NHS in Gloucestershire stepping up Covid-19 response

Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is taking the necessary and next steps in responding to the unfolding Covid-19 situation. This includes putting in place additional measures to help delay the spread of the virus, ensure the safety of patients and staff and maintain essential health services for those that will continue to need them. Speaking on behalf of... Read More

Temporary Minor Injury and Illness Unit changes

The NHS has announced some temporary changes to Gloucestershire’s Minor Injury and Illness Units (MIIUs) in order to strengthen staffing at a smaller number of sites. This is being done in a planned way and is one of a number of responsible steps being taken by health services in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The move will improve the resilience of services, ensuring clinicians... Read More

‘Community hubs’ established to support patients

A number of ‘community hubs’ have been set up in health centres and surgeries across the county to support patients who need face to face medical support and may have possible symptoms of coronavirus. Doctors say it is a responsible measure as the NHS steps up its preparations to support residents in the community and avoid the need for patients to go to hospital wherever possible. Members... Read More

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19)

Local GPs have issued a strong message appealing to their patients and the public to all join the fight to stop the spread of coronavirus and help GP surgery teams to do their caring jobs under increasingly difficult circumstances. With the unfolding and serious Covid-19 situation, GP surgeries are helping to promote important public health messages, but are also changing the way... Read More

Governing Body 26th March 2020

The CCG Governing Body meeting will be held on Thursday 26th March 2020, at 2pm. The meeting papers can be found here. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via conference call. If a member of the public has a question to ask the Governing Body please can this be directed to lauren.peachey@nhs.net and Christina.gradowski@nhs.net. The minutes of this meeting, including responses... Read More

NHS in Gloucestershire taking responsible steps to manage Covid-19 situation

From: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group   18.3.2020 Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is well prepared to respond to the unfolding situation and a range of possible scenarios in relation to Covid-19. This includes putting in place additional... Read More

NHS in Gloucestershire taking responsible steps to manage Covid-19 situation

Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is well prepared to respond to the unfolding situation and a range of possible scenarios in relation to Covid-19. This includes putting in place additional measures to help delay the spread of the virus, ensure the safety of patients and staff and maintain essential health services for those that will continue to need them. Speaking... Read More

NHS Trusts restrict hospital visiting as a precautionary step

The NHS in Gloucestershire has announced that it is restricting visiting to hospitals as a precautionary step from tomorrow (Saturday 14 March, 2020). Trust leaders say that the action is a responsible and proactive measure to take as part of Covid-19 preparedness. The policy will apply to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital and seven community hospitals... Read More

Year of The Nurse & Midwife

Dr Marion Andrews-Evans is the CCG’s Executive Nurse and Quality Lead. 2020 is Year of the Nurse & Midwife, and Marion has shared her nursing story with us in celebration of this. What inspired you to become a nurse? When I was at school I did voluntary work in a care home and was inspired to be a nurse by one of the residents.  Nelly had been a nurse missionary in Burma... Read More

New campaign launched to encourage Gloucestershire parents to help build their baby’s brains  

Professionals from across Gloucestershire have come together to hear about a new local campaign which is helping parents build their baby’s brains right from birth. The campaign, based on the NSPCC’s ‘Look, Say, Sing, Play’ approach, has been launched across the county in partnership with  NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS... Read More

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