Further service added to Gloucestershire’s COVID vaccine programme

Additional COVID-19 vaccination services for the top priority groups will be delivered at Badham Pharmacy in Bishops Cleeve from today as the NHS continues to extend the biggest vaccination programme in its history. Gloucestershire has already established a successful GP-led network of community vaccination centres and mobile services across the county, which have, and continue to make, enormous progress on vaccinating priority groups. The opening of Badham Pharmacy in Bishops... Read More

Gloucestershire extends COVID vaccine programme

Additional COVID-19 vaccination services will begin to be delivered at Boots Pharmacy in Gloucester and at the SkillZONE in Tuffley from today as the NHS accelerates the biggest vaccination programme in its history. Gloucestershire has already established a successful GP led network of community vaccination centres and mobile services across the county, which have, and continue to make, enormous progress on vaccinating priority groups. Boots in Gloucester is one of the first of... Read More

County close to over 80’s milestone as next priority groups begin to be contacted

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire have praised GP surgery teams, community NHS services and volunteers following news that the vast majority of people in the over 80s priority group have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccinations have also been carried out in nearly every older people’s care home, under the care of Gloucestershire GP practices. The remaining homes will be visited in the near future. In total, close to 60,000 people in the top... Read More

NHS in Gloucestershire continues to step up COVID-19 response in the face of unprecedented pressure

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire have said that they are working as one to maintain essential services as the COVID-19 situation places unprecedented pressure on the county’s NHS. Last week, the NHS issued a plea for local people to follow the new lockdown restrictions to the letter to save lives and protect health and care services. They have warned of rising hospital admissions and a potential surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks. The last few weeks have seen... Read More

NHS and social care leaders are urging everyone to follow new lockdown measures and point to significant progress with COVID-19 vaccination

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire are today urging people to follow the new restrictions to the letter to save lives and protect the NHS. They have warned of rising hospital admissions and a potential surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks. The last few weeks have seen a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 positive patients being admitted to hospitals around the county, with numbers 60% higher than at the peak of the first wave. This puts enormous pressure on local... Read More