Innovation in health education helping children ride ups and downs of life

A new study by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) into work going on in Gloucestershire schools shows that young people are becoming more responsible for looking after their own health. Facts4Life is one of a suite of health and wellbeing programmes and interventions being delivered in Gloucestershire schools. The programme, run by a GP and a former deputy head... Read More

Thousands to receive community blood pressure testing in Gloucestershire thanks to BHF funding

New funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) awarded to NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will pave the way for a ground-breaking community based approach to detect high blood pressure. The grant, worth just under £100,000 over two years, will be used to recruit and train local blood pressure champions. Once recruited, the champions will be trained on... Read More

Five myths around the flu jab dispelled and find out who is eligible for a free vaccine

Every year, we hear common misconceptions about the flu vaccination such as ‘I don’t need the flu jab, I’m fit as a fiddle’ or ‘I’m not having the vaccine as it gives you flu’. As a result, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has compiled a list of the myths surrounding the immunisation programme and the real facts behind them in a bid to encourage those... Read More

Primary Care Commissioning Committee – 9.45am Thursday 4 October 2018

The papers for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting, which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 4 October 2018 at 9.45am, can be found here. Primary Care Commissioning Committee 9.45am on Thursday 4 October Boardroom, Sanger House, Gloucestershire Business Park  Read More

Governing Body papers – 2pm Thursday 4 October 2018

The papers for the Governing Body meeting, which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 4 October 2018 at 14:00pm, can be found here. Governing Body Meeting 2pm on Thursday 4 October 2018 Boardroom, Sanger House, Gloucestershire Business Park  Read More

Location for a new Community Hospital in the Forest of Dean

The Governing Body of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has today approved a recommendation for Cinderford to be the location for a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean. The Governing Body carefully considered the recommendation of the independent Citizens’ Jury, together with feedback received during the recent public and staff engagement, information about... Read More

Five ways to plan for the August Bank Holiday

Information on local services With more good weather forecast for the last summer bank holiday weekend, the NHS in Gloucestershire is advising people to plan ahead, stay well and to think twice before heading to A&E or calling 999 when it’s not an emergency. Over the bank holiday weekend, there will only be a limited number of GP surgery services open. Here are some top tips... Read More

Joint Seminar on Location of a New Community Hospital in the Forest of Dean

Both NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG) and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCS) are committed to ensuring that the decision making process relating to ‘Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean (FoD)’ is open and transparent. There will be a joint seminar held in public, starting at 2.00pm at Forest Hills Golf Club, Coleford between GCCG Governing... Read More

Nominate someone in the Gloucestershire NHS70 awards

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Governing Body papers – 2pm Thursday 26 July 2018

The papers for the Governing Body meeting which will be held at Sanger House on Thursday 26 July 2018 at 14:00pm can be found here. Questions in relation to any of the agenda items should be sent in advance to the Associate Director of Corporate Governance: christina.gradowski@nhs.net by Tuesday 24th July 2018. Please note that Sanger House has very limited parking available... Read More