The Falls Assessment and Education Service aims to reduce the number of people falling or at risk of falling in Gloucestershire through effective falls prevention information, education, assessment and intervention.

We have clinical specialist physiotherapists, each based in a different locality across the county. The physiotherapists provide specialist falls assessment with a focus on mobility, physical activity, balance and strength. This may be an outpatient appointment or
may take place in the place of residence.

Advice and information will be given to reduce the risk factors with onward referral and signposting as necessary.

Please follow the link for the Falls Assessment and Education Service online referral form.


Medical Falls Assessment Clinics

Our physiotherapists also support consultant and medical-led falls assessment clinics in Gloucestershire Royal, Cheltenham General, Tewkesbury and Dilke hospitals.

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From September 2017, children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be offered a seasonal flu vaccination. This will be offered in school as well as other community settings.

The vaccine helps protect children from influenza, which can be a very nasty illness. It may also reduce the chance of adults - especially those at greater risk of flu - from getting the virus from children in their family. In areas where the flu vaccine in schools was piloted, less flu was detected across all age groups.

 

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The vaccine will be given as a nasal spray, which cannot cause flu but will build up the child's immunity to the virus. There may be minor side-effects including a runny nose, headache, tiredness or some loss of appetite.

One of the pilot areas, Leicester, has produced a short video for children about the vaccination programme. You can view that here.

Information and leaflets on the vaccination are available on the NHS Choices webpage which you can find here.

Information Leaflets

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Protecting your child against flu: download it here

 

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 All about flu and how to stop getting it (EasyRead): download it here

 

 Flu Immunisation information for headteachers

 Flu advice for headteachers: download it here

 

 

 

Information for Parents and Families

 

Who are we?
The Gloucestershire Community Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy Service aims to support children & young people with a range of conditions by providing them and their families with support, advice and physical intervention to promote optimum outcome for the child and their family.

Who do we see?
Children’s Physiotherapy is a countywide specialist physiotherapy service for children and young people aged 0-16 years (16-19 in full time education), their families and carers, providing physiotherapy in both the hospital and community settings.

What to expect
We aim to provide an effective, safe, high quality service along with its partners and skilled workforce. The service provides assessment, advice and physiotherapy management of any childhood condition to promote the health and physical development of each individual.  Treatment is planned around the child and families’ individual needs. The length of the treatment will vary for each child and condition. Children and young people are regularly re-assessed to evaluate progress and parents/carers are actively involved in the child’s physiotherapy programme.  We also offer group work, including a lower limb class and hydrotherapy.

What should I wear?
Please bring shorts and a vest to your appointment. You may be asked to undress in order for the physiotherapist to complete a thorough assessment.

How can I get the best out of my treatment?
Your physiotherapist will help you decide your aims of physiotherapy.  With your physiotherapist you will be able to plan how you will meet these aims. This will involve treatment from your physiotherapist  and activities and advice for you to complete at home independently, often daily.  It is very important that you comply with your programme and contact your physiotherapist if you are unable to do so. At each appointment your physiotherapist will review your aims and your programme and help you progress these in order to meet you goals.

Where will I be seen?
The Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy service is provided in a variety of locations and settings. Access to physiotherapy is in the most appropriate setting for their assessment, treatment and ongoing support, enabling them to achieve their outcomes. This may be at a clinic, in a hospital, at a children’s centre, in school or at home. We also run aqua therapy sessions and lower limb classes.

When can I be seen?
The service operates from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, with some staff working flexibly to meet additional need. Some bases also offer evening clinics.
We aim to see you within 8 weeks of you being referred to our service.

 

Contact Us



Specialist Service Lead for Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy
Stacey Rees
Tel: 0300 421 6972

Cheltenham Locality
Cheltenham General Hospital        0300 422 3041
George Moore Clinic                      0300 422 3041
Independent Living Centre             0300 422 3041

Gloucester Locality
Quedgeley Clinic                            0300 421 6973
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital      0300 421 6973
Newent Clinic                                  0300 421 6973

Forest of Dean Locality            
Dilke Memorial Hospital                0300 421 8570

Cotswold Locality
Stroud General Hospital              0300 421 8031
Vale Community Hospital             0300 421 8494
Cirencester Hospital                     01285 884677

Special Schools
The Milestone School                 01452 311141
Betteridge School                       01242 514934
Paternoster School                      01285 652480
Heart of the Forest School          01594 822175

 

 

Information for Parents and Families

Who are we?
As part of Gloucestershire’s Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy Service we have physiotherapists who work in the Children’s Centre in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. These physiotherapists aim to support children & young people who are in hospital by providing them and their families with support, advice and physical intervention to promote optimum outcome for the child and their family during their hospital stay and often on their return home.

What do we see?
We see any child or young person who has been admitted to the Children’s Wards at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital who require physiotherapy intervention. This may be following surgery, for a chest condition, following a broken bone or receiving oncology treatment. We also have a physiotherapist who works with young babies and their families on the neonatal unit.

What to expect?
We aim to provide an effective, safe, high quality service and work closely with other healthcare staff on the children’s wards. A physiotherapist will provide assessment, advice and physiotherapy treatment to promote the rehabilitation of each individual.  Treatment is planned around the child and families’ individual needs. The length and frequency of the treatment will vary for each child and condition.

When can I be seen?
The physiotherapy in-service operates from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.#

 

Contact Us


Specialist Service Lead for Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy
Stacey Rees
Tel: 0300 421 6972

Cheltenham Locality
Cheltenham General Hospital        0300 422 3041
George Moore Clinic                      0300 422 3041
Independent Living Centre             0300 422 3041

Gloucester Locality
Quedgeley Clinic                            0300 421 6973
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital      0300 421 6973
Newent Clinic                                  0300 421 6973

Forest of Dean Locality            
Dilke Memorial Hospital                0300 421 8570

Cotswold Locality
Stroud General Hospital              0300 421 8031
Vale Community Hospital             0300 421 8494
Cirencester Hospital                     01285 884677

Special Schools
The Milestone School                 01452 311141
Betteridge School                       01242 514934
Paternoster School                      01285 652480
Heart of the Forest School          01594 822175

 

 

 

Children's Physio Direct
0300 421 6980
Parents, young people and children in Gloucestershire have access to advice through Children’s Physiotherapy Direct. A qualified children’s physiotherapist will provide a telephone assessment, advice and onward referral if appropriate.

Children’s Physiotherapy Direct is available Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 9am to 12pm.

Referrals
Referrals are also accepted in writing from GPs, Consultants or other healthcare professionals.
Written referrals can be sent to –
The Children’s Physiotherapy Service
Quedgeley Clinic
St James
Gloucester
GL2 4WD

Online referrals
Referrals can also be made online. Please follow this link to the referral form

 

Childrens Physio resizeInformation for Families and Carers

Who are we?
As part of Gloucestershire’s Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy Service we have physiotherapists who work in specials schools across the county. These physiotherapists aim to support children & young people by providing them and their families with support, advice and physical intervention to promote optimum outcome for the child both whilst they are at school and at home.

What do we see? 
Children’s Physiotherapy is a countywide specialist physiotherapy service for children and young people up to 19 years old in full time education. We work with children with a variety of presentations and conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Conditions, Down’s Syndrome and Developmental  Delay.
Physiotherapists work with children, their families and carers, and educational staff to improve a child’s access to the curriculum. This may include providing a physiotherapy programme that is carried out in school. It may be providing specialist equipment, postural management ideas and working alongside other healthcare professionals to encourage function, movement and posture. 

What to expect
We aim to provide an effective, safe, high quality service and work closely with other healthcare professionals and educational staff. A physiotherapist will provide assessment, advice and physiotherapy treatment to promote the function of each child and work towards shared goals.  Treatment is planned around the child and families’ individual needs. The type and frequency of the treatment will vary for each child and their individual needs.

When can I be seen?
The physiotherapy service operates within school hours, Monday to Friday, excluding school holidays.

How can i get the best our of my treatment?
Your physiotherapist will help you decide your aims of physiotherapy.  With your physiotherapist you will be able to plan how you will meet these aims. This will involve treatment from your physiotherapist, and possibly school staff and activities and advice for you to complete at home.  It is very important that you comply with your programme and contact your physiotherapist if you are unable to do so. Your physiotherapist will review your aims and your programme as needed and help you progress these in order to meet you goals.

Transition into Adult Care

Transition is the process of preparing, planning and moving from children’s to adult services. You or your child may have known your physiotherapist for a long time and we understand that it can be scary thinking about moving onto adult services. We aim to get you and your family involved in your transition so that we can support you through this process. We have now started using the Ready, Steady, Go transition programme.

Who is this for?
Children who are over 11 years old with a long-term condition.

You can ask your physiotherapist about Ready, Steady, Go! or find more information and downloads on our website here

 

Contact Us

The Milestone School             01452 311141
Betteridge School                   01242 514934
Paternoster School                 01285 652480
Heart of the Forest School      01594 822175
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Immunisation helps protect against serious diseases including influenza, measles, mumps, meningitis, polio and whooping cough. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are better able to fight these diseases if we come into contact with them.

Before vaccines were available, many children in the UK died from diseases such as whooping cough, measles and polio. Widespread immunisation programmes can contain and even eliminate diseases, making immunisation a major health success over the last 100 years.

Contact the team on 0300 421 8206 or 0300 421 8140 or email glos-care.immunisationteam@nhs.net

Below is information on a range of vaccinations offered by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.

You can also find more information on the NHS Choices website by following this link.

 

The complete immunisation schedule is available below, or you can download a copy pdfhere


Details of 2017 Summer Holiday Catch-Up Clinics for Year 9 children - covering Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio (DTP) and Meningitis (menACWY) - are available docxhere

If you care unsure if your chlid has received these vaccinations you can call 0300 421 1996 (9am to 4pm Mon to Fri).

 

Immunisation for Babies

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Download A guide to immunisations up to one year of age

 

Meningococcal B

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Download Protecting your baby against meningitis and septicaemia

Download Protecting your baby against meningitis and septicaemia - A 3-minute guide

Download Information about the MenB vaccine and paracetamol use

 

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

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Download Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

 

Immunisations before going to primary school

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Download Preparing for Primary School

HPV

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Download Your guide to the HPV vaccination

 

Immunisations for young people (vaccinations given at ages 11 to 19)

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Meningococcal ACWY

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