NHS leaders in Gloucestershire confirm COVID-19 guidance will continue beyond 19 July

NHS leaders have confirmed that there will be no immediate changes to the current COVID-secure arrangements in healthcare settings from 19 July when restrictions are eased elsewhere. This means all staff, patients and visitors must continue to follow guidelines, including wearing a face covering and complying with social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as before. Craig Bradley, Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,... Read More

Grab a jab before it’s too late: vaccination sites in Gloucester and Cheltenham hold ‘last-chance’ drop-in clinics

Rosebank surgery, Gloucester Cheltenham East Fire Station Saturday 17 July 10am-2pm Two local GP-led vaccination sites are holding a ‘last chance’ drop-in service on Saturday 17 July for anyone over the age of 18 who has yet to take up the offer of their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The move comes as the NHS continues the final push to vaccinate as many people as possible before restrictions lift fully on 19 July. The bulk of vaccinations have, and continue to be,... Read More

COVID-19 vaccination: Three centres hold drop-in clinics for over 18s

Saturday 3 July 8:30am-12:00pm at Churchdown Community Centre, Gloucester 2.30pm- 5.30pm at Rowcroft Medical Centre, Stroud Saturday 3 July and Sunday 4 July 8.30am-4.00pm at Cirencester Hospital Three local GP-led vaccination sites are holding an additional ‘drop-in’ service this weekend in the Stroud, Cirencester and Gloucester areas – for anyone over the age of 18 who has yet to take up the offer of their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The bulk of vaccinations... Read More

Help your GP surgery to help you

GP surgery teams in Gloucestershire are being praised and thanked for leading the delivery of the county’s COVID vaccination programme and for the lives they have saved. Local NHS leaders have described this as a truly remarkable effort, achieved on top of an already extremely busy day-to-day workload providing medical care to patients. Helen Goodey, Director of Primary Care at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We are incredibly grateful to our GPs and... Read More