NHS in Gloucestershire hits one million doses of COVID-19 vaccination milestone

Vaccination teams across Gloucestershire have been praised as yet another major COVID-19 vaccination milestone is surpassed in the county, with one million doses given since the programme started in December 2020. Dr Andy Seymour, Clinical Chair, NHS Gloucestershire CCG, said: “This milestone should be celebrated as it represents the incredible dedication and hard work of vaccination teams in Gloucestershire. This has been a truly collaborative effort, with teams across the... Read More

COVID-19 vaccination: Drop-in clinics for 12-15-year olds

Wednesday 27 October 5.30pm-7.30pm – North Cotswold Hospital Thursday 28 October 1.40pm– 5.30pm – Old Cinderford Health Centre 3pm-7pm – Rosebank surgery, Gloucester 5.30pm-7.30pm – North Cotswold Hospital 5.30pm-7.30pm – Cheltenham East Fire Station Friday 29 October 8.45am-12.30pm and 1.40pm-5.30pm – Old Cinderford Health Centre 8.30am-12.30 and 1pm-4.30pm – Cirencester Hospital 8.30am-4pm – North Cotswold Hospital 2pm-5pm –... Read More

Additional COVID-19 vaccination offer for 12-15 year olds

The NHS in Gloucestershire has confirmed that additional vaccination services will soon be available in Gloucestershire for 12 to 15 year olds, with details to be announced early next week. Parents do not need to do anything at this stage, and they will not need to travel outside of the county to get their child a COVID-19 vaccination if they do not wish to. This offer is to complement the existing school-aged immunisation programme which is currently working hard to schedule... Read More

National announcement on GP services and support for GP surgery teams

Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Andy Seymour said: “Whilst additional funding for GP surgery services is to be welcomed, our local Practices have already been working incredibly hard in Gloucestershire to provide the best possible access to care under great pressure. The current number of in-person, face to face appointments in the county is increasing and is now almost back to pre-pandemic levels, whilst the total number of all appointments... Read More

Health and care services planning ahead for winter

Although winter will bring big challenges for the NHS and care sector this year, leaders say their services are working more closely than ever before to plan ahead and make best use of all available resources. To help, the public are also being urged to plan ahead, to prevent ill health wherever possible this winter. Dr Jeremy Welch, from NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Winter is always a tough time for health and care services. However, due to the increased... Read More

Gloucestershire residents urged to get their winter vaccinations as soon as possible

The NHS in Gloucestershire is urging people to come forward for their seasonal vaccinations as soon as they are invited to ensure they are protected from potentially serious illness this winter. GPs and community NHS teams across the county are offering the COVID-19 and flu vaccines to people who are most at risk of getting very ill. The following groups are eligible for one or both vaccines: over-50s (COVID booster and flu jab) people under 50 with certain health conditions... Read More