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Healthwatch Gloucestershire Local voices improving local health and social care

New local Healthwatch contract - please get involved!

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) is seeking the views of residents on the provision of local Healthwatch in Gloucestershire. A new contract for local Healthwatch will run from 1st April 2017.

Please share your views on what you value about Healthwatch Gloucestershire and how you currently get involved.

GCC are carrying out a survey to gather resident’s feedback - the survey will be open until 9th October

We would be really grateful if you would click on the link and complete the survey, it takes about 10 minutes. Many thanks for staying involved in the work we do.

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Minor Injuries and Illness (MIIU) review

On Tuesday 20th September, the Board of Gloucestershire Care Services met to evaluate the recent review into the opening times of the Trust’s seven MIIUs.

The Board made a unanimous decision to leave all the times unchanged, with the exception of MIIUs in Cirencester and Stroud which will close at 11pm starting later this year. 

Read more here.

Statement from HWG Chair regarding financial position of GHNHSFT

Healthwatch Gloucestershire Chair has released a statement regarding the financial position of GHNHSFT.

To read the statement, please click here.

Dementia care in hospital report published

Click here to read the full report and responses from partner organisations.

HWG want your views: Help improve how the NHS learns from unexpected deaths

The Care Quality Commission is looking at how NHS acute, community healthcare and mental health trusts investigate deaths and learn from them. HWG want to hear your views on this.

Click here for more information.

What is Gloucestershire's Sustainability & Transformation Plan?

In line with the Five Year Forward View for the NHS, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG) have been developing their local five-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Gloucestershire, which is currently in outline form. It describes their overall approach to achieving an improved and more sustainable health and care system.

To find out more, click here.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire Annual Report 2015-16 Published

Healthwatch Gloucestershire has now published the Annual Report for 2015-16.
To read the report, please click here.

Also available: Our year in numbers and plans for the year ahead

Hospital Discharge Report Published 

Click here to read the full report and responses from partner organisations.

Cross Border

If you live in England and are registered with a GP practice that is either in Wales or is registered with the NHS in Wales, then the way you are referred to a consultant will be different - visit the NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group page on Cross Border Healthcare for further details.

c-App: Disability Benefit Support Apps

seAp have launched a web-app that helps people through the medical assessment process for ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independence Payment).
For more information, please visit the website and Facebook page

Open Consultations

Joining Up Your Information (JUYI)

The NHS in Gloucestershire and the county council's social care are teaming up to improve the way they share patient and client information.

For more information, check out the dedicated page on the Healthwatch Gloucestershire website,  or visit the official project website: www.mylocalsharedcareinfo.org

Illness or injury?
Get health advice ASAP


The ASAP website and App allow users to 'Search by Service' or 'Search by Condition' - providing a step-by-step guide through symptoms, self-care and signposting to the appropriate NHS service/s. They can also find opening hours and service location information.

Local people are encouraged to add the website www.asapglos.nhs.uk to their favourites and download the App free from the App store (ASAP Glos NHS). People can also follow the campaign on social media, via Facebook (ASAP Gloucestershire NHS) and Twitter (@ASAPGlosNHS).
For more information about the services that pharmacies can offer, click here.

NHS Five Year Plan

A five-year plan for the NHS - called the NHS Forward View - has been produced, which highlights that an annual £30bn shortfall would open up by 2020 - read more.


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