Governing Body meeting in public Thursday 25 July 2019, 2pm Boardroom, Sanger House

The CCG Governing Body meeting will held on Thursday 25 July 2019, the meeting commences at 2pm in the Boardroom, Sanger House. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting. If you need a parking space please contact Gerald Nyamhondoro on 0300 421 1366 or email gerald.nyamhondoro@nhs.net. A copy of the meeting papers can be found Governing Body Meeting Part I – July 2019.MeetingPack  Read More

Local NHS gives go ahead for new health centre in Gloucester City

Plans for a fabulous new £5.3m health centre development in Gloucester have moved forward thanks to a seal of approval from the NHS Primary Care Commissioning Committee. Subject to final planning permission being granted by the Local Authority, the new centre at Quayside will allow two busy city centre practices, Gloucester City Health Centre and Gloucester Health Access Centre, to relocate to a brand new purpose-built centre within a larger regeneration development of the area. The... Read More

Gloucestershire already seeing the huge potential of Primary Care Networks

Alongside the national launch of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) by NHS England on Monday 1 July, Gloucestershire is being recognised as a ‘leading light’ in making joined up healthcare a reality on the ground. Gloucestershire’s 74 GP practices are already working together in 14 PCNs across the county and are making over 100,000 additional GP surgery appointments available this year in the daytime, evening and weekends. The extra appointments are mainly provided by GPs and... Read More

Gloucestershire celebrates regional successes at NHS Parliamentary Awards 

Two health initiatives in Gloucestershire have been chosen as regional winners at the NHS Parliamentary Awards for making a real difference to how the NHS provides care for patients. The proud recipients are the Gloucestershire Primary Care Workforce Team in The Health Equalities Award category, and Kingfisher Treasure Seekers in The Excellence in Mental Health Care category. Both initiatives are now on the shortlist for the national award in their respective categories. Mary... Read More

Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting held in public 9.45am 27 June 2019

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee will be held on Thursday 27 June 2019, the meeting commences at 9.45am. The meeting will take place in Boardroom, Sanger House, Gloucestershire Business Park.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting, if you need a parking space for the meeting please call Gerald Nyamhondoro on 0300 421 1366. The meeting agenda and papers can be found here      Read More

Work starts on new £5m health centre in Cinderford

Building work on a brand new £5 million health centre in Cinderford officially got underway yesterday with a turf cutting ceremony which marked the start of the construction. The purpose-built new facility will be built on Valley Road, replacing the town’s existing health centre, which houses both Dockham Road Surgery and Forest Health Care. The turf was cut on the site at a small gathering with representatives from the two practices, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning... Read More

Can singing improve our health?

Whilst singing can lift our spirits, research evidence suggests it could also improve breathing for people with lung conditions and help us cope with dementia. The health benefits of singing will be the topic of discussion between behavioural research and clinical experts at this year’s Science Festival in Cheltenham on 4 June when they meet with local singers from Mindsong. This new health-focussed approach to supporting people in Gloucestershire with persistent respiratory... Read More

Governing Body Meeting in public 2.00pm 23 May 2019, Boardroom, Sanger House

Governing Body Meeting in public 2.00pm 23 May 2019.MeetingPackThe Governing Body meeting will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019, starting at 2.00pm The meeting will be held in the Boardroom, Sanger House, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4FR Members of the public are welcome to attend. If you would like to book a parking space (a limited number are available) contact Gerald Nyamhondoro on 0300 421 1366. Governing Body Meeting in public 2.00pm, 23 May 2019  Read More

GP numbers in Gloucestershire

Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Andy Seymour said: “Gloucestershire has continued to see a rise in the number of GPs working in the county in recent years, in part due to the huge efforts being made to make the area an attractive place to work. The CCG and local practices have led the way in initiatives to support GPs to work flexibly, to attract newly qualified GPs and to give GPs opportunities to gain specialist knowledge and expertise... Read More

Has your GP made an urgent referral to rule out cancer?

Last year, almost a third of patients in Gloucestershire who were given an urgent appointment to see a cancer specialist either cancelled or declined their appointment. If a GP recommends that a patient’s symptoms need further investigation, they will make an urgent referral for their patient to have a test or see a specialist. These appointments will be offered within two weeks, and we want to make sure people know how important it is to attend. Dr Sadaf Haque, GP and Clinical... Read More

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