS111 or visit the pharmacy for advice Be prepared –... Read More

Primary school pupils clock up the miles!

10,000 pupils from 55 primary schools in the county have run, walked, hopped, skipped, jumped or jogged thousands of miles during the summer term as part of Active Gloucestershire’s Daily Mile initiative. The initiative, which is a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership project supported by partners, is all about improving children’s health and wellbeing through regular activity and spending time and having fun in the fresh air every day. Feedback from the schools which... Read More

A host of surgery improvements ensure premises are fit for the future

A number of new surgery buildings and refurbishments are ensuring the county’s GP premises remain fit for the future. A brand new surgery development serving the people of Kingsway and the surrounding area has received planning permission. The new premises will be run by Rosebank Health, which already operates Rosebank Surgery on Stroud Road and Severnvale Surgery in Quedgeley. It will be able to cater for around 13,000 patients, and the new building will be built to modern,... Read More

New Community Frailty Service ensures best outcomes for patients

Recognising the need for a practice-led community service to meet the needs of people with frailty and support their carers, GPs in the South Cotswolds have set up a new Community Frailty Service. The new team, which includes nurses, a senior matron and wellbeing co-ordinators, provides advice, support and care for frail adults to help them meet their health, emotional and social needs, from living healthily to end of life support. The service works closely with a range of partner... Read More

New service offers convenient prescription ordering

The CCG is piloting a new Prescription Ordering Line service with Rosebank Health in Gloucester to make it quicker and easier for patients to order repeat prescriptions. Patients can simply call a dedicated number to order their repeat prescriptions and collect these as usual from their pharmacy or GP practice. Calls will be answered by a fully trained receptionist who will discuss the patient’s medication requirements and ensure that they receive the correct amount of medicines... Read More

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