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Fit for the Future engagement begins

Starting on Tuesday 20 August, and for the next two months, the NHS in Gloucestershire is engaging with the public on a range of ideas and potential solutions for how...

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New estimates show 5,000 five-year-olds in SW not fully immunised against MMR

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Our organisation

About Us receptionWe  provide a range of services to Gloucestershire's population of approximately 600,000 people. We run the county's community hospitals, provide nursing, physiotherapy, reablement and adult social care in community settings, and run health visiting, school nursing and speech and language therapy services for children.

We also provide a number of specialist services including sexual health, heart failure, community dentistry, diabetes, IV therapy, tissue viability and community equipment.

The Trust’s services are mainly commissioned by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire County Council.

Our colleagues

The Trust employs around 2,700 people, including nursing, medical, dental, allied health professionals, support staff, administrative and clerical workers.

We also work in close partnership with around 800 social care staff from Gloucestershire County Council. This collaborative approach is designed to ensure that we can respond to both health and social care needs - which often overlap - to provide the most appropriate service or services.

What We Do


We serve the entirety of Gloucestershire, an area of 1045 square miles, made up of the large urban communities of Gloucester and Cheltenham, sitting within a largely rural community from the Forest of Dean to the Cotswolds.

We work in peoples' homes, community clinics, outpatient departments, community hospitals, schools and GP practices. We also provide in-reach services into acute hospitals, nursing and residential homes and social care settings.

Our adult services work closely with Gloucestershire County Council and we work in partnership across the county with voluntary organisations, our commissioners and communities to deliver high quality services.

We manage seven community hospitals with both in-patient and out-patient services, as well as clinics in Fairford and Bourton-on-the-Water which serves out-patients only.

Our Vision

Our corporate vision summarises our aim to be both reliable and responsive to the people we serve. It is:

To be the service people rely on to understand them and to organise their care around their lives

Our Values

Our corporate values summarise the key behaviours we expect from everyone at the Trust in all aspects of their work:

  • Caring
  • Open
  • Responsible
  • Effective

Find out more about our Values in our Core Values Framework booklet. 

Our Strategic Objectives

1. We will be recognised locally and nationally as an outstanding provider of community services, caring for people in their homes and local communities

2. We will make sure the needs and views of service users, carers and families shape the way we plan and deliver care

3. We will provide services in partnership with other providers so that people experience seamless care and support

4. We will have an energised and enthusiastic workforce and each individual will feel valued and supported

5. We will manage public resources effectively so that the services we provide are sustainable.

Self-Certification

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Board
Self–Certification Requirements 2019

NHS Trusts are required to self-certify that they can meet the obligations set out in the NHS provider licence (which includes requirements to comply with the National Health Service Act 2006, the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the Health Act 2009 and the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and to have regard to the NHS Constitution) (GC6) and that they have complied with governance requirements (FT4).

Following a review of evidence the Audit Committee 23rd May 2018 as delegated by the Gloucestershire Care Services Trust Board formally agreed to Self Certify the Trust as Compliant for GC6 and FT4.