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

All systems go for Cinderford’s new Health Centre

It’s all systems go for a brand new health centre in Cinderford following agreement of the contractual arrangements between the town’s two GP surgeries and  specialist development company Assura. The news means that work can now progress to replace the town’s existing health centre, which houses both Dockham Road Surgery and Forest Health Care, with a modern, purpose-built £5m facility which will be built on Valley Road. The new building will take around 12 months to complete... Read More

Therapy programme culminates in a special show from budding Magicians!

A Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy programme for young people is the latest development in Gloucestershire’s growing and nationally recognised Social Prescribing programme. NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has teamed up with Breathe Arts Health Research to offer an ‘Easter Camp’ for local people aged between 7 and 18 affected by *hemiplegia and quadriplegia. Seven local children have been involved in the first phase of the programme which uses specially chosen... Read More

Plan ahead for a healthy and Happy Easter: information on local services

The NHS in Gloucestershire is urging people to keep healthy over the Easter break 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. The NHS has also confirmed that patients can access pharmacy and GP surgery services this year over the Easter period. Here are some top tips to keep well over Easter: Be prepared – make sure you get any prescriptions and medicines you might need before... Read More

Over 3,000 Gloucestershire people tackle diabetes through positive lifestyle changes

Patients registered with GP surgeries in Gloucestershire are being routinely tested for pre-diabetes, and as a result, over 3,000 people are taking positive action to reduce their very real risk of developing type 2 diabetes and complications such as heart disease and stroke. This is thanks to an NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Healthier You, funded by NHS England, which targets individuals who have been identified by their GP surgery as having high blood sugar levels, known... Read More

Plans for new primary care centre in Cheltenham move forward

Plans for a new £9m health centre development in Cheltenham have moved a step forward this week thanks to formal approval being granted by the NHS Primary Care Commissioning Committee. The new centre will see three town centre practices, Berkeley Place, Crescent Bakery and Royal Crescent, relocate to a brand new purpose-built centre on Prestbury Road. The news means that, subject to planning approval from the Local Authority, the new centre could be operational by 2021, providing... Read More

‘What matters to you?’ conversation gets underway on the local NHS Long Term Plan

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Primary Care Commissioning Committee 9.45am 28 March 2019

The next Primary Care Commissioning Committee takes place on Thursday 28 March 2019, at 9.45am in the Boardroom, Sanger House. The meeting papers can be found here.    Read More

Governing Body Meeting 2pm on 28 March 2019

The next Governing Body meeting will take place on Thursday 28 March 2019, at 2pm in the Boardroom, Sanger House, Gloucestershire Business Park. Find a copy of the papers here.  Read More

Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire to open Cleevelands Medical Centre

State-of-the-art healthcare facilities at the new Cleevelands Medical Centre will be officially opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Mr Edward Gillespie, at a ceremony on Thursday 7th February. The premises are located in the heart of the new housing estate in Bishop’s Cleeve and patients are already benefitting from the fantastic new facilities, which opened last month. The medical centre brings together two practices, Seven Posts Surgery (which was located in... Read More