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New Engagement Officer joins Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire's new Engagement Officer Suzie Compton is looking forward to meeting local people to listen to their views on health and care services in the county. Suzie has previously worked at Longfield Hospice in Minchinhampton as a Volunteer Manager...

Healthwatch Gloucestershire launches drive for more volunteers

A new campaign has been launched to recruit volunteers to help shape local health and care services in Gloucestershire. The county's independent health and care champion - Healthwatch Gloucestershire - is looking for people from all backgrounds to join its voluntary...

South West Clinical Senate’s survey on Biological Medicine

On 6th December, the South West Clinical Senate will be deliberating the use of biosimilar medicines. This topic will look at current biologic medicines (medicines that are grown in a lab as opposed to chemically developed medicines) which are coming off patent and...

New Volunteer Officer joins Healthwatch Gloucestershire

The new Volunteer Officer for Healthwatch Gloucestershire aims to recruit more people to join the organisation to help shape local health and care services. Kay Bunyan, from Gloucester, has joined the county’s independent health and care champion Healthwatch...

What it’s really like to be discharged from hospital?

Significant attention given to improving discharge processes in recent years Over 2,000 people, family and staff share their stories to help gauge progress Common failings continue to persist including problems sorting medication, transport and community care support...

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