AHP Katherine Broomfield, a Speech and Language Therapist, and Health Education England (HEE)/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, explains why it’s so important that the role of AHPs is celebrated on AHP Day. The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are the third largest workforce in the NHS. In the main they are […]
Sarah Scott, Gloucestershire County Council’s Director of Public Health and prevention lead for the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) explains how – and why – Gloucestershire is getting people moving. The importance of regular exercise in promoting good physical and mental health is well recognised, and here in Gloucestershire, we have invested more than […]
Delivering the right care in the right place is crucial for the long term recovery of stroke patients. Kate Hellier, Consultant Stroke Physician with the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS), explains how the county is leading the way in specialist stroke care. The consequences of a stroke can last a lifetime, but by delivering […]
Deborah Lee, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, explains how One Gloucestershire is supporting people living with chronic lung disease and other respiratory conditions to manage their conditions and have the best possible quality of life. Over 50,000 people in Gloucestershire are currently living with a respiratory condition. Ranging from asthma to incurable […]
Helen Ford, from the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System, explains how the county is leading the way in looking after the mental wellbeing of its children and young people. Looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people across our county is a huge priority for Gloucestershire ICS, and I’m delighted to […]
Whilst singing can lift our spirits, research evidence suggests it could also improve breathing for people with lung conditions and help us cope with dementia.Dr Simon Opher, Clinical Lead for social prescribing in Gloucestershire, discusses the health benefits of singing. “In Gloucestershire, we have been exploring how health-focussed singing groups, specifically for people with a […]
Dr Shabari Hosur, GP and Clinical Lead for the National Diabetes Prevention Programme in Gloucestershire, reflects on the positive impact the programme is having in the county, with over 3,000 people now signed up to take part. “Over 34,000 people in Gloucestershire are living with Type 2 diabetes and sadly, many people will experience potentially […]
Dr Jo Bayley, who represents primary care providers on Gloucestershire’s ICS Delivery Board, discusses the county’s innovative social prescribing initiative which enables primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.