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World Occupational Therapy Day 2021

World Occupational Therapy Day 2021

Today is World Occupational Therapy (OT) Day - an international celebration of OTs and the amazing work they do. World OT Day was first launched on 27 October 2010 by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Since then it has become an important date in...

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Team of the Week – Eating Disorders Service

Team of the Week – Eating Disorders Service

Our *Team Of The Week* is our outstanding Eating Disorders Service which provides assessment and treatment for people with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other types of eating. Our service offers a...

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Moving and Handling Team wins Innovation Award

Moving and Handling Team wins Innovation Award

The Trust’s Moving and Handling Team is celebrating after scooping a national innovation award for improving its service throughout the pandemic. Heather McKinlay and Carrie-Ann Squires picked up the award from the National Back Exchange (NBE) after switching to...

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Apprentices enjoy awards success

Apprentices enjoy awards success

We enjoyed a hugely successful night at the Gloucestershire Live Apprenticeship Awards on Thursday, scooping five prizes in total, including the Employer of the Year Award. We were proud to see Apprentice Healthcare Assistant Zoe Carter take home two awards -...

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Legs Matter Week 2021

Legs Matter Week 2021

Today marks the final day of Legs Matter Week (11-15 October) - an annual celebration which aims to highlight best practice in leg care and early detection, as well as promote the 'well leg'. Throughout the week our colleagues in the Tissue Viability, Lymphoedema and...

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Team of the Week – IAPT (Let’s Talk) team

Team of the Week – IAPT (Let’s Talk) team

Our Team of the week is our incredible Let’s Talk - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team who provides support for adults across the county with mental health conditions such as depression, emotional wellbeing with a baby, anxiety, panic disorder,...

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World Mental Health Day – 10 October

This Sunday is World Mental Health Day - a day recognised by the World Health Organisation on 10 October every year. This year's theme is Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality. On 10 October, it will have been more than 18 months since the start of the...

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Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams

Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams

Our *team of the week* is our Integrated Community Teams (ICTs) who bring together community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and reablement workers to work as one team to serve a local area. These teams work alongside GPs to provide...

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Stroud MIIU – Remember to Book Before You Visit

Due to ongoing refurbishment work the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) at Stroud is currently closed to walk-in patients. We are still experiencing people arriving as walk-in patients and the Trust is asking potential visitors to the MIIU to book by calling NHS...

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Parents urged to protect their children against flu

Parents urged to protect their children against flu

As we enter the 2021-2022 flu season, the Immunisation Team at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are reminding parents of the importance of protecting their children against the virus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination. Flu is not just a...

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International Nurses Welcomed to Trust

International Nurses Welcomed to Trust

An international recruitment drive has led to 40 new nurses joining our Trust. The nurses, who are either already working in or due to arrive at our Community Hospitals, are all experienced, having previously worked in hospitals in locations including India, the...

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World Suicide Prevention Day -10 September 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day -10 September 2021

We're raising awareness of suicide and suicide prevention as part of World Suicide Prevention Day 2021. World Suicide Prevention Day is held on 10 September each year by the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Each year has a different theme and focus,...

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New Chief Operating Officer for Trust

New Chief Operating Officer for Trust

Following a comprehensive national recruitment process, supported by NHS Executive Search, we are delighted to confirm that David Noyes has accepted our offer of the Chief Operating Officer post. David is currently the Chief Operating Officer (Southampton and County...

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Join us at our AGM

Join us at our AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is being held on Wednesday 22 September, from 5 until 6pm. Please join us via Microsoft Teams to hear the latest Trust updates, including our response to the ongoing Covid pandemic and our financial position, as well as ask questions of our...

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Team of the Week – Covid Response Team

Team of the Week – Covid Response Team

Our Team of the Week is the Covid Response Team which provides a service for members of the public who need testing ahead of planned procedures and for staff in order to help get them back to work as soon as possible to keep our services running. Over the past year...

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Team of the week: Post-COVID Syndrome Assessment Service

Team of the week: Post-COVID Syndrome Assessment Service

Our Team of the week is our incredible Post-COVID Syndrome Assessment Service – they are a new community-based service and they provide expert advice, guidance and support to people who experience ongoing COVID-19 symptoms that stay with them for more than 12 weeks....

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Major Refurbishment at Stroud General Hospital

Major Refurbishment at Stroud General Hospital

Stroud General Hospital is to undergo a £2m refurbishment aimed at bringing the oldest parts of the Victorian building up to the standards required for 21st century healthcare. Jubilee Ward and the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) – which are both located in...

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‘Life is good’ as a Volunteer Patient Representative

Kevin Mackenzie has recently been recruited into a volunteer position as a patient representative at Montpellier Low Secure Unit at Wotton Lawn Hospital in Gloucester. In this first-person piece he writes about his route to becoming a volunteer and how he's finding...

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Immunisation ‘Catch-up’ Clinics

Our immunisation team is offering ‘catch-up’ clinics for children who missed their school-based vaccinations due to lockdown, or were simply absent from school at the time of their immunisations. We will be running clinics at community venues across Gloucestershire to...

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Team of the Week: Let’s Talk (IAPT)

Team of the Week: Let’s Talk (IAPT)

Our Team of the Week is the Let's Talk team, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). A fantastic team, they provide support for mental health conditions such as: Depression Emotional wellbeing with a baby Anxiety Panic disorder Post traumatic...

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Coln Ward Officially Named South West Award Winners

Coln Ward Officially Named South West Award Winners

Coln Ward, from Cirencester Hospital, was officially named the South West winners in the NHS Parliamentary Awards Care and Compassion category, in an event held in London. The team was represented at the ceremony by Sister Merri Hall, with her Gloucestershire Health...

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Team of the Week: Recovery Team

Team of the Week: Recovery Team

Our Team of the Week is our amazing Recovery Team They provide a comprehensive community rehabilitation and recovery service for people aged 18-65 with severe and enduring mental illness, who have complex needs. They help service users to function as well as possible...

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New Non-Executive Director for Trust

New Non-Executive Director for Trust

A new Non-Executive Director has been appointed to the Board of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. Clive Chadhani, from Worcester, has a 26-year background in global finance and is currently Finance Director of a manufacturing company based in...

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Tewkesbury Hospital receives award for Covid response

Tewkesbury Hospital receives award for Covid response

A brilliant collective response at Tewksbury Hospital to the Covid pandemic has been formally recognised by the Community Hospital Association (CHA). Work to support both colleagues and families through the repurposing of Abbey View Ward won the CHA’s Innovation and...

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