Getting Gloucestershire Moving

More than £1.2m has been pledged by the NHS and other partners to help get 30,000 inactive people in the county doing daily exercise. Gloucestershire Moves is an exciting project which aims to create a sustained culture of physical activity through a number of motivating schemes, such as encouraging people to take up healthier ways […]

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Best foot forward in schools

More than 21,600 pupils from at least 120 schools are now walking, jogging or running their way to better health thanks to the huge take up of the Daily Mile in Gloucestershire. A partnership between the CCG, Active Gloucestershire, the County Council and local schools, the initiative got underway in March 2017 and its success […]

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Healthier and happier places to work

Running a business is not just about a healthy balance sheet, you also need a healthy and happy workforce. Here in Gloucestershire, 34 organisations were proud to receive a Workplace Wellbeing Charter Award in recognition of their efforts to support their staff. The CCG commissioned the charter in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council, the Local […]

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Positive action helps those at risk of diabetes

Nearly 2,000 Gloucestershire people are being given a new lease of life thanks to a free diabetes prevention programme. The scheme targets individuals who have been identified by their GP surgery as having high blood sugar levels, which puts them at significant risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Sessions cover nutrition, exercise and suggested behavioural […]

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Support on prescription

When many people access the NHS, it could be the answer lies not in medical treatment but in community support or activities in their local neighbourhood. The Community Wellbeing Service, a joint NHS and Gloucestershire County Council service, has gone from strength to strength this year proving to be a vital link between healthcare professionals […]

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Learning how to live well with a long-term condition

People in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean who live with a long-term condition can now join the new Live Better to Feel Better programme, where they can learn useful skills to help build confidence and improve their health. The programme offers participants an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and talk about […]

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More GP surgery appointments available than ever before

Huge strides are being made to improve access to GP surgery appointments in Gloucestershire. 40,000 more appointments are being made available this year and this includes 750 extra evening and weekend appointments a week to fit in with people’s busy lives. As part of local initiatives from the GP practice clusters, patients who need an […]

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GP surgeries face challenge of increased demand head-on

GP practices across Gloucestershire have continued to embrace new ways of working to ensure the needs of patients can be met well into the future. They have grouped themselves into 16 GP ‘clusters’ so they can work more closely together, be more resilient and provide a wider range of services in their communities. In many […]

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Joining up to offer community support – 65,000 referrals in 12 months

Joined up Health and Social Care Community Teams are working closely with GP practices to support people in their own homes, helping them to return home sooner after operations and treatment or avoid a hospital stay. The Integrated Community Teams (ICTs), which are run by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, received more than 65,000 referrals […]

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New community frailty service making a difference to people’s lives

GPs in the South Cotswolds have worked with local partners to set up a new community service to help people with frailty and their carers. The team, which includes nurses, a senior matron and wellbeing coordinators, provides advice, support and care as well as helping to meet health, emotional and social needs to end of […]

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