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News Archive

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...

Life As An Apprentice: Shanette’s Story

Life As An Apprentice: Shanette’s Story

My name is Shanette Prince and I work in the Criminal Justice Department as a Liaison & Diversion Support Worker. I am currently on a Level 2 Adult Care apprenticeship. Due to leaving school without any formal qualifications I never thought it would be possible to...

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...

National HIV Testing Week 2021

  National HIV Testing Week starts on Monday 1 February 2021. Every year this annual campaign 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...

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...

Apprenticeship Awards 2021

Apprenticeship Awards 2021

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, the Apprenticeships team is excited to host a pre-recorded award ceremony, recognising and celebrating the achievements of our current and recently completed apprentices. The categories for nominations are: Apprentice of...

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...

Vaccinate and protect your child against flu this winter

Vaccinate and protect your child against flu this winter

This year, more than ever, it is really important parents help protect their children against the ‘double danger’ of flu and coronavirus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination. Flu is not just a heavy cold, it can be a very unpleasant illness for children and can...

Team of the Week: Learning Disability Inpatient Services

Team of the Week: Learning Disability Inpatient Services

Our Team of The Week this week is our Learning Disability Inpatient Services based at Berkley House in Stroud. The service is for individuals with a diagnosis of learning disabilities or with behaviours that can be described as challenging and/or mental health needs...

Team of the Week: Eating Disorder Service

Team of the Week: Eating Disorder Service

Our Team of The Week this week is our Eating Disorder Service. Operating from the Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham the service covers a broad offering including the community team, child and adolescent home treatment, and the adult day programme. Below is a brief...

Armistice Day 2020: Charlton Lane Hospital Poppy Display

Armistice Day 2020: Charlton Lane Hospital Poppy Display

In recognition of Armistice Day 2020, patients and staff from Mulberry Ward at Charlton Lane Hospital spent yesterday afternoon making poppies and reminiscing. Patients shared stories of parents and relatives who went to fight for our country, remembering those who...

Winter Lockdown: Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

Winter Lockdown: Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

As we head into a second national lockdown in England, with winter on its way, it's more important than ever that we're all taking the necessary time to look after our mental wellbeing. To help make this a little easier, we've put together ten top tips that may be of...

Updated hospital visitor restrictions – Thursday 5 November

As England enters national lockdown tomorrow, the NHS in Gloucestershire has reviewed the arrangements for visiting in the county’s hospitals to ensure it is compliant with the new lockdown requirements whilst enabling those for whom visiting is especially important...

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

What is Black History Month? Celebrated every October in the UK for more than 30 years, Black History Month is an annual celebration and commemoration of the history, achievements, and contributions of black people in the UK. In 1987, Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, a Special...

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...

Advice on managing your anxiety levels during the Covid-19 situation

Coronavirus is dominating the news at the moment, and while it’s completely normal to feel anxious about it, letting your fears run away with you is unlikely to help.  Senior Working Well Counsellor Julia Foren has shared the following advice to help you manage your...

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...

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...

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....

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...

MBE for Jane Melton

A senior allied health professional from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the MBE. Professor Jane Melton is Director of Therapies with the Trust, as well as Professional Lead for Allied Health Professionals with the One...

Melanie Triumphs at Apprenticeship Awards

Melanie Triumphs at Apprenticeship Awards

Senior Community Health Care Support Worker Melanie Woodman has been crowned Healthcare Apprentice of the Year. Melanie was presented with her award at the recent Lifetime Learner Achievement Awards. She completed her apprenticeship ahead of schedule despite working...

Health and Wellbeing Hub launched at GL1 leisure centre

Health and Wellbeing Hub launched at GL1 leisure centre

Dozens of guests descended on GL1 leisure centre in Gloucester last Wednesday (16 October) to celebrate the official launch of the Aspire Community Health and Wellbeing Hub. The first of its kind in Gloucestershire, the Hub is the result of a three-year collaboration...

Hundreds of pupils to learn life-saving skills on Restart a Heart Day

Hundreds of pupils to learn life-saving skills on Restart a Heart Day

More than 500 school children in Gloucester will learn life-saving resuscitation techniques in October as part of ‘Restart a Heart’ day. Clinical trainers will be at Barnwood Park, Sir Thomas Rich’s and Ribston Hall schools on Wednesday 16 October to give classes of...

Trusts to Merge on 1 October

Trusts to Merge on 1 October

The two NHS trusts providing community mental health, physical health and learning disability services in Gloucestershire are set to merge. Plans to join both Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust were first announced in September...

Fit for the Future engagement begins

Fit for the Future engagement begins

Starting on Tuesday 20 August, and for the next two months, the NHS in Gloucestershire is engaging with the public on a range of ideas and potential solutions for how community urgent ‘same day’ care and specialist hospital services could be provided across the...

Lord-Lieutenant opens county's new Stroke Rehabilitation Unit

Lord-Lieutenant opens county's new Stroke Rehabilitation Unit

The Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire received a warm welcome yesterday (Tuesday 18 June 2019) when he arrived at Vale Community Hospital in Dursley to perform the official opening of its brand-new specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Unit. The inpatient facility,...

GCS and 2gether Trusts to hold joint Annual General Meeting

GCS and 2gether Trusts to hold joint Annual General Meeting

Gloucestershire Care Services and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust will be holding a joint Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 23 July. The combined event, which is open to all, takes place from 4pm to 7pm at the Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick...

HCA Rhondda nominated for a Pride of the Cotswolds award

HCA Rhondda nominated for a Pride of the Cotswolds award

Colleagues at Cirencester Hospital are celebrating the news that one of their team has been nominated for a Pride of the Cotswolds award. Rhondda May, who has been a healthcare assistant for 33 years, is up for the Health Carer Award. She has been nominated for being...

Hannah's story: Living with a hearing impairment

Hannah's story: Living with a hearing impairment

Hi all. My name is Hannah, and I work in the Programme and Change Management Team. In light of Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May 2019), I have been asked to share my own experiences as a deaf individual.  I was born with a ‘severe-to-profound’ hearing...

New film showcases Health Visiting Service

New film showcases Health Visiting Service

With the help of local mums, dads and their children, Gloucestershire Care Services has produced a short film explaining What the Health Visiting Service Does. Featuring our very own Health Visiting Team, Community Nursery Nurses and Public Health Nurses, the film...

Parenting podcasts

Parenting podcasts

Listen to The Healthy Family Series online The Early Years is the third podcast in the seven-part Healthy Family Series - a collaboration between CheltenhamMaman and One Gloucestershire. These monthly podcasts feature local healthcare professionals, including...

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