Praise for specialist stroke care in Gloucestershire

Specialist stroke care in the county has received a shining endorsement in the latest findings from a major national stroke audit. The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) is a national quality improvement initiative which measures the quality and organisation of stroke care in the NHS. The latest audit, which covered the period from April […]

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Local NHS reiterates commitment to Cheltenham A&E 

Heath leaders have reiterated that there are no proposals to close Cheltenham A&E and the Hospital Trust’s Chief Executive has said that ‘constructive’ discussions were held with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on this issue. Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Deborah Lee said: “I refute wholeheartedly any claim […]

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Cheltenham A&E

Statement – Wednesday October 23, 2019 “We are pleased to have had the support today of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in communicating our message that there are no proposals to close Cheltenham A&E. The current Fit for the Future engagement is about sharing the challenges facing health services in the […]

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Fit for the Future Engagement Hearing to be held in public

An independently chaired Engagement Hearing will be held in public on Thursday 24 October 2019 offering people an opportunity to share their ideas and views on developing urgent and specialist hospital care in Gloucestershire in the future. The Hearing is also an opportunity for individuals and groups to share their thoughts on what they think […]

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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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