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Healthwatch Gloucestershire Local voices improving local health and social care

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.

Events

Sep 03 2016

"My MS, My Life" - Multiple Sclerosis Society Event

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

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News

  • Have your say on the county's Healthwatch service
    30 August 2016 Have your say on the county's Healthwatch service

    Gloucestershire County Council wants to hear from members of the public on the future direction of the county's health and social care consumer watchdog. The existing Healthwatch contract comes to an end in March of next year, and the council wants residents' views to help design a new service to start in April 2017.

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