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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Appointment of Nick Relph to interim ICS Chair role

We are delighted to confirm that Nick Relph has been appointed as interim Chair of the ‘One Gloucestershire’ Integrated Care System (ICS), pending a national search for a substantive Independent ICS Chair. Nick takes up his 6 month appointment with immediate effect following the retirement of Chris Creswick at the end of January 2019. Nick […]

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GP practices in Gloucestershire create 100,000 more appointments

Gloucestershire’s 75 GP practices are working together in 16 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to make over 100,000 additional GP surgery appointments available this year in the daytime, evening and weekends through ‘improved access’ initiatives. The extra appointments are mainly provided by GPs and nurses, and in some networks by paramedics and physiotherapists, offering a greater […]

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Gloucestershire secures £5m to improve mental health support for school children

School children in Gloucestershire are set to benefit from £5m funding which will see specialist mental health support in schools and waiting times for other mental health services improve. NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group worked with partners 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire County Council and local charity TIC+ to submit the county’s bid to secure […]

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One Gloucestershire Health & Care leaders react to NHS long term plan

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire have today welcomed publication of the national 10 year plan for the NHS and say it is ‘perfectly in sync’ with the development of support and services locally. Last year, Gloucestershire was named as one of only 14 integrated care systems in the country. The county was praised for […]

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‘No Show’ campaign to tackle missed appointments in Gloucestershire

How would you feel if someone didn’t show up in your life? Every year in Gloucestershire, thousands of people do not turn up to their medical appointments when these vital slots could be filled by another patient in need. There were 187,000 missed appointments in our GP surgeries and hospitals last year which is 30,000 […]

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