National Apprenticeship Week 2017 - spotlight on Joseph Barnett

  Joseph Barnett is currently an IT Business Admin Apprentice at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. Joseph is also completing a Level 2 NVQ in IT User. "I had started a course...

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Community Equipment Service wins outstanding engagement award

Daniel Reynolds, Community Link Officer, and the Community Equipment Service team have won the outstanding engagement category at the Meeting the Challenge 2 (MtC2) Good Practice event hosted by Gloucestershire...

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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 staff

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

Our Strategic Objectives

  • Achieve the best possible outcomes for our service users through high quality care
  • Understand the needs and views of service users, carers and families so that their opinions inform every aspect of our work
  • Actively engage in partnerships with other health and social care providers in order to deliver seamless services
  • Value colleagues, and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision
  • Manage public resources wisely to ensure local services remain sustainable and accessible