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Getting back on track after cancer treatment

A project helping patients take back control of their lives and speed recovery after treatment for breast, prostate or colorectal cancer has proved so powerful it has secured further funding...

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Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean - Public and Staff Consultation

The 12 week Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean public and staff consultation ended on 10 December 2017. We would like to thank everyone who has taken part and...

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Twelve projects are driving improvements in health and social care across Gloucestershire thanks to a leadership development programme at the Trust.

The first group to complete the Leading for Quality Care Programme presented service improvement projects to board members at a showcase event on Tuesday 22 April.

Children from Tewkesbury have brushed up their leadership skills by heading an art project for the town’s hospital.

Two pupils from each of Alderman Knight School, Queen Margaret’s School, Tirlebrook School and Carrant Brook School formed a steering group to commission a local artist to produce original work for Tewkesbury Community Hospital’s waiting and reception area.

Identity badges Gloucestershire Constabulary have issued the below warning today urging vigilance after a woman falsely claiming to be a social worker called on a house in Quedgeley asking to carry out checks on a baby. 

Members of the public are being reminded to ask to see ID badges when someone comes to visit them at home, and also to explain why they are visiting. 
 

leg ulcer smallA county-wide study day involving hospitals, community hospitals and nursing homes is aiming to reduce pressure ulcers in Gloucestershire.

Patients, parents and carers are needed to help advise the national body which provides guidance on effective health care.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is seeking applications to sit on the guideline group for antibiotic, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral medicines used to treat or prevent an infection.

Richard Cryer non-executive director Gloucestershire Care Services NHS TrustA new non-executive director was announced today by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. Richard Cryer, previously director of finance at the University of London, took up his post at the Trust on 1 April 2014 while non-executive director David Harwood has stepped down after two-and-a-half years on the board to concentrate on his overseas business interests.

Vale Community Hospital MIU change to opening hoursChanges to the opening times of the Minor Injuries Unit at the Vale Community Hospital are being publicised this week to ensure that local people know when and where to access health services for their urgent care.

The Positive Caring Programme is a countywide service open to all carers, offering information, support and the development of skills through a series of group sessions with other carers.

The programme offers carers the opportunity to meet with others in similar situations and gain valuable knowledge and information.