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Governing Body Meeting in Public at 2pm on 24 September 2020

The Governing Body meeting will be held on Thursday 24 September at 2pm via MS Teams. If  you would like to attend the meeting please contact Lauren Peachey, Governance Manager for an MS Teams invitation email The meeting papers are available here Governing Body Meeting Pack 24 September 2020  Read More

Update from: Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust – Community Minor Injury and Illness Units

Following discussions with Gloucestershire County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee our Trust is working to increase the opening times of its Minor Injuries and Illness Units, which had been reduced as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trust closed three MIIUs and revised the opening hours of the other four units in April. This allowed us to ensure... Read More

Annual General Meeting 4pm – 6pm 17 September 2020

The CCG Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday 17 September 2020, 4pm to 6pm. The AGM will present the Annual Report and Annual Accounts for 2019/20 and will focus on the highlights of the year. If you would like to join the meeting virtually please contact Lauren Peachey, Governance Manager The Agenda for the AGM and papers for the meeting... Read More

Excitement in Cinderford as new health centre welcomes patients

Patients in Cinderford and the surrounding area are set to benefit from the town’s brand new £5 million health centre which opened this week. The highly anticipated facility on Valley Road heralds a real transformation in GP services in the area and replaces the town’s existing health centre which houses both Dockham Surgery and Forest Health Care. Considerable thought, planning... Read More

How to cope in hot weather

Whilst most of us welcome hot weather, too much heat can also bring health risks, so the NHS is asking people to take care during the hot weather forecast for this weekend. People who may only recently have stopped shielding indoors from COVID-19, older people, those with underlying health conditions, and very young children are all more vulnerable to the higher temperatures. Sarah... Read More

Nearly 10,000 of the county’s most vulnerable people supported by telephone service

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, back in April, local health services joined forces to help GP surgeries support and care for their most vulnerable residents through a newly established telephone support service. The Vulnerable People’s Telephone Support Service, which ran from 15 April until 2 July when the government announced a relaxation of shielding restrictions, was... Read More


The next CCG Governing Body Meeting in public will be held on Thursday 28th May 2020, at 2.00 pm. The meeting papers are available Governing Body Part I Meeting Pack updated 30 July 2020.pdfv3 At each meeting we read out public questions that have been received and respond to them, a summarised response is in the minutes with a full response now available in the Public Questions... Read More

NHS Trusts ease some restrictions on hospital visiting  

The NHS in Gloucestershire is easing some of the restrictions around visiting hospitals as part of the next phase of COVID-19 planning. The restrictions, which were implemented in March to limit the spread of the virus and protect patients, staff and visitors, stopped all visits* during the peak of the pandemic. Now, from 8 July 2020, a limited number of visits will be permitted,... Read More

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