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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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Team of the Week: Health Visiting

Team of the Week: Health Visiting

Our team of the week is our Health Visiting Service - they support families with young children, working within local communities, utilising their extensive knowledge of local areas and their respective services. Health visitors are registered nurses or midwives; they...

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Team of the Week: Facilities Team

Team of the Week: Facilities Team

Our Team of the Week is our incredible Facilities Team – they’ve worked tirelessly for us over the past year to support our colleagues and services during the pandemic. We have over 200 staff working in our Facilities Team across 48 sites in Gloucestershire. The team...

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Progress on New Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

Progress on New Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

The final stages of preparation are underway for the construction of a new community hospital in Cinderford which is due to open in summer 2023. Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is preparing to submit a full planning application for the new 24-bed...

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We’re celebrating 10 years of our ESD team

We’re celebrating 10 years of our ESD team

The Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team (ESD) was set up 10 years ago in 2011 to enable people with mild to moderate strokes to leave hospital more quickly and to receive specialist stroke therapy at home for up to 6 weeks. At first the service was focused on the...

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Team of the Week: Children & Young People’s Services

Team of the Week: Children & Young People’s Services

This week, our team of the week is our Children & Young People’s Services who offer specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health service for all children and young people who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire. 1 in 10 children and young people aged...

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Trust awarded Veteran Aware status

We are delighted to announce that Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS FT has been named a Veteran Aware Trust, in recognition of its commitment to driving improvements in NHS care for veterans, reservists, members of the armed forces and their families. Veteran Aware...

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Tier 1 Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training now open!

Booking for Tier 1 of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism Trial is now open. This training is named after 18-year-old Oliver McGowan, whose tragic death in 2016 highlighted the need for health and social care staff to have better...

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New Mural for Tranquil Family Room in Cirencester

New Mural for Tranquil Family Room in Cirencester

Families and loved ones of patients who are in their last days of life have access to an en-suite room within Cirencester Hospital. The room provides facilities such as a bed, shower, TV, drinks and a quiet space off the ward so that a family or loved one can take a...

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Better Care Together – New Strategy Launched by Trust

Better Care Together – New Strategy Launched by Trust

A new five-year strategy has been officially launched by the NHS Trust which provides community health services in Gloucestershire. ‘Better Care Together: With You, For You’ is the strategy to be followed by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust until...

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The Big Ask

The Big Ask

This week Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, has launched ‘The Big Ask’, the biggest ever consultation with children undertaken in this country.

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HRH The Princess Royal Visits Trust

HRH The Princess Royal Visits Trust

HRH The Princess Royal has spoken to colleagues from our Trust about their work throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. In a visit to Gloucester today (21 April), Her Royal Highness had conversations with nurses, allied health professionals, facilities colleagues,...

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