Getting people moving in Gloucestershire

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 […]

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Delivering specialist stroke care in Gloucestershire

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 […]

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Supporting people living with chronic lung disease and other respiratory conditions

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 […]

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Protecting the mental health of Gloucestershire’s children and young people

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 […]

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Can singing improve our health?

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 […]

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Gloucestershire’s approach to social prescribing

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.

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