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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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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