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

Joint media statement from NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Gloucestershire County Council Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire have welcomed today’s national announcement from NHS England that... Read More

‘Direct Payment’ fraud highlights risk area for NHS and local authorities

Conditional discharge and order of £17,000 repayment after NHS local counter fraud investigation The mother of a disabled woman has been found guilty of fraud against the NHS and a county council (at Gloucester Crown Court, Monday 14 May). Sandra Reynolds, 67, of Kayte Lane, Bishops Cleeve, near Cheltenham, pleaded guilty to false accounting earlier the same day. She made a personal... Read More

Location of a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCS) are set to carry out further public engagement on the location of a new community hospital, starting on the 21 May, 2018. This follows the decisions of the CCG Governing Body and GCS Board at their meetings on 25 January, 2018, when they approved the preferred option of a new... Read More

Gloucestershire secures £113k to improve specialist mental health support for new and expectant mums

Pregnant women and new mums in Gloucestershire are to benefit from over £113k funding that will improve specialist community mental health support for women, their babies and families. NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with partners including 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether), Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), Gloucestershire Care Services NHS... Read More

CCG confirms change on prescribing of Over the Counter medicines

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has today confirmed a change relating to NHS prescribing of a range of medicines, vitamins and minerals that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets. This follows a national consultation and subsequent NHS England guidance that recommends that over the counter medicines associated with a number... Read More

Six ways to plan ahead for the May Bank Holiday

Information on local services You have planned your journey to see your loved ones, already ordered your food shopping but have you prepared in advance to make sure your family stays well this weekend? With warm temperatures predicted, the NHS in Gloucestershire is urging people to plan ahead to keep themselves well and to think twice before heading to A&E or calling 999 when... Read More

Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean – update on Citizens’ Jury

“Following careful review, consideration and discussion, the CCG and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCS) at their meetings on 25 January, 2018, unanimously approved the preferred option of a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean to replace Dilke Memorial Hospital and Lydney and District Hospital. We strongly believe that this offers a number of benefits to local... Read More

Where to turn if you’re struggling with becoming a parent

Mental illness in pregnant and postnatal women often goes unrecognised, undiagnosed and untreated, and this can have a devastating impact on the women affected and their families. This year’s Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week, from 30 April to 6 May, aims to tackle this and raise awareness of how mums, their partners, family and loved ones, can access support and help... Read More

Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean

“Following careful review, consideration and discussion, the CCG and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCS) at their meetings on 25 January, 2018, unanimously approved the preferred option of a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean to replace Dilke Memorial Hospital and Lydney and District Hospital. At this stage, no final decision to close Dilke Memorial Hospital... Read More

Seven ways to spot the signs of diabetes

 People in Gloucestershire are being urged to check for signs of type 2 diabetes as it is revealed that almost one in ten people in the county could develop the condition by 2030. Currently, there are about 31,000 patients with type 2 diabetes – which is almost enough to fill Kingsholm stadium twice over – and 2,000 new cases are being diagnosed every year. As part... Read More