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Good luck Becky!

Good luck Becky!

    Becky Fortnam, a Speech and Language Therapist in the Children’s Complex Care Team, is running in the Cheltenham Challenge Half Marathon this Sunday, to raise funds to support Children’s Services at the Trust.Becky, 25, has been part of the team for two...

MSK services commended at national awards

MSK services commended at national awards

The Gloucestershire Musculoskeletal Clinical Programme Group was 'Highly Commended' at the 2017 Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards. A total of 13 NHS services committed to working together to develop an ‘integrated MSK model’ which was showcased at the...

Celebrations at Staff Awards

Celebrations at Staff Awards

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust colleagues celebrated their achievements at the Trust’s annual Celebrating You awards last week. There were three separate events during the day on Wednesday 17 May held in Coleford, Gloucester and Cirencester to enable as many...

Staff Nurse featues in Alternative Rich List

Staff Nurse featues in Alternative Rich List

Jenny Turner, Staff Nurse at North Cotswolds Hospital, featured in the recent Sunday Time Alternative Rich List. Jenny, now 77, has been a nurse for 61 years and has not had a day off sick since 1957. The Alternative Rich List celebrates people who have a wealth of...

Dying Matters … what can you do?

Dying Matters … what can you do?

We know that death, dying and bereavement tend to be topics which many people are not comfortable talking about. However, the NHS in Gloucestershire is encouraging people to talk about these important issues as part of a campaign to promote awareness of the benefits...

Camera donation lets dentists give patients additional focus

Camera donation lets dentists give patients additional focus

Community dentists in Stroud have a new way of assessing patients for treatment thanks to the donation of a digital camera by the League of Friends. The community dental service, based in Redwood House, provides treatment for people with special medical or social care...

Trust receives Investors in People (IiP) Accreditation

Trust receives Investors in People (IiP) Accreditation

  Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has received Investors in People (IiP) accreditation. The balance of evidence from the online assessments, face-to-face interviews, documentary evidence and observation produced a final outcome which confirms that the...

Trust flu jab uptake reaches 56%

Trust flu jab uptake reaches 56%

As of March 2017 the Trust has vaccinated 56.2% of patient-facing staff against flu. This represents a significant increase on the uptake of flu vaccinations since last year and means the Trust has met the performance target agreed with commissioners. A big thank you...

Rapid Response shortlisted for HSJ award

Rapid Response shortlisted for HSJ award

The Trust's Rapid Response team has been shortlisted in the prestigious Patient Safety Awards 2017. The team is up for an award in the Patient Safety in the Community category for its work on Implementing NEWS (the National Early Warning Score) in Nursing Homes. The...

Better care for people nearing the end of life

Better care for people nearing the end of life

NHS and social care partners in Gloucestershire have made a commitment to transform experiences of palliative and end of life care by signing up to a countywide End of Life Care Strategy. The strategy outlines the county’s promise to offer the highest possible quality...

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 – spotlight on Joseph Barnett

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 – spotlight on Joseph Barnett

  Joseph Barnett is currently an IT Business Admin Apprentice at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. Joseph is also completing a Level 2 NVQ in IT User. "I had started a course in Health & Social Care at college, but heard about apprenticeships and...

Community Equipment Service wins outstanding engagement award

Community Equipment Service wins outstanding engagement award

Daniel Reynolds, Community Link Officer, and the Community Equipment Service team have won the outstanding engagement category at the Meeting the Challenge 2 (MtC2) Good Practice event hosted by Gloucestershire County Council. The awards recognised the hard work and...

Pupils in Cirencester have first taster day in the NHS

Pupils in Cirencester have first taster day in the NHS

Students at a local school had the chance to find out what life is like in a community hospital at a new NHS taster day.  Pupils from Cirencester Kingshill School undertook exercises with physiotherapists, practiced putting on plaster casts in the Minor Injuries...

Meet the women on the front line of cancer

Meet the women on the front line of cancer

Claire Lait, Specialist Community Physiotherapist with Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation, features in Red Magazine's article on women on the front line of cancer. Clare says: "Patients let you into their lives – you see the good, the bad, the ugly - and it’s...

Check on Telecare users after interruption to service

Check on Telecare users after interruption to service

    Responders are being asked to check on the welfare of telecare users as a fault means their devices were not operating between 2pm on Monday 6 February and 1pm on Tuesday 7 February. The service is now fully operational. Around 2,700 people in the county...

Latest ultrasound technology comes to Stroud

Latest ultrasound technology comes to Stroud

Stroud General Hospital can now offer patients a more detailed diagnosis and quicker examination thanks to a new ultrasound scanner donated by the League of Friends.  The £65,000 Toshiba Aplio 500 machine will provide clearer, detailed scans for pregnant women...

Partnership project shortlisted in Health Service Journal awards

Partnership project shortlisted in Health Service Journal awards

The Gloucestershire Musculoskeletal Clinical Programme Group has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. The group, which won the 'Together we Achieve' category at last November's Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Awards, has now been shortlisted in...

NHS hosts ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

NHS hosts ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A ceremony later this month to mark Holocaust Memorial Day is being shared by staff from the NHS and students from Gloucester’s High School for Girls.Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has organised the event on Friday, January 27, which marks the date when the...

Community health day praised for inclusive approach

Community health day praised for inclusive approach

Health professionals provided targeted advice for black and minority ethnic communities at an education event in Gloucester. More than 170 people headed to the Friendship Café, at the Chequers Bridge Centre in Tredworth, on Wednesday 30 November for presentations and...

Trust Board Meeting – Tuesday 24 January 2017

Trust Board Meeting – Tuesday 24 January 2017

      The next Trust Board Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 24 January 2017, from 12.30pm at Oxstalls Tennis Centre, Gloucester.  Board papers will be available in advance of the meeting from Tuesday 17 January 2017 - you can find these on...

Find out about Macmillan Next Steps on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Find out about Macmillan Next Steps on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

      Listen to Clare Lait, Specialist Community Physiotherapist, talk about the Macmillan Next Steps service on BBC Radio Gloucestershire (about 50 minutes into Anna King's show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ltrcz).Clare spoke about how the...

Listening into Action (LiA) Trust Case Study

Listening into Action (LiA) Trust Case Study

Gloucestershire Care Services is the first Community Trust to have a National Case Study on our Listening into Action (LiA) work over the past three years. In the Case Study you can read testimonials from colleagues, find out about some of the Teams and Schemes and...

Trust welcomes Lymphoedema Service

Trust welcomes Lymphoedema Service

Our Trust is pleased to welcome the Lymphoedema service, which will be moving into premises at Southgate Moorings in Gloucester, from Wednesday 21 December 2016.  The Lymphoedema service is run by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is moving out...

Successful Motor Neurone Disease Study Day inspires colleagues

Successful Motor Neurone Disease Study Day inspires colleagues

  On Wednesday 30 November a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Study Day took place at Dowty’s Sports and Social Club. The study day organised by the Trust and the MND Association focused on creating a vision and plan for the implementation of NICE guidance in...

Plan ahead for a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year

Plan ahead for a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year

    The NHS in Gloucestershire is today urging people to plan in advance and take some simple steps that might help avoid a few festive perils: Be prepared - make sure you get any prescriptions and medicines you might need before the holiday season starts...

Patients urged to get the right healthcare advice this winter

Patients urged to get the right healthcare advice this winter

Patients across Gloucestershire are being urged to get the right healthcare advice this winter and leave the county’s two Emergency Departments to care for people with serious injuries and life threatening conditions. Dr Tom Llewellyn, Clinical Director for Emergency...

Gloucestershire at the heart of nursing innovation

Gloucestershire at the heart of nursing innovation

- Gloucestershire named as one of 24 sites delivering training for new ‘nursing associates’ - Role aims to transform nursing and care workforce across England - 32 nursing associates to be trained by the University of Gloucestershire, in collaboration with local NHS...

Gloucestershire’s hospitals ‘Combat Norovirus’

Gloucestershire’s hospitals ‘Combat Norovirus’

Norovirus, sometimes known as winter vomiting disease, is highly infectious. It is a virus that is easily transmitted through contact with infected individuals. Hospitals in Gloucestershire are supporting a countywide NHS campaign to help stop the spread of Norovirus....

#Handitback: Help us to help others by returning your equipment

#Handitback: Help us to help others by returning your equipment

In Gloucestershire we have a campaign to get any equipment with a GIS Barcode that is unused returned so that it can be recycled to help someone else. Click here to view a video about the equipment pathway in Gloucestershire. The Gloucestershire Community Equipment...

Accessible Information Standard launches in the Trust

Accessible Information Standard launches in the Trust

    The Accessible Information Standard is a new mandatory requirement that all NHS and adult social care services must follow. Its purpose is to ensure that all service users (or their carers) can receive / access information in the format that is right for...

Temporary Home for Quit Stop Shop

Temporary Home for Quit Stop Shop

    After helping thousands of people successfully stop smoking, Gloucester Quit Stop Shop, in Southgate Street, is relocating to Southgate Moorings near Gloucester Quays until the end of the year. The shop has been run by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS...

Meet the Matron – Cheryl Haswell

Meet the Matron – Cheryl Haswell

    Cheryl Haswell is Matron of the Dilke Memorial and Lydney & District Hospital. Cheryl has been in post since July 2016, and she is not new to the Forest of Dean.  “I grew up in the Forest and went to school here in Bream and Lydney. As a child I...

Healthcare Assistant Apprentices

Healthcare Assistant Apprentices

     Six new Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) have started work in our community hospitals as part of the Trust’s apprenticeship scheme.  Rian, Destiny, Chelsea, Sophie, Molly and Erin all recently left school or college, and were looking to gain...

Launch of 'Getting it Right' – End of Life Film

Launch of 'Getting it Right' – End of Life Film

    Colleagues and members of the local community gathered at the Sherborne Cinema in Gloucester for the launch of Getting it Right, a film about end of life care.  The video features clinicians, services users, relatives and representatives from local...

Trust Annual General Meeting

Trust Annual General Meeting

    Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust invites the public to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 11 October at Kingsholm Rugby Club, Gloucester. The formal AGM session itself will commence at 5pm, however, members of the public are invited to...

Improving on-line health information in Gloucestershire

Improving on-line health information in Gloucestershire

     If you are living with a long-term health condition then please complete a short survey about access to health information on the internet. Sharing your experience will help guide us as we seek to improve the availability of local on-line health...

Work Out At Work Blog – Sarah Morton & Caroline Hooper

Work Out At Work Blog – Sarah Morton & Caroline Hooper

    With the summer Olympics over and the long days drawing in, it seemed a great time to hold our Work Out At Work Week (19-23 September 2016) - a week aimed at encouraging colleagues to be more physically active and promoted by the Chartered Society of...

Nursing Recruitment Day – Monday 17 October

Nursing Recruitment Day – Monday 17 October

    Interested in a new nursing role in one of our community hospitals in the Forest of Dean?  Then pop along to our recruitment day at Lydney & District Hospital to find out more! You will have the chance to chat with some of our nurses, find out...

Katie Norton appointed Chief Executive

Katie Norton appointed Chief Executive

    We are pleased to announce that Katie Norton will be Gloucestershire Care Services (GCS) NHS Trust's new chief executive. Katie has a wealth of experience in NHS leadership roles, including chief executive positions at Neath Port Talbot Health Board and...

September Board Meeting announced

September Board Meeting announced

    The next Board Meeting of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will be held on Tuesday 20 September 2016 at the Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud. The meeting will run from 1.45pm, with details of the agenda available seven days in...

Advanced Roles and Professional Boundaries

Advanced Roles and Professional Boundaries

A personal reflection from Sarah Morton, Professional Head of Adult Physiotherapy, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, on a recent visit from the Chief Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Advisor for Wales: Last week we had a visit from the Chief Therapies Advisor...

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