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Gloucestershire Archive

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...

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...

Stroke Unit at Vale highly commended by Community Hospital Association

Stroke Unit at Vale highly commended by Community Hospital Association

Vale Hospital in Dursley has been highly commended by the Community Hospitals Association (CHA) for their work setting up the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit. The unit – created in 2019 using 14 of the hospital’s 20 beds – was described as a ‘fantastic facility’ by judges...

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...

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...

Notice of Election – Council of Governors

Notice of Election – Council of Governors

The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors of the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust Elections are to be held for the following positions: 1 PUBLIC GOVERNOR IN THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUENCY Constituency Vacancies Term...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Deputy Lieutenant presents Trust with Veteran Aware accreditation

Gloucestershire Health and Care (GHC) NHS Foundation Trust was officially awarded its Veteran Aware accreditation yesterday (23 June) during a visit from one of the county's Deputy Lieutenants. Colonel Andy Hodson was "delighted" to present the accreditation on behalf...

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...

Tiers 1 and 2 of Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Trial now open

Booking for Tiers 1 and 2 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 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...

Join Our Team: Estates Team

Join Our Team: Estates Team

Responsible for ensuring that our buildings and locations are maintained and suitably fit-for-purpose, our Estates Team covers a broad spectrum of functions and roles. There are a variety of opportunities available within the Estates Team at present, find out more...

The Big Ask

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. The survey will run until May 19th and will ask children across England to set out...

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,...

Administrative Professionals Day: Jovelyn Masters

Administrative Professionals Day: Jovelyn Masters

Jovelyn Masters, Personal Assistant to Associate Director of Patient Safety and Learning, joined GHC just over a year ago as a Quality Assurance Business Administrator. In this role, Jovelyn worked in the Quality Assurance team, working to support the Head of Quality...

Administrative Professionals Day: Jon Allard

Administrative Professionals Day: Jon Allard

As part of our celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, ICT Business and Project Lead, Jon Allard, shares what he loves about his role working within the Trust: 'I love that every day is changing, filled with opportunities along with multiple problem-solving'....

Maternal Mental Health Care Expands in Gloucestershire

Maternal Mental Health Care Expands in Gloucestershire

Mental health care and treatment for new, expectant and bereaved mothers in Gloucestershire is being improved and expanded as part of a national initiative to enhance support for women who have birth related trauma and mental health difficulties. Gloucestershire is...

Team of the Week: Health Visiting Service

Team of the Week: Health Visiting Service

This week, our team of the week is our Health Visiting Service, which supports families with young children, working in teams for local communities, utilising their extensive knowledge of local areas and their respective services. As such, they are a team highly...

Team of the Week: Estate and Facilities Teams

Team of the Week: Estate and Facilities Teams

This week, our team of the week is our Estates and Facilities Teams, whose responsibility it is to ensure that our buildings and locations are maintained and that any day-to-day issues are effectively managed. The ongoing hard work of our Estates and Facilities Teams...

How to keep yourself physically and emotionally safe

How to keep yourself physically and emotionally safe

With recent events in the news, you might be feeling more concerned about staying physically and emotionally safe and well. We've put together some useful information that you may find helpful. Street Safety Tips Here are some tips to help you improve your personal...

Trust receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

Trust receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

We are delighted to have been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award in recognition of the Trust's commitment and support for defence personnel. The ERS encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme...

International Women’s Day 2021: Q&A with Angela Potter

International Women’s Day 2021: Q&A with Angela Potter

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2021, we have interviewed women working within our Trust. In this interview, we spoke with Angela Potter, Director of Strategy & Partnerships, and asked her about her experiences as a woman working within the NHS, what...

International Women’s Day 2021: Q&A with Kizzy Kukreja

International Women’s Day 2021: Q&A with Kizzy Kukreja

In recognition of International Women's Day 2021, we have interviewed women working within our Trust. In this interview, we sat down with Kizzy Kukreja, Senior Dental Officer, and asked her about her experiences as a woman working within the NHS, how important it is...

Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams (ICTs)

Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams (ICTs)

Working as a united team to serve local areas, our Integrated Community Teams (ICTs) are formed of Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, and Reablement Workers. These teams also work in tandem with GPs to provide care for people...

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Clinical Apprenticeship Pathways

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Clinical Apprenticeship Pathways

As part of Apprenticeship Week 2021, our Apprenticeships Team has produced a variety of example clinical apprenticeship pathways to showcase just a few of the different opportunities available to apprentices within our Trust. Click on the images below to view the...

10 Common Myths About Apprenticeships That Aren’t True

10 Common Myths About Apprenticeships That Aren’t True

As part of National Apprenticeships Week 2021, the Apprenticeships team have gathered together some interesting myth-busting facts about apprenticeships and what it's like to be an apprentice.   Myth: Apprenticeships are only for young people Myth Buster: There...

Life As An Apprentice: Sam’s Story

Life As An Apprentice: Sam’s Story

I started my apprenticeship in 2020 with the IT department based at Edward Jenner Court! This was the first job I had that gave me real responsibilities and opportunities to succeed, grow and learn and they have really allowed me to expand my skill set among the...

LGBT History Month 2021

LGBT History Month 2021

February marks the beginning of LGBT History Month 2021, an annual month-long celebration of the LGBT+ community and a time that is used to raise awareness of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people. This year’s theme for LGBT History Month is ‘Body,...

Be Well Gloucestershire: Improving access to support in the county

Be Well Gloucestershire: Improving access to support in the county

A new campaign is being launched to encourage people across Gloucestershire to ‘Be Well’ and access support for their mental health and wellbeing. Now NHS and care organisations are launching Be Well Gloucestershire - a year-long local campaign to help when stress,...

Team of the Week: Perinatal Mental Health team

Team of the Week: Perinatal Mental Health team

This week, we’re focusing on our Perinatal Mental health team, who provide care and treatment for women living in Gloucestershire, who are seeking pre-pregnancy advice, are pregnant, or who have been referred within nine months of the postnatal period. The team can...

Team of the Week: Children in Care team

Team of the Week: Children in Care team

This week, we’re focusing on our Children in Care Team, whose aim it is to promote and look after the health of children who are in care. The team achieve this by ensuring that high-quality health assessments are offered to young people in care, that adults working...

Gloucestershire Christmas Pharmacy Opening Hours

Gloucestershire Christmas Pharmacy Opening Hours

Over the Christmas and New Year period pharmacy opening hours across Gloucestershire will be different. Full details of Christmas and New Year Pharmacy open hours can be viewed here.

Team of the Week: Estates and Facilities Teams

Team of the Week: Estates and Facilities Teams

This week, we're focusing on our Estates and Facilities Teams, whose responsibility it is to ensure that our buildings and locations are maintained and that any day-to-day issues are effectively managed. The ongoing work of our Estates and Facilities Teams ensures...

Make sure the present you are giving this Christmas is not COVID-19

Make sure the present you are giving this Christmas is not COVID-19

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire are urging people to approach the festive period with ‘great caution’ as they warn of rising hospital admissions and a potential third COVID-19 wave in January. The last few weeks have seen a rapid rise in the number of...

Temporary Closure of Vale Minor Injury and Illness Unit

Temporary Closure of Vale Minor Injury and Illness Unit

The Vale Minor Injury and Illness Unit, near Dursley, will be temporarily closed from 6pm on Sunday 13 December for operational reasons. The next nearest MIIU is at Stroud Hospital. You can also ring 0300 421 8436 to speak to a Clinician who can make an appointment...

Team of the week: CYPS Immunisation Team

Team of the week: CYPS Immunisation Team

Our Team of The Week this week is our Children and Young People Service (CYPS) Immunisation Team. Operating across Gloucestershire, our CYPS Immunisation Team work to protect the health and wellbeing of Gloucestershire's children by delivering a variety of vaccination...

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