Therapy programme for budding magicians returns to Gloucestershire

A Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy programme is seeking young people aged between 7 and 18 affected by hemiplegia to take part when it returns to Gloucestershire next year. Part of Gloucestershire’s nationally recognised Social Prescribing programme, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has teamed up with Breathe Arts Health Research to offer a 10 day ‘Magic Camp’ during April 2020. The innovative, award-winning clinical programme uses specially chosen magic tricks... Read More

Primary Care Commissioning Committee (meeting held in public) 9.45am 19 Dec 2019

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 19th December 2019; the meeting commences at 9.45am in the Boardroom, Sanger House, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4FE. A copy of the meeting papers are available PCCC Part 1 public papers Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and parking can be arranged. Please contact Lauren Peachey lauren.peachey@nhs.net  Read More

STOP! THINK… KEEP ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY CLEAR FOR REAL EMERGENCIES

The NHS in Gloucestershire has re-launched its Stop! Think… winter campaign, which will run for the next three months. The campaign highlights the different healthcare options available across Gloucestershire so people can access the right care for them and ease the pressure on A&E.   If you are unwell, Stop! Think… before you head to A&E and, if it’s not an emergency, you can: Visit your pharmacy for minor ailments, expert health advice and ‘signposting’ Call... Read More

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

The NHS in Gloucestershire is relaunching its Stop! Think… campaign today, highlighting the need to keep Gloucestershire’s two Accident and Emergency Departments clear for real emergencies during the winter. A&E is extremely busy at this time of year, and the doctors and nurses there need to focus on people with life threatening conditions or serious injuries. Over 29,000 visits a year to A&E in Gloucestershire are for ailments that could be safely treated elsewhere. The... Read More

Governing Body meeting in Public 2.00pm 28 November 2019, Sanger House

  The next CCG Governing Body Meeting in public will be held on Thursday 28 November 2019, at 2.00pm. The meeting will be held at Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Gloucester, GL3 4FE. A full copy of the papers are available here Updated Governing Body Part I Meeting Pack – 28 November 2019 If you would like to park on site please contact Gerald Nyamhondoro Governance Officer, Gerald.nyamhondoro@nhs.net    Read More

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

NHS organisations 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, three or primary school age (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

Plans for new health centre development in Minchinhampton move forward

Plans for a new £3.7m health centre development in Minchinhampton have moved a step forward thanks to formal approval being granted by NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Primary Care Commissioning Committee last week. The news means that subject to planning approval from the Local Authority, the new centre could be operational by autumn 2021, providing GP services to around 9,000 patients. The practice has outgrown its current surgery building, and with... Read More

Stow-on-the-Wold celebrates new GP surgery opening

Patients in Stow-on-the-Wold are set to benefit from a fantastic new healthcare facility following the opening of the town’s long-awaited new GP surgery development on Monday 28 October 2019. The highly anticipated surgery on Maugersbury Road brings fresh, modern, spacious facilities to the town, with seven GP consulting rooms, four nurse consulting rooms, two phlebotomy rooms, an area for minor procedures and a further two consulting rooms specifically for trainee GPs all on... Read More

Are your blood sugar levels too high?  

Thanks to a national NHS diabetes prevention programme, over 3,500 Gloucestershire people have been warned about their very real risk of getting type 2 diabetes and given an invaluable opportunity to prevent the disease. GP surgeries across the county are testing patients with concerning symptoms, and if their blood sugar levels are too high, referring them to the NHS-funded Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). People who are worried can also check their own diabetes... Read More

Primary Care Commissioning Meeting (meeting held in public) 9.45am 31 Oct 2019

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 31 October 2019; the meeting commences at 9.45am in the Boardroom, Sanger House Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4FE A copy of the meeting papers are available 31 Oct 19 PCCC1 Full Pack Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and parking can be arranged. Please contact Lauren Peachey lauren.peachey@nhs.net    Read More

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