Better support for patients with respiratory conditions

Steps are being taken in Gloucestershire to offer better advice and support to patients with lung disease. During this year, the NHS Trusts, CCG and partners have been actively seeking feedback from patients and carers on how services could be improved and how to better help people to manage their condition. Patients have fed back that they can find it hard to understand their disease,... Read More

Better support for patients at risk of falling – 6,000 home visits this year

Health and social care leaders in Gloucestershire are placing a greater focus on preventing illness and injury in older age and on developing community support across the county to help people stay independent for longer. Services have been working together to offer better advice and support to older people in particular, who are at the greatest risk of falling. In Gloucestershire,... Read More

Care professionals recognised at special awards evening

Care professionals and community champions from across Gloucestershire were recognised for their outstanding and dedicated service at the first ever Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Awards at Gloucester Cathedral this winter. The event, which also included appearances from the Caring Chorus, GDance and Gloucestershire Young Carers, celebrated all that’s great about health... Read More

The Daily Mile – keeping Gloucestershire’s children active

Thanks to funding from the NHS in Gloucestershire, primary schools across the county are being encouraged to improve the fitness, health and wellbeing of their pupils through The Daily Mile™ initiative, a simple programme that gets children walking, jogging or running for 15 minutes each day. The Daily Mile is easy to implement and is great fun for both pupils and teachers. ... Read More

University of Gloucestershire to offer new nurse training programme

The University of Gloucestershire has been approved by the government to deliver training for an important new NHS nursing role which will sit alongside existing nursing care support workers and fully-qualified registered nurses to deliver hands-on care for patients. Health Education England, the body responsible for planning and developing the healthcare and public health workforce,... Read More

Gloucestershire announced as Diabetes Prevention Programme site

Gloucestershire has received a boost in the fight against diabetes being one of 13 areas in the country to be announced in the next phase of the rollout of a National Prevention Programme. The CCG will work with Gloucestershire County Council to implement the new programme, which will identify people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. People referred by their GP will get... Read More

Eye appointments for children now available closer to home

Children across Gloucestershire who are found to have problems with their eye sight at school vision screening could now be referred to their local community optometrist instead of hospital. Primary Eyecare Gloucestershire (PEG), which has been providing community eye health services since last year, has already introduced new glaucoma and cataract services as well as treatments... Read More

Mental health services for pregnant women and new mums to benefit from £1.5m funding

Gloucestershire is one of only 20 areas across the country to be successful in being awarded national funding which will be used to improve specialist community mental health support for women, their babies and families around the time of birth. The funding will be released over the next three years and will be used to set up a new community mental health team which specialises... Read More

Welcome to the July edition of our community partner e-bulletin

We understand that our community partners lead busy lives, receiving information from a range of sources every single day and that’s why we have produced the ‘60 second bulletin’. The aim is provide you with a brief summary of local developments with an option to read more or watch our short videos. I hope you enjoy the read. Dr Andy Seymour, Clinical Chair   Download... Read More

Roses Theatre exploring how culture can help wellbeing

Local artists are working with the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury to develop cultural and art-based activities which may help improve the health and wellbeing of local residents. This initiative is part of the CCG’s Cultural Commissioning Programme which is linking clinicians, patients, commissioners and patient representatives with artists and musicians to develop interventions... Read More

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