NHS in Gloucestershire hits half a million COVID-19 vaccination milestone

Vaccination teams across Gloucestershire have been widely praised as yet another major COVID-19 vaccination milestone is surpassed in the county today, with 500,000 doses given. Over 150,000 second doses have also been given in Gloucestershire, which NHS leaders have described as a ‘remarkable effort.’ If they have not already been in contact, local GP services will be in touch as soon as supplies allow offering first dose appointment slots locally to people between the ages... Read More

Over 145,000 second vaccination doses delivered in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s GP leaders are continuing to urge residents who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination to attend their second dose appointments as planned. The large majority of people aged 50 years or over and people with underlying health conditions have had their first doses, and it is important that when the time comes they attend their second dose appointment to get the best long-term protection from the virus. Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning... Read More

NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire ease hospital visiting restrictions

With transmission rates continuing to reduce, the successful vaccination roll out in full swing and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown continuing on track, the NHS in Gloucestershire has reviewed arrangements for visiting in the county’s hospitals. From Monday 26 April, one visitor per patient will be allowed in the county’s hospitals for one hour each day. Visitors must be a close contact (from the same household or family bubble) and must book visits beforehand,... Read More

NHS provides reassurance to people in COVID-19 vaccination priority groups

GP leaders in the county are reassuring people aged 45-49 that residents will not need to travel outside of the county for their COVID-19 vaccination if they do not wish to. Local GP services will be in touch soon, if they haven’t already, to offer an appointment slot locally to people aged 45-49 at one of 10 Primary Care Network GP-led vaccination centres across the county. Residents are politely asked not to call their GP surgery – they WILL be in contact. Many people... Read More