Find our latest guidance and information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay safe as lockdown eases

With the nation taking one of its biggest steps so far in relaxing the lockdown this weekend, the NHS in Gloucestershire is urging people to stay safe and to continue taking precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. If you do find yourself ill, injured or unwell, here are some useful pointers about where to seek help in Gloucestershire:   ASAP website and... Read More

Gloucestershire plans fitting tribute to the NHS on its 72nd birthday

This weekend marks 72 years since the NHS came into being on 5 July 1948 and Gloucestershire is marking the occasion in style. It will be a moment for everyone to reflect on the outstanding achievements of the local NHS and its partners and the ability of health service staff to rise to the challenge, innovate and come together for patients in the face of adversity. During more... Read More

NHS in Gloucestershire takes further steps to support the next phase of COVID-19 Pandemic Planning

Health leaders say they are taking proactive steps to resume many of the services that were paused or reduced during the recent pandemic, whilst remaining focused on minimising the risk to patients of coming into healthcare settings. Importantly, all services remain prepared to respond to a further spike in the virus, should it happen. The scale of the steps taken by health and... Read More

Extraordinary Governing Body meeting 11-12 pm on Thursday 18 June 2020

The CCG is holding an Extraordinary Governing Body meeting at 11-12 pm on Thursday 18th June to consider and approve the annual accounts.   If you are interested in attending this virtual meeting please contact Lauren Peachey, Governance Manager  Read More

Face coverings – supporting the Covid-19 response  

In line with Government guidance, the NHS in Gloucestershire is asking hospital outpatients and visitors (who are not affected by current visiting restrictions) to plan ahead and have face coverings available for when they attend hospital from 15 June. The NHS locally is also recommending that patients who are asked to attend GP surgeries or community services also wear face coverings. Guidance... Read More

Supporting our care homes in the battle against Covid-19

Supporting care homes during the coronavirus outbreak is high on the government’s priorities, and public services in Gloucestershire have joined forces to help the county’s care homes in the fight against Covid-19. With their elderly and vulnerable residents, care homes are at particular risk from Covid-19, and this is why NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),... Read More

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers

People across Gloucestershire are being encouraged to say thank you to the county’s wonderful volunteers who make such a huge contribution to life in our county; this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1 – 7 June, is the perfect opportunity to do just this. All year round, and particularly during these challenging times, many individuals and groups are playing a major... Read More

Statement from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Temporary Covid-19 service changes to proceed

Temporary changes to services at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals will help ensure better and safer care for patients as we move into the next phase of the pandemic, clinicians have said. The Board of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has given its support to temporary service changes proposed by its clinical teams including changes to the way... Read More

All systems go for a new £4.9m medical centre in Stroud

Work on a new medical centre in Stroud town centre could get underway later in the year following the exchange of contracts between two GP surgeries and the developer. The new surgery building on King Street will entail the total refurbishment and partial rebuild of an existing building and will be home to two of the town’s established GP practices, Locking Hill Surgery and Stroud... Read More

County’s care sector receives extensive support from Gloucestershire’s health and social care services

A report submitted to Government today sets out an extensive support package for care homes and other care settings across the county, helping them to minimise the spread of Covid-19. Recognising the significant risk to the most vulnerable in the county, the county council and clinical commissioning group, supported by colleagues from the wider Local Resilience Forum have, since... Read More