Make sure the present you are giving this Christmas is not COVID-19

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire are urging people to approach the festive period with ‘great caution’ as they warn of rising hospital admissions and a potential third COVID-19 wave in January. The last few weeks have seen a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 positive patients being admitted to hospitals around the county, […]

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NHS Trusts reintroduce some restrictions on hospital visiting

As England enters national lockdown tomorrow, the NHS in Gloucestershire is introducing some new visiting restrictions in the county’s hospitals. The new restrictions mean that visitors can comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 and the NHS can ensure that safety is maintained for our patients, their families and colleagues. Professor Steve […]

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Patients encouraged to attend hospital appointments and get the treatment they need

Doctors and other healthcare professionals in Gloucestershire are urging local people to continue to attend their planned and routine appointments in hospital and other NHS settings, despite the second national lockdown which is due to start on Thursday. The NHS has worked hard to restore planned and non-emergency services following the suspension in services during […]

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Fit for the Future: Live Q&A on Acute Medicine

Join us for the first in a series of live events on our Fit for the Future consultation. It will be streamed via the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust YouTube Channel here from 12.30pm-2pm. The panel will be explaining more about our proposals for acute medicine and answering your questions. The public can ask questions […]

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Fit for the Future – consultation on specialist hospital services gets underway

The local NHS wants Gloucestershire to be ‘at the leading edge of healthcare’ at it starts a public consultation (from 22 October 2020) on how best to provide specialist hospital services across the Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital sites in the future. The NHS is looking to: Improve health outcomes for patients Reduce waiting times and limit the number of operations that are cancelled Make sure patients […]

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Click or Call First to get the right NHS service – Campaign launch

The NHS in Gloucestershire is launching its local winter campaign this week highlighting the benefits of going online or calling first if your illness or injury is not life threatening. Campaign headlines: If you have an illness that won’t go away, you are advised to contact your GP surgery through their website, the NHS App […]

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Patients encouraged to attend hospital appointments and get the treatment they need

Doctors and other healthcare professionals in Gloucestershire are urging local people to attend hospital appointments as the NHS restores many planned and routine services as part of its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the peak of the outbreak, some patients had planned (elective) face-to-face appointments postponed or had virtual appointments instead and patients awaiting […]

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