About One Gloucestershire
Integrated Care System

From 1 July, our One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System became a legal entity - an existing partnership that brings together NHS, social care, public health and other public, voluntary and community sector organisations.

We know that by working together we can build a healthier Gloucestershire; supporting people to live well and providing high-quality joined-up care when people need it.

We are ambitious for our county. We want to work with you, and your communities, to improve health and wellbeing, by focusing on:

  • Health and care services today - supporting recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic - including reducing waiting times for appointments, treatment and operations and supporting people’s mental health
  • Transforming what we do now - making the best use of our resources, developing our workforce and making the most of new technologies to support your care
  • Making Gloucestershire a better place for the future - improving the health, wellbeing and care of our citizens across their lifetime and reducing health inequalities.

Our NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (NHS Gloucestershire) is responsible for planning and buying services to meet the health needs of local people. It also brings partners together to ensure the county’s NHS provides the best possible care.

It will work alongside our One Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership - ensuring a joined-up approach across the NHS, public health, social care and the wider public, voluntary and community sector.

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What is
NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board?

Our NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (NHS Gloucestershire) is responsible for planning and buying services to meet the health needs of local people. It also brings partners together to ensure the county’s NHS provides the best possible care.

Alongside our communities, we want to improve health, improve access to high quality care and support when needed and make Gloucestershire a better place for the future.

We will do this by:

  • supporting improvements in urgent and emergency care
  • reducing waiting times for appointments, treatment and operations as we recover from the pandemic
  • improving access to care outside of hospital, as close to home as possible
  • supporting people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism
  • developing our workforce and making the most of new technology
  • tackling health inequalities.

Health and care services will still be available in people’s homes, GP surgeries, communities and in hospitals, but partners will work ever more closely together to plan and provide advice, support and care.

We will work hand in glove with our One Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership - ensuring a joined-up approach across health, social care, public health and the wider public, voluntary and community sector.


What is
One Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership?

Our One Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership brings together NHS, social care, public health and other public, voluntary and community sector partners.

Much of what we do is about working with you to develop healthy, active communities for the longer-term and improve the health, wellbeing and care of our citizens at every stage of life.

Working together to tackle avoidable and unfair differences in health between people in our county is an important priority for us.

We will do this by focusing on key areas including:

  • Early years - supporting the best start in life
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical activity
  • Social isolation and loneliness
  • Housing.

In the coming months, we’ll be developing a 5-year plan for improving health and joining up care in Gloucestershire - now and into the future.