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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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.

pupils from chesterton primary schoolHealth staff were sowing the seeds of a greener future at events celebrating NHS Sustainability day this week.


Mercia Adams HCA at The Vale using The Hydrant smallA simple, award-winning invention which helps keeps patients hydrated is being rolled out from hospital beds to community health services.

skillzone media pic oneThe hidden dangers of the home was the theme for the day when a group from Gloucester Hindu Elders group visited SkillZone in Gloucester recently. The session, organised by the health lifestyle service from Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, took place in a purpose built house, one of sixteen real-life scenarios inside Skillzone, based in Tuffley.

A roadshow to showcase the benefits and potential of Telecare will be on tour around the county from next week.

Telecare helps people stay safe and independent at home by placing discreet devices around the house which activate when help is needed. They can detect potential incidents like people falling, wandering, taking incorrect doses of medication, or alerting responders to fire, flooding, carbon monoxide or gas leaks.

A tug of war against larger than life cigarettes was held in Gloucester high street, with the city’s town crier joining NHS staff to do battle as part of national No Smoking Day on Wednesday 12 March.

The crier also added his voice to the day, promoting the Quit Shop on Southgate Street and reminding shoppers that a team of stop smoking advisers were offering free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for people wanting to quit.