NHS Information Bus

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

The schedule below lists dates the Information Bus will be out during February 2020.  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
Monday 3rd February 10am – 3pm

Bourton Vale car park,

Bourton-on-the-Water

Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan

Find out more and input into Gloucestershire’s local transport plan.

Working with: Gloucestershire County Council

Thursday 6th February 10am – 3pm

The Cross,

Gloucester City Centre

What matters to you?

Come and tell us about your experiences of or ask advice on NHS services in Gloucestershire.

Working with: NHS Gloucestershire CCG, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Wednesday 12th February 10am – 3pm

The Cross,

Gloucester City Centre

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

Monday 24th February 10am – 3pm

Outside M&S,

Cheltenham Town Centre

Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan

Find out more and input into Gloucestershire’s local transport plan.

Working with: Gloucestershire County Council

Wednesday 26th February 10am – 3pm

Morrisons,

Tewkesbury

Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan

Find out more and input into Gloucestershire’s local transport plan.

Working with: Gloucestershire County Council

Thursday 27th February 10am – 3pm

The Cross,

Gloucester City Centre

Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan

Find out more and input into Gloucestershire’s local transport plan.

Working with: Gloucestershire County Council

Where the bus is going next month

Information coming soon.

Date Time Venue Topic
Wednesday 4th March 10am – 3pm

Marketplace,

Cirencester

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 TBC What matters to you?
Wednesday 11th March 10am – 3pm

Bus Station,

Nailsworth

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

Monday 23rd March 10am – 3pm

Market Place,

Newent

Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan

Find out more and input into Gloucestershire’s local transport plan.

Working with: Gloucestershire County Council

Tuesday 24th March 10am – 3pm

The Cross,

Gloucester City Centre

Look, Say, Sing, Play Gloucestershire

Find out more about the new Look, Say, Sing, Play initiative in Gloucestershire to help with child brain development

Working with:  NHS Gloucestershire CCG, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire County Council,Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, NSPCC, Home-Start in Gloucestershire, Peter Lang Children’s Trust and The Friendship Café

Monday 30th March 10am – 3pm

Tesco,

Stroud

Family Safety Week
Tuesday 31st March 10am – 3pm

Clock Tower,

Coleford

Family Safety Week

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 (GLCCG.informationbus@nhs.net ) 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.

 

 

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