Two vaccination centres trial walk in service for over 50s – 1st dose only

Saturday 3 April – 10am to 4pm GP surgery teams are piloting an additional vaccination walk in service on Saturday 3 April (10am to 4pm) in two areas of the county – Gloucester and Cheltenham – for those people aged 50 and over who have yet to take up the offer of their 1st dose. The bulk of vaccinations have, and... Read More


NHS urges people in current COVID-19 vaccination priority groups: ‘don’t delay – take up the offer now’

The NHS in Gloucestershire is this week urging people aged 50 years and over to take up their appointment offer of a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine without delay. Local GP services have been contacting patients by text or letter with reminders going out in recent days. The call also applies to residents in the other top... Read More


Imam of Masjid Umar, Gloucester, on the COVID-19 vaccine

Habibur Rahman, Imam of Masjid Umar, Gloucester, kindly recorded this important message for us about the importance of taking up the offer of a COVID-19 vaccine. He also filmed a message for us in Bengali. If you know anyone who would benefit from seeing this message, please do share.  Read More


NHS in Gloucestershire hits 300,000 COVID-19 vaccination milestone

Vaccination teams across Gloucestershire have been widely praised after yet another major COVID-19 vaccination milestone was surpassed today in the county. Over 300,000 doses have now been given with vaccination teams making rapid progress this week. Gloucestershire has been at the vanguard of the vaccination programme... Read More


Social Prescribing in Gloucestershire

The CCG marked International Social Prescribing Day on Thursday 18 March by launching this new film on the Community Wellbeing Service. Anyone over 16 can access the Community Wellbeing Service in Gloucestershire for free. Find out more about the service here.  You can also find out more about the impact arts on prescription... Read More


CCG Governing Body approve Fit for the Future service change resolutions

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body has approved a number of resolutions relating to the medium and long term future of some specialist hospital services across the Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal hospital sites. At their meeting on Thursday 18 March, members gave conscientious... Read More


NHS provides reassurance to people in COVID-19 vaccination priority groups

GP leaders in the county are reassuring people aged 55 and over that they are expecting significant additional quantities of vaccine to arrive in Gloucestershire shortly and that residents will not need to travel outside of the county for their COVID-19 vaccination if they do not wish to. Local GP services will be in touch... Read More


Over 1,000 COVID-19 patients in Gloucestershire supported to stay at home safely

With hospital services caring for people who are very unwell with COVID-19, healthcare professionals have learned a great deal about this illness very rapidly and now have a good awareness of who is at risk of becoming severely unwell and could benefit from early treatments. Gloucestershire is supporting many patients at... Read More


NHS in Gloucestershire – update on temporary COVID-19 service changes  

Gloucestershire Hospitals have confirmed their intention to reinstate Cheltenham A&E to pre-COVID-19 arrangements (24/7 A&E – nurse led 8pm to 8am) no later than 1 July in response to the continued reduction in community transmission and falling hospital admissions. The NHS presented their plans for a three month... Read More


NHS in Gloucestershire hits 200,000 COVID-19 vaccination milestone

Vaccination teams across Gloucestershire have been widely praised after another major COVID-19 vaccination milestone was reached in the county. Well over 200,000 people have received their first dose so far and this includes the vast majority of people in the 65-69 years priority group. Local vaccination services are also... Read More