Gloucestershire secures £5m to improve mental health support for school children

School children in Gloucestershire are set to benefit from £5m funding which will see specialist mental health support in schools and waiting times for other mental health services improve. NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group worked with partners 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire County Council and local charity TIC+ to submit the county’s bid to secure funding and is one of only a handful of areas in the country to be successful. The funding will be... Read More

Stop! Think… Keep Accident and Emergency clear for real emergencies

A new powerful county-wide campaign launches today highlighting the need to keep Gloucestershire’s two Accident and Emergency Departments clear for real emergencies. A&E is extremely busy this time of year, and the doctors and nurses there need to focus on people with life threatening conditions or serious injuries. The campaign also highlights the different healthcare options available across Gloucestershire so people can access the right care for them and ease the pressure... Read More

Staying healthy over Christmas and New Year

Information on local services With the Christmas and New Year holiday period fast approaching, the NHS in Gloucestershire is asking people to plan ahead, stay well and to think twice before heading to A&E or calling 999 when it’s not an emergency. Over the festive bank holidays, there will be a limited number of GP services available. Here are some top tips period which could help avoid a few festive perils: Be prepared – don’t forget to order your regular prescriptions... Read More

Non-emergency patient transport provider confirmed

Following a thorough procurement process, a new provider has been selected to provide non-emergency patient transport services in Gloucestershire.     Subject to contract, patients who have a non-emergency medical need and require help with transport to reach their hospital appointment will benefit from a dedicated service run by E-zec Medical Transport Services. During 2018, organisations were invited to tender for a 7 year contract to provide a planned non-emergency patient... Read More

‘No Show’ campaign to tackle missed appointments in Gloucestershire

How would you feel if someone didn’t show up in your life? Every year in Gloucestershire, thousands of people do not turn up to their medical appointments when these vital slots could be filled by another patient in need. There were 187,000 missed appointments in our GP surgeries and hospitals last year which is 30,000 hours of NHS time. The NHS works hard to ensure any appointments which become free are given to someone else but, if none of them were filled, it would cost the... Read More

New £3.8m Kingsway Health Centre welcomes patients

Photo opportunity – 15 December, 10.30 am, Kingsway Health Centre, Rudloe Drive, Kingsway, GL2 2FY   A brand new £3.8 million health centre on Rudloe Drive, Kingsway welcomed its first patients today. The state-of-the-art premises will significantly improve health care services for the local population in Kingsway and the surrounding area, with capacity to eventually cater for around 13,000 patients. It is run by Rosebank Health, which already operates Rosebank Surgery,... Read More

10 top tips on how to keep well this winter

‘Tis the season to be jolly but it is also the time of year when illnesses such as flu and stomach bugs like Norovirus spread. There are ways you can protect you and your loved ones this winter by taking some simple steps to keep yourself well. At the first sign of an illness – even if it is just a cough or cold – people should visit their local pharmacist for advice before it gets more serious. We are also encouraging people to look out for the more vulnerable members... Read More

Governing Body meeting 2pm 29 November 2018

The CCG Governing Body meeting will be held on Thursday 29 November 2018, at 2pm. The Boardroom, Sanger House, Gloucester Business Park. The meeting papers can be found here  Read More

National funding announcement – primary and community healthcare

Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Andy Seymour said: “The majority of care and support is provided in GP surgeries and the community so we welcome any additional funding for the NHS. This will support the huge strides being made by GP practices and community partners to develop services in their local areas to meet local needs. Whether it’s increased access to GP surgery appointments and services, other care professionals working in GP... Read More

Innovation in health education helping children ride ups and downs of life

A new study by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) into work going on in Gloucestershire schools shows that young people are becoming more responsible for looking after their own health. Facts4Life is one of a suite of health and wellbeing programmes and interventions being delivered in Gloucestershire schools. The programme, run by a GP and a former deputy head teacher, helps children understand that their mental wellbeing and physical health are inextricably... Read More

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