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Better Care Together Awards Celebrate Success

Better Care Together Awards Celebrate Success

Our annual Better Care Together awards took place virtually - to celebrate the dedication and commitment of our teams, colleagues and services. Along with eight award categories, we also used the event to celebrate the long service of colleagues who have worked for...

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Team of the week – Facilities Team

Team of the week – Facilities Team

Our *Team of the week* is our fantastic Facilities team. We have over 200 staff working in our Facilities Team across 48 sites in Gloucestershire. The friendly team is made up of housekeepers, catering staff, porters, team leaders, supervisors, admin and management....

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Today is World AIDS Day

Thirty-three years ago, 1st December was designated an international day dedicated to raising the awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and remembering those lost to the disease. We have come a long way since then, but there is still more we can do to support ending...

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Police and Crime Commissioner visits Hope House SARC

Hope House SARC received a virtual visit yesterday (Friday 26 November) from Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Chris Nelson and Deputy PCC Nick Evans. Following a virtual tour of the sexual assault referral centre by SARC Service Manager David...

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Recruitment Events in Stroud and Dursley

We are holding two drop in events, for anyone interested in finding out about facilities roles in the Stroud and Dursley areas. The events are: Friday 3 December from 10am until 3pm at Vale Hospital, Dursley Monday 6 December from 10am until 3pm at Stroud Hospital We...

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Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams

Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams

Our Recruitment team has chosen our Integrated Community Teams (ICTs) as our *Team of the Week* - they bring together community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and reablement workers to work as one team to serve a local area. These...

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Psychological Professions Week, 15 – 19 November 2021

Psychological Professions Week, 15 – 19 November 2021

This week (November 15 – 19) we are celebrating and showcasing our amazing psychological professionals as part of the national Psychological Professionals Network (PPN) week. We have over 250 psychological professionals working in Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS...

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T Level placements

04/11/21 Young people in Gloucestershire are being offered the opportunity to gain valuable real-life experience when they participate in T-Level placements at county hospitals. Gloucestershire Hospitals is working closely with Gloucestershire Health and...

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Team of the week – Practice Education Service

Team of the week – Practice Education Service

Our *Team of the Week* is our Practice Education Service who, with the support of teams and departments ensure students enrolled to healthcare professional programmes are welcomed, gain positive and rewarding clinical learning experiences, qualify and seek employment...

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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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