Involvement opportunities

If you are interested in getting involved find out how you can join us.

You will find all of our current opportunities for involvement below. Some of these opportunities are part of NHS Gloucestershire CCG’s involvement in One Gloucestershire – our Integrated Care System (ICS). The CCG is a lead partner in the engagement work of One Gloucestershire.

Supporting you to get involved and share your experiences

If you need support to get involved, please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Some of the things we can do include:

  • Providing information in an accessible format
  • Ensuring that any event we hold has a hearing loop installed, microphones are used and presentations are displayed on a large screen
  • Ensuring that an interpreter is available for anyone that may require one in order to fully participate
  • Ensuring that our venues are accessible to those attending
  • Payment of reasonable expenses as outlined in the Patient and Public Reimbursement Policy

Find out more about how we can help you get involved and our commitment to meeting the Accessible Information Standard here.


Involvement Opportunities

Ideas for Developing Neurology Services in Gloucestershire

We have some ideas about changing the way we provide you with Neurology Services. Neurology Services might help people with epilepsy or if they have injured their brain in an accident. Neurology Services also work with people who have things like Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. We want to tell you about our ideas. We want you to tell us what you think. Click here


Experiences of using Phlebotomy Services in Gloucestershire (blood tests)

We would like to understand patients’ experiences of having their blood taken in Gloucestershire. This will help us deliver good quality phlebotomy services for our local population. If you have used phlebotomy services in the last six months, we would appreciate you completing this survey.


Fit for the Future – developing urgent and hospital care in Gloucestershire

This is an ongoing engagement opportunity to talk about ways services could be organised so that you can get the very best urgent advice, support and care across the county and benefit from two thriving specialist hospitals in the future in Cheltenham and Gloucester.

We have worked and continue to work with Inclusion Gloucestershire on this project, you can read their report on this engagement so far here

Find out more about Fit for the Future – developing urgent and hospital care in Gloucestershire Engagement here. To read the Output of Engagement report, click here.

Fit for the Future – Citizens’ Jury

Find out more about the aims of the Citizens’ Jury. You can read the Jurors’ report here.


Fit for the Future – a new hospital for the Forest of Dean

Approval was given to locate the new community hospital for the Forest of Dean in, or near, Cinderford by NHS Boards in August 2018. In addition a commitment was made to undertake further engagement to ensure local people are fully involved in the development of the new community hospital in the Forest of Dean and the services that it provides.

Consequently, we are asking people who live and work in the Forest of Dean, as well as others who have an interest in the future provision of services here, to help up to develop ideas for the services to be provided in the new hospital.

No decisions have been made about what services will be provided or how many beds there will be. We are keen to ensure that we build a new hospital that will meet the needs of local people now and for the future. Find out more here.


The Referral Assessment Service (RAS)

A Referral Assessment Service (RAS) has been established to handle all referrals to secondary care for patients living in England with a Welsh-registered GP.  All Welsh-registered GPs with patients who live in Gloucestershire are signed up to the RAS, ensuring timely access to English health care providers for our residents.

We are keen to hear about your experience of using the referral service.  The information that we collect will be helpful in monitoring the quality of the service and could lead to further improvements.  If you have used the Referral Assessment Service you will may have been sent a paper copy of a short survey with your appointment confirmation letter.  You can return the survey to the freepost address provided, or alternatively complete the survey on line here.

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