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First annual report and quality account online

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has today published its first annual report and quality account. The Trust runs seven community hospitals and a range of other services from community nursing and...

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Trust represented at UK Heart Failure Parliamentary Reception

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust was represented at a parliamentary event to promote improved heart failure services across the country.Head of Specialist Services Annie MacCallum was a guest at the...

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Choose a name for the ward at Vale Hospital

Your community hospital in Dursley is in need for a name for its ward and you could be the one to provide it! Vale Community Hospital opened in December 2011 after...

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Speech and language therapy team at Science Festival

Member of the adult speech and language team highlighted their work with head and neck cancer patients at Cheltenham Science Festival over the weekend.The team were part of a joint...

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Trust signs up to national campaign

Speak Out SafelyGloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has signed up to the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign, which seeks commitment from organisations to support staff who raise concerns about patient safety.

By signing up to the campaign, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust pledge that:

"This trust supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

We promise that where staff identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, fully investigate and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how we have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a permanent employee, an agency or temporary staff member, or a volunteer, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely. Click here for more details on our pledge."

The Francis Inquiry (2013) looking into the failings at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust identified that staff who raised concerns were not taken seriously.

As a Trust, we put patient safety as a key priority and we are committed to supporting staff who raise concerns about poor care and in signing up to the Speak Out Safely campaign, we are making this a public commitment.