Paramedics working with GPs in the community

Mythe and Church Street GP surgeries in Tewkesbury and St Paul’s in Cheltenham have partnered with the South Western Ambulance Service on an innovative scheme to treat patients in their community. Paramedics are working alongside the practices to carry out urgent home visits meaning patients are seen more quickly by skilled staff trained to an […]

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Physiotherapy available in a number of GP surgeries

An exciting new initiative which sees physiotherapists providing services at a number of GP practices in Cheltenham and Gloucester is now underway. The surgeries at St Paul’s Medical Centre, in Cheltenham, and the Aspen Centre, in Gloucester, have been working closely with Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust to employ three physiotherapists and provide treatment more […]

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Supporting people with dementia in Stroud

A pilot nursing scheme is already making a difference to the services and help available for people with dementia in Stroud. Working within four local GP practices, a dedicated mental health community dementia nurse is now supporting diagnosis and helping to develop patient care plans. The initiative is reducing the need for some people to […]

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A successful winter thanks to immense team effort

Winter inevitably puts already busy NHS services under even greater pressure. However, this year, unprecedented partnership working and an immense effort from frontline NHS and social care staff led to significant improvements in service performance. In the seven months from June 2017, the county’s two emergency departments were amongst the strongest in the region for […]

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Improving specialist mental health support for new and expectant mums

Pregnant women and new mums in Gloucestershire will benefit from over £113k funding which will improve specialist community mental health support for women, their babies and families. Gloucestershire was one of only 20 areas to be successful in receiving wave one funding last year. This was used to set up a specialist perinatal mental health […]

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Working together to talk about mental health

Partnership working in mental health is crucial in preventing people becoming unwell, providing early support and advice and high quality care when needed. An additional £825k has been spent on the psychological therapy service Let’s Talk to help people experiencing common conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression. This year alone, Let’s Talk helped more […]

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Providing a brighter future for children and young people

Great strides have also been made this year to improve mental health provision for children and young people. Early advice and help has been a feature of developments this year with the involvement of young people, parents, carers and professionals key to their success. So far, 19 schools have been accredited as part of the […]

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Tackling cancer waiting times and improving support

The NHS in Gloucestershire has been working hard to reduce cancer waiting times and improve support for patients; more people with suspected cancer are now being seen within two weeks and if diagnosed, starting their treatment within 31 days. Working with partners, we have introduced new GP guidance and patient information to improve arrangements for […]

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Saving lives by early detection of sepsis

More people in Gloucestershire are surviving sepsis thanks to improvements in diagnosing and treating the condition. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis is caused by infections such as pneumonia or gut problems. It can be very serious and is often hard to spot, but can be treated easily if it is detected early. Clinicians in […]

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