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Temporary Minor Injury and Illness Unit changes

Temporary Minor Injury and Illness Unit changes

The NHS has announced some temporary changes to Gloucestershire’s Minor Injury and Illness Units (MIIUs) in order to strengthen staffing at a smaller number of sites. This is being done in a planned way and is one of a number of responsible steps being taken by health...

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NHS in Gloucestershire stepping up Covid-19 response

NHS in Gloucestershire stepping up Covid-19 response

Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is taking the necessary and next steps in responding to the unfolding Covid-19 situation. This includes putting in place additional measures to help delay the spread of the virus, ensure the safety of patients...

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‘Community hubs’ established to support patients

A number of ‘community hubs’ have been set up in health centres and surgeries across Gloucestershire to support patients who need face to face medical support and may have possible symptoms of coronavirus. Doctors say it is a responsible measure as the NHS steps up...

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‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS Call For Volunteer Army

‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS Call For Volunteer Army

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield...

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Visiting Suspended at Gloucestershire’s Hospitals

The NHS in Gloucestershire has announced that it is stopping visiting* to its hospitals effective from Monday 23rd March 2020. Trust leaders say that the action is a responsible and proactive measure to take as part of coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness. The policy...

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Wotton Lawn celebrates International Women’s Day

Wotton Lawn celebrates International Women’s Day

Female patients at Wotton Lawn hospital added their voices to International Women’s Day by developing a display of inspirational women throughout history. People on the 15-bed Dean Ward spent the weeks leading up to the day on Sunday (March 8) decorating the entrance...

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Lauryn makes it to final of apprenticeship awards

Apprentice Lauryn Hill is celebrating the news that she has been named as a finalist in the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Public Services) category in this year's GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards. Lauryn is an apprentice Administration Assistant with...

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

The NHS in Gloucestershire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as...

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New App Launched to Support Herefordshire Dads

New App Launched to Support Herefordshire Dads

Dads in Herefordshire and Worcestershire can now prepare for parenthood with a new online resource called DadPad, because babies don’t come with an instruction manual! DadPad is an information pack developed by dads for dads is helping fathers in Herefordshire and...

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Community Nurse Pushes the Boat Out

Community Nurse Pushes the Boat Out

We’ve heard many examples of Trust colleagues going the extra mile to make sure they get into work and support their colleagues and patients, despite the flooding across our area in recent weeks. One such colleague is Sue Peckham, a Community Nurse in Tewkesbury....

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Flood update: Access to Tewkesbury Hospital

Flood update: Access to Tewkesbury Hospital

Routes into and out of Tewkesbury Hospital are affected by flooding. If you are planning on visiting the hospital, please consider whether your journey is essential and always pay attention to road closures and diversions. Don't risk driving through flood water....

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Share you views on our CAMHS service

Share you views on our CAMHS service

We are looking for children, young people and their families and carers to share their views on various aspects of our children and young people’s mental health services. This may include attending a focus group, sharing your views with us in person or over email, or...

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What is it like to visit CAMHS?

What is it like to visit CAMHS?

If you’re due to have your first appointment with our Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), then you may be wondering what it will be like. Evie Day, Mental Health Nurse with CAMHS, explains what you can expect from your first visit. “Your initial...

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It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health

It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet many people feel too ashamed to talk about it. By supporting national Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 February,we're aiming to get people across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire speaking openly about mental health....

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Jessica’s Nursing Story

Jessica’s Nursing Story

Jessica Blakeman is Clinical Systems Development Lead in the Clinical Systems Team at Gloucestershire Health and Care.  When did you start your training? It makes me feel very old when I say 1991! Who has inspired you most in your career? Many people but a few stand...

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Better Care Together – Developing Our Trust Priorities

Better Care Together – Developing Our Trust Priorities

We are delighted to be presenting our 6th Better Care Together event where we are inviting our colleagues, service users, carers, community and voluntary sector partners and stakeholders to help us to develop our priorities for the next five years. Wednesday 19th...

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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. If you are concerned about Coronavirus and feel unwell, call NHS 111 for advice and stay indoors. Do not go straight to a doctor's surgery or hospital. You can...

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CQC Community Mental Health Survey 2020

We will soon be carrying out the 2020 CQC community mental health survey to find out what patients think about the mental health care that we provide. This survey is part of the NHS Patient Survey Programme. Why are we doing another patient survey? The survey needs to...

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Become a Community Mental Health Nurse

Become a Community Mental Health Nurse

Community Mental Health services in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are being transformed. As one of a handful of areas to receive significant additional investment, we are about to transform the care we provide across our communities with the plan that our new local...

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Alison’s Nursing Story

Alison’s Nursing Story

Alison Curson, Head of Nursing and Quality, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on her nursing career It was never my intention to become a nurse. Aged 18, I wanted to be a social worker, and I was recommended to come back when I was 21. I...

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