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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...

Tewkesbury Hospital receives award for Covid response

Tewkesbury Hospital receives award for Covid response

A brilliant collective response at Tewksbury Hospital to the Covid pandemic has been formally recognised by the Community Hospital Association (CHA). Work to support both colleagues and families through the repurposing of Abbey View Ward won the CHA’s Innovation and...

Trust Board approves plan for new Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

Trust Board approves plan for new Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

Plans for a new Community Hospital in the Forest of Dean took a major step forward last Thursday (July 15) when the Trust board approved the full business case for the project. The business case is now being shared with system partners for their consideration and...

Progress on New Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

Progress on New Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

The final stages of preparation are underway for the construction of a new community hospital in Cinderford which is due to open in summer 2023. Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is preparing to submit a full planning application for the new 24-bed...

Team of the Week: Mental Health Intermediate Care Team (MHICT)

Team of the Week: Mental Health Intermediate Care Team (MHICT)

This week our Team of the Week is Reablement and Home First. The reablement teams are part of the Integrated Community Teams (ICTs) working alongside community nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. Whilst managed by GHC and working seamlessly within...

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...

We’re celebrating 10 years of our ESD team

We’re celebrating 10 years of our ESD team

The Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team (ESD) was set up 10 years ago in 2011 to enable people with mild to moderate strokes to leave hospital more quickly and to receive specialist stroke therapy at home for up to 6 weeks. At first the service was focused on the...

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...

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'....

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...

Nominations Open for Tewkesbury Governor Election

Nominations Open for Tewkesbury Governor Election

Nominations are now open to fill one public vacancy on our Council of Governors. The Council needs one Public Governor for Tewkesbury. If you are a Trust member in Tewkesbury and want to find out more about what the role involves, we are running a virtual question and...

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...

Staff Survey Results 2020

The first national NHS Staff Survey results for the recently formed Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust have been published. The results show that staff who responded rated the Trust either the same as or better than similar Trusts across almost all...

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...

Oliver McGowan training trial launches 1st April

The trial of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism will launch in Gloucestershire on Thursday 1 April 2021. The training is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have...

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...

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...

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