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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Three teams from Gloucestershire Care Services were part of a vibrant and popular day of health-related activities and workshops for people with learning disabilities, carers and their families.

Colleagues from dental services, healthy lifestyles and the nursing and quality directorate each had stands the Big Health Check Day, held at Wall’s Social Club, in Barnwood, Gloucester, which attracted more than 400 people.

The all-day event featured more than 32 stalls from public and not-for-profit organisations, activities including cycling, archery and golf, health workshops, a fun and thought provoking play based on the ‘Keeping Healthy’ theme of the day by Bristol-based theatre company Misfits and a poll of service-user opinions on the health and social care they receive carried out with electronic voting.

More than 100 health and social care workers gathered in Cheltenham in a joint drive to tackle pressure ulcers.

Stop the Pressure, held on Wednesday 30 April, brought together ward managers, nurses and matrons - from both acute and community hospitals – as well as nursing home managers to take co-ordinated action against pressure ulcers.

RCN nurses cutting a cakeNurses from our Trust have been getting behind a campaign led by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) which is asking people up and down the country to join them in celebrating Nurses’ Day today, Monday 12 May.

From the moment a new life begins, to saying goodbye to a loved one, and all the stages in between, the RCN wants to celebrate the remarkable difference nursing makes.

People are getting involved with events, stands, and even by baking cakes, like the clinical quality team’s nurse themed cake at the Trust's main office in Brockworth.

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.