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A host of surgery improvements ensure premises are fit for the future

A number of new surgery buildings and refurbishments are ensuring the county’s GP premises remain fit for the future. A brand new surgery development serving the people of Kingsway and the surrounding area has received planning permission. The new premises will be run by Rosebank Health, which already operates Rosebank Surgery on Stroud Road and Severnvale Surgery in Quedgeley. It... Read More

New Community Frailty Service ensures best outcomes for patients

Recognising the need for a practice-led community service to meet the needs of people with frailty and support their carers, GPs in the South Cotswolds have set up a new Community Frailty Service. The new team, which includes nurses, a senior matron and wellbeing co-ordinators, provides advice, support and care for frail adults to help them meet their health, emotional and social... Read More

New service offers convenient prescription ordering

The CCG is piloting a new Prescription Ordering Line service with Rosebank Health in Gloucester to make it quicker and easier for patients to order repeat prescriptions. Patients can simply call a dedicated number to order their repeat prescriptions and collect these as usual from their pharmacy or GP practice. Calls will be answered by a fully trained receptionist who will discuss... Read More

Keeping GP services responsive, safe and sustainable

Over the past year, we have been working hard with our partners to deliver the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) in Gloucestershire and tackle some of the pressures being felt by GPs and their teams. The GPFV was published last year by NHS England to support GP practices and transform the way care is provided. In Gloucestershire, practices are now working in closer partnership... Read More

Healthcare professionals ‘Highly Commended’ at Health Service Journal Awards

Healthcare professionals in Gloucestershire received the accolade for their work in designing significantly improved services for patients who have musculoskeletal (MSK) problems such as pain or injuries of joints, muscles, nerves or ligaments which support limbs, the back and neck. Over the past two years, health and social care partners worked collaboratively with patients to... Read More

Expert pharmacy advice in more Gloucestershire surgeries

An additional 72,558 patients in Gloucestershire will soon be able to benefit from expert clinical pharmacy advice when they visit their GP surgery thanks to the expansion of a national scheme. The clinical pharmacy scheme, which has been running in six Gloucestershire practices since March 2016, sees independent prescribing clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice... Read More

Support for patients at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Gloucestershire is one of 13 new areas to offer an NHS prevention programme to patients identified as being at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The Healthier You Programme, which is run collaboratively by NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, supports people who are on the cusp of getting type 2 diabetes by helping them to stay well and reduce the risk of the condition... Read More

‘People and place’ model highlights changing healthcare and community support

A key feature of 2016/17 has been local GP practices working in closer partnership and grouping themselves into 16 GP ‘clusters’ across the county. This approach has been agreed by the system and community and mental health staff are working with the practices to support the ‘place based approach’ to care. And in many areas of Gloucestershire, other health professionals,... Read More