Gloucestershire NHS apprentices best in the South West

Three Gloucestershire NHS apprentices were awarded for their commitment and service to the NHS at a special regional awards ceremony. Jess Carmen, Meg Cooke and Amanda Spencer, from Gloucestershire Care Services...

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Announcement of new Joint Chief Executive

    Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of a Joint Chief Executive for both organisations. Paul Roberts has been selected in the...

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temperature - sml'Take extra care in the heat' is the message from our health improvement team, which has put together some practical tips to help you cope with the hot weather. With soaring temperatures set to continue, following some simple guidelines will help prevent yourself and others from sunburn or heat exhaustion. 


  • Listen to alerts on the radio and TV
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Visit or phone people/neighbours who are vulnerable, such as older people living on their own or people with health conditions
  • Stay inside and in the coolest room in your home as much as possible and splash yourself with cool water
  • Keep rooms cool if possible use light-coloured curtains and close them (metal blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter)
  • Keep the windows closed while the room is cooler than it is outside and, if it's safe, open the windows at night when the air is cooler than the room
  • Avoid going outside between 11am and 3pm as this is the hottest part of the day
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Check up and take note of neighbours, relatives and friends who may be less able to look after themselves (for example, if they have mobility problems)
  • It is more important to keep yourself and others cool if you or they have a heart or respiratory condition. If symptoms become worse, seek medical advice
  • Drink water or fruit juice regularly
  • Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol, and if you do drink alcohol make sure you have water or other non-alcoholic drinks too

For more advice about staying in the sun, visit NHS Choices