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Fit for the Future – Developing Urgent and Specialist Hospital Care in Gloucestershire

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Gloucestershire set to benefit further from joined up health and care services

Gloucestershire has been selected to be one of only 14 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across the country. This means that health and social care services will be working even more closely together to support people to keep healthy and independent, develop care and services in people’s own homes and communities and ensure high quality, safe hospital services are there when needed. The... Read More

Annual Review 2017 / 18

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Getting Gloucestershire Moving

More than £1.2m has been pledged by the CCG and other partners to help get 30,000 inactive people in the county doing daily exercise. Gloucestershire Moves is an exciting project which aims to create a sustained culture of physical activity through a number of motivating schemes, such as encouraging people to take up healthier ways to travel. An innovative scheme called ‘Beat... Read More

Best foot forward in schools

More than 21,600 pupils from at least 120 schools are now walking, jogging or running their way to better health thanks to the huge take up of the Daily Mile in Gloucestershire. A partnership between the CCG, Active Gloucestershire, the County Council and local schools, the initiative got underway in March 2017 and its success keeps marching on. An extra 11,121 pupils and 63 schools... Read More

Positive action helps those at risk of diabetes

Nearly 2,000 Gloucestershire people are being given a new lease of life thanks to a free diabetes prevention programme. The scheme targets individuals who have been identified by their GP surgery as having high blood sugar levels, which puts them at significant risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Sessions cover nutrition, exercise and suggested behavioural changes to maintain... Read More

Learning how to live well with a long-term condition

People in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean who live with a long-term condition can now join the new Live Better to Feel Better programme, where they can learn useful skills to help build confidence and improve their health. The programme offers participants an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and talk about some of the common challenges they face and ways to manage... Read More

How to help yourself when aches and pains affect your daily life

With time, most muscular and joint aches and pains will get better by themselves and there is no need for people to visit their GP. To help people feel more confident about managing their ailments themselves, we are making it easier to access good quality online information on local NHS websites with useful tips and advice on how to manage common ailments such as back, knee, shoulder... Read More

GP surgeries face challenge of increased demand head-on

GP practices across Gloucestershire have continued to embrace new ways of working to ensure the needs of patients can be met well into the future. They have grouped themselves into 16 GP ‘clusters’ so they can work more closely together, be more resilient and provide a wider range of services in their communities. In many areas, other health professionals are working in GP... Read More

Joining up to offer community support – 65,000 referrals in 12 months

Joined up Health and Social Care Community Teams are working closely with GP practices to support people in their own homes, helping them to return home sooner after operations and treatment or avoid a hospital stay. The Integrated Community Teams (ICTs), which are run by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, received more than 65,000 referrals in 12 months and are available... Read More