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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Cinderford District Nursing TeamA Gloucester volunteer with more than 50 years’ service, a tireless advocate for homeless healthcare and a team of community nurses who provide end-of-life care were among the stars at a recent NHS awards ceremony.
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust held its second annual Celebrating You awards on Thursday (May 21), with three separate showcase events held across the county and attended by more than 150 colleagues and volunteers from health and social care.

Presenting the awards, Paul Jennings, Trust chief executive, said: “These awards are a real opportunity to say “thank you” to the outstanding individuals and teams who work across the Trust’s community health and adult social care services, providing support to local people. We received 168 nominations this year, and I know everyone always says it, but it really was difficult to pick our finalists!

"It was an honour to hear members of staff talking so passionately about the work that colleagues are doing day in, day out, and to come together to recognise their dedication and compassion.” 

Ceri Skinner smallDistrict Nursing Sister Ceri Skinner is planning a hair-raising Valentine’s Day to raise money for Cancer Research

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Staff at Tewkesbury Community Hospital were celebrating last week after a successful and enjoyable opening ceremony performed by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

Gloucestershire Care Services has published its annual equality report, celebrating the progress made over the past 12 months to advance equality and embrace diversity. It also highlights areas for improvement and makes recommendations for priorities for 2015.

Tewkesbury Hospital is set to be honoured with a visit from HRH The Princess Royal to mark its official opening.

The purpose-built hospital will play host to The Princess Royal, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, for an official opening ceremony on Wednesday, January 28 2015.

Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust which runs the hospital, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming The Princess Royal to mark the opening of our hospital in Tewkesbury, which has been providing a first class service since its completion.”

Patients who need to access health services across Gloucestershire are being reminded today that they could be seen in a more appropriate and timely fashion if they choose the right service.

Emergency departments at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals are experiencing high levels of demand as patients continue to seek NHS treatment.

The College of Emergency Medicine, which represents casualty department doctors, believes that between 15 and 30 per cent of patients attending emergency departments could be treated elsewhere.

Robust plans have been in place to help manage increased demand. Measures include increasing the number of staff at the emergency department, increasing the beds available across Gloucestershire and promoting community alternatives to hospital admission with health professionals.

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At the start of every public Board meeting, clinicians share patient stories which showcase the work of the team and share the experience of their patients and service users.

Kingsholm Stadium played host to a different type of scrum on Tuesday at the first annual general meeting of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.

Around 250 people packed out the stadium’s 1873 Suite as the Trust showcased some of the services it provides to around 600,000 people countywide.

The afternoon event featured free health checks, a Pilates class, Stoptober display, information on the Trust’s new rapid response service and a first look at the new website of the revamped community equipment service.