Citizens’ Jury recruitment gets underway

The search is underway for members of the public to sit on an independent Citizens’ Jury which will identify advantages and disadvantages of ‘potential solutions’ for delivering specialist hospital services in Gloucestershire in the future. Citizens Juries CIC* are advertising for Jury applicants until 28 October and will ensure the 18 strong Jury, which sits […]

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Letter from Medical/Clinical Directors: Fit for the Future

Dear all Fit for the Future – developing urgent and specialist hospital care in Gloucestershire The Fit for the Future engagement is now well underway; feedback is coming in from staff, community partners and the public with close to 1,000 visitors to engagement events over the past few weeks. We are grateful to everyone who […]

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Working together to prevent suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2019 Every year there are 4,500 suicides in England, and around 13 people end their life every day. Men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women, and it is the leading cause of death in men under 50. It also affects many young people. Gloucestershire’s […]

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Launch of Research4Gloucestershire drives research agenda in county

Exciting new opportunities in research in Gloucestershire are being explored thanks to the launch of a new research arm of the county’s Integrated Care System (ICS). Research4Gloucestershire (R4G) will see health and social care providers join forces with the University of Gloucestershire and Cobalt Health. Under the R4G name, they want to create a platform […]

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‘No decisions made on Cheltenham A&E’ say health leaders

Health leaders in the county have described claims of imminent ‘closure’ of Cheltenham’s A&E as ‘inaccurate, misleading and therefore potentially confusing for members of the public and hospital staff.’ They say that the Fit for the Future engagement which lasts through the summer and autumn is an opportunity for everyone to share ideas and develop […]

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Gloucestershire already seeing the huge potential of Primary Care Networks

Alongside the national launch of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) by NHS England on Monday 1 July, Gloucestershire is being recognised as a ‘leading light’ in making joined up healthcare a reality on the ground.   Gloucestershire’s 74 GP practices are already working together in 14 PCNs across the county and are making over 100,000 additional GP […]

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HeLP Diabetes: online self-management support programme

Gloucestershire is the only area in the South West to have been selected to introduce a new online self-management programme, Healthy Living Plan for Diabetes (HeLP Diabetes), as part of an early roll-out project. The evidence-based resource offers structured education, information and advice about type 2 diabetes, treatments, emotional support and diet and exercise and […]

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Jane Melton appointed to the post of Interim Professional Lead for Allied Health Professionals – One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS)

The health and care system is pleased to confirm that Professor Jane Melton has been appointed to the interim role of Professional Lead for Allied Health Professionals for the One Gloucestershire ICS from July. Jane, a registered Occupational Therapist, is Director of Engagement and Integration at 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and will carry out the […]

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