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Preferred option of a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean approved by Gloucestershire Care …

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Board has approved the preferred option for a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean to replace the Dilke Memorial Hospital and Lydney and...

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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust colleagues given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust colleagues Liz Lewindon, Integrated Community Team Nurse, and Nancy Farr, Clinical Development Manager, have been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community...

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Podiatry - Sally Willerton - smallerPodiatry services in Gloucestershire were given a national profile recently when Chris Boden, head of the Trust’s podiatry services, produced a high-level piece of strategy work to identify how Allied Health Professionals - podiatrists specifically – can help support older people to maintain their independence at home and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. 

Chris acts as an expert advisor to the Department of Health on older people’s podiatry, and his response is going into a report for Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health).

Photo: Our team of podiatrists manages 55,500 appointments each year, and is currently involved in a national research project looking at innovative treatments for heel wounds.  Shown here are podiatrist Sally Willerton with patient Joe Green.

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