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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...

The Insider – Autumn/Winter 2018

The Insider – Autumn/Winter 2018

The Insider magazine provides an insight into life on the wards of our community hospitals, as well as a glimpse of the day-to-day goings on with our community teams.

Sara's London Marathon bid in aid of Maggie's

Sara's London Marathon bid in aid of Maggie's

Among the hundreds of thousands of runners jostling at the starting line of the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April this year will be Gloucestershire Care Services’ very own Sara Force. Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Sara will be running the...

Specialist stroke rehab unit opens at Vale Community Hospital

Specialist stroke rehab unit opens at Vale Community Hospital

The new Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team This week saw the opening of the Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit at Vale Community Hospital, Dursley. The purpose of the new unit, located within Peak View...

Hospital’s Cashes Green Ward reopens its doors after major refit

Hospital’s Cashes Green Ward reopens its doors after major refit

Senior Sister Janette Thomas (far left) and her nursing team in Stroud Hospital’s newly-refurbished Cashes Green Ward Stroud General Hospital’s Cashes Green Ward has reopened having undergone four months of major refurbishment. The ambitious renovation programme has...

Cosmo the alpaca brings some seasonal cheer to patients

Cosmo the alpaca brings some seasonal cheer to patients

North Cotswolds, Cirencester and Tewkesbury community hospitals each received a visit from a 'very special guest' in the run-up to Christmas. Twelve-year-old alpaca, Cosmo, dressed in his favourite Christmas outfit, popped in to cheer up the patients, put a smile on...

Macmillan team celebrates fifth awards win for 2018

Macmillan team celebrates fifth awards win for 2018

The Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation Team The Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation (MNSCR) Team is celebrating again after picking up yet another prestigious award.The team scooped the Clinical Services – Rehabilitation prize at this year’s...

Improving access to help and support for victims of sexual assault

Improving access to help and support for victims of sexual assault

    Gloucestershire Care Services’ Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) has expanded its service to improve accessibility for people affected by rape or sexual assault in need of help and support. Based at Hope House, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, the...

Meet our NHS70 Awards finalists

Meet our NHS70 Awards finalists

    It is a landmark year for the NHS, as the service celebrates its 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, the outstanding care and community support in the county is being celebrated with the Gloucestershire NHS70 Awards  The judges have had their say,...

Ronan's Trust August 2018 newsletter

Ronan's Trust August 2018 newsletter

    Ronan's Trust provides nurture and support to those who have suffered a close family bereavement. Through gardening together and having the opportunity to join its craft workshops, the charity offers a nurturing environment in which families can 'be busy...

Forest Hospital Seminar Briefing – August 30

Forest Hospital Seminar Briefing – August 30

    There will be a joint Seminar, followed by decision on the location of a new Community Hospital in the Forest of Dean at 2pm on Thursday 30 August 2018 at Forest Hills Golf Club, Mile End Road, Coleford, GL167QD   Both NHS Gloucestershire Clinical...

Next Steps team make it to final of national awards

Next Steps team make it to final of national awards

    The Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation team in Gloucestershire were finalists at the recent Patient Safety Congress and Awards in Manchester. The team were nominated for their work to ensure people with cancer are supported to be more physically...

Forest of Dean Community Hospital Citizens' Jury

Forest of Dean Community Hospital Citizens' Jury

    Following the decision of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to approve the recommendation to invest in a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean to replace Dilke Memorial and Lydney and...

BBC broadcasts live from Cirencester MIIU

BBC broadcasts live from Cirencester MIIU

    The spotlight fell on Cirencester Hospital’s Minor Injuries and Illness Unit this week when it received a visit from a local TV news crew covering the UK’s ongoing heatwave. BBC Points West’s Scott Ellis broadcast live from the MIIU at lunchtime on...

Stroud hospital ward set to receive major facelift

Stroud hospital ward set to receive major facelift

    Stroud General Hospital’s Cashes Green Ward is set to receive a major facelift, thanks to an ambitious refurbishment project due to commence later this week [Friday 27 July]. Detailed plans for the six-figure renovation programme have been developed, led...

Trust celebrates Good rating from health regulator

Trust celebrates Good rating from health regulator

    Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission upgraded its rating of the Trust to ‘Good’. A team of Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and care services,...

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