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National HIV Testing Week 2024

National HIV Testing Week 2024

It’s National HIV Testing Week (5-11 February). Every year this annual campaign, run by HIV Prevention England, aims to raise awareness about the importance of regular testing, to help reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late. The number of people diagnosed with HIV is falling, but there is still work to do.

It’s not too late to get your Covid booster!

It’s not too late to get your Covid booster!

If you’re living in Gloucestershire and haven’t yet taken up the opportunity of a Covid booster, our Outreach Vaccination and Health team and local pharmacies are offering drop-in vaccination clinics to those who are eligible.

Blood pressure: Know your Numbers

Blood pressure: Know your Numbers

The NHS in Gloucestershire is urging people aged 40 and over to get 2024 off to a healthy start by dropping in at a community location for a blood pressure check.

World AIDS Day – 1st December

World AIDS Day – 1st December

Friday 1 December is #WorldAIDSDay – a global campaign by the National AIDS Trust, which has been recognised on 1st December every year since 1988. Its aim is to support those living with HIV, remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illness, secure the rights of people living with the condition and continue the fight to end the stigma surrounding HIV.

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

With Flu season now well underway, our School Aged Immunisation Team would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of protecting their children against the virus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination.

Trust presented with Defence ERS Gold Award

Trust presented with Defence ERS Gold Award

Representatives from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust were extremely proud and honoured this morning to receive the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award from the Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (WRFCA), in recognition of its commitment and support for defence personnel.

Survey: Reducing inequalities in Sexual Health (RiiSH 2023)

Survey: Reducing inequalities in Sexual Health (RiiSH 2023)

Surveillance data concerning sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has shown large increases in bacterial STI diagnoses among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) attending sexual health services (SHS) in England between 2021 and 2022.

World Diabetes Day: Know Your Risk!

World Diabetes Day: Know Your Risk!

Today is #WorldDiabetesDay. Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year, and you don’t need to be one of them.

Finding out your risk of type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes – it could be the most important thing you do today. Find out your risk here: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

Our Community Diabetes Team supports people with type 2 diabetes in managing their condition to the best of their ability. People may be referred to the service for a variety of reasons.

Occupational Therapy Week 2023

Occupational Therapy Week 2023

This year’s Occupational Therapy Week starts today (Monday 6 November) and finishes on Sunday 12 November. As a profession, Occupational Therapists are on the frontline of health equity and are uniquely placed to understand and tackle the challenges people face. OTs see health inequalities every day, supporting and helping those most in need.

Introducing the Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework (PCREF)

Introducing the Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework (PCREF)

We are working with NHS England to implement the first ever anti-racism framework for mental health Trusts and service providers. The Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework (PCREF) will ensure that we are responsible for co-producing and implementing concrete actions to reduce racial inequality within our services, with a view to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation.

Falls Awareness Week 2023

Falls Awareness Week 2023

Join our Falls Education Services at events across the county, starting on Monday 18 September,...

Sexual Health Week: 11-17 September

Sexual Health Week: 11-17 September

Today marks the start of Sexual Health Week. Being safe means feeling empowered to access contraception, testing and treatment. It means understanding consent, healthy relationships and pleasure. It also means providing relationships and sex education (RSE) that gives young people the tools to navigate the world safely – both online and offline – and delivering safe, accessible sexual health services, wherever people need them. That’s why for #SHW23 we’re #PlayingItSafe!

Veterans Moving Forwards recovery course

Veterans Moving Forwards recovery course

The autumn programme of recovery course Veterans Moving Forwards starts next month. The course has been co-produced with veterans and is offered by Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing College.

Cervical Screening Awareness Week: 19-24 June

Cervical Screening Awareness Week: 19-24 June

This week (19-24) June is Cervical Screening Awareness Week – a campaign launched in 2021 to encourage those eligible for screening to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters and book an appointment at their GP practice or sexual health clinic if they missed their last one.

Heart Failure Awareness Week 2023

Heart Failure Awareness Week 2023

Heart Failure Awareness Week, held every year in May, is an opportunity for us to shine a light on heart failure and to raise awareness about our fantastic Heart Failure Service at GHC. Led by the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH), the campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of recognising heart failure symptoms early, getting an accurate diagnosis and receiving optimal treatment.

Arts Psychotherapies

Arts Psychotherapies

'Arts Psychotherapies' is an umbrella term for the four professions working psychologically and...

World Occupational Therapy Day

World Occupational Therapy Day

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 the occupational therapy calendar to promote and celebrate the profession internationally.

NHS campaign to support survivors of sexual assault & abuse

NHS campaign to support survivors of sexual assault & abuse

The NHS has today launched a new campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) – specialist NHS services that offer specialist practical, medical and emotional support 24/7 to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused.

Legs Matter Week 2021

Legs Matter Week 2021

Legs Matter Week – an annual celebration which aims to highlight best practice in leg care and early detection, as well as promote the ‘well leg’.

AHPs Day 2021

AHPs Day 2021

Celebrating our Allied Health Professionals October 14th marks national AHPs Day - a day to...

MBE for Jane Melton

A senior allied health professional from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has...

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