The Information Bus aims to facilitate partnership working, offering information and activities which support self-care, health and wellbeing and self-management across the communities of Gloucestershire. The Bus is also a fantastic engagement resource to support our service planning and design.

Visit the Information Bus

In light of ongoing developments in relation to COVID-19 and the updated government advice, we have taken the decision to postpone all of our face-to-face engagement activity until the end of April 2020.  Our Information Bus is therefore now “off the road” and any network meetings set-up by the team will be rearranged – please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  We will continue to review the situation over the coming weeks and advise you of any further action as appropriate.

The schedule below lists where the Information Bus has been this month.  The focus of the Bus visit varies and we are always happy to receive your feedback on the NHS. We look forward to seeing you.

Date Time Venue Topic
Wednesday 4th March 10am – 3pm Marketplace,
Shared Lives
Come and talk to the Shared Lives team about supporting someone with assessed needs aged 18 and over.
Working with: Shared Lives team, Gloucestershire County Council
Thursday 5th March 10am – 3pm Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire What matters to you?
Wednesday 11th March 10am – 3pm Bus Station,
Family Link
Come and talk to a Family Link worker or experienced carer about starting to think about providing short break care
Working with: Family Link Plus team, Gloucestershire County Council

Supporting our partners to support you

Recognising the value of partnership working, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group supports the shared use of the bus to support active community involvement across Gloucestershire. Using our Information Bus enables us to reach out to local communities and visit events and festivals across the county.

During 2019, the Information Bus visited 132 community venues and talked with over 7,000 people from across Gloucestershire.

The bus has been used for engaging with the public on a variety of topics including:

  • Fit for the Future engagement
  • NHS Long Term Plan engagement
  • Dying matters
  • Diabetes including glucose testing
  • Infant feeding support
  • Know your numbers (blood pressure testing)
  • Importance of hydration
  • Frailty
  • Carers
  • NHS support for military staff
  • ICON initiative (I can cope, babies cry)
  • Shared lives
  • Macmillan Urology Cancer support
  • NHS research
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Plus many more…

In 2019, the CCG worked in partnership with colleagues from other NHS organisations, Gloucestershire County Council and local district and borough councils.  We also held engagement and awareness-raising sessions with a wide range of community organisations including:

  • Healthy Lifestyle Service
  • Maternity Voices Partnership
  • Public Health England
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Independence Trust
  • Sue Ryder
  • Great Oaks Hospice
  • Patient Participation Groups
  • Pharmacists
  • Inclusion Gloucestershire
  • Barnwood Trust
  • Macmillan Cancer
  • LGBT+ Partnership
  • Plus many more

Contact us

Contact the Information Bus Facilitator ( ) to find out how we can help you plan and deliver your event. The team can also be contacted on 0300 421 1794 or 07900 737 346.