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... 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... 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... 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,... Read More

Significant progress with COVID-19 vaccinations in the county as the Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine is authorised for use

NHS leaders in Gloucestershire say that monumental efforts have been made by NHS staff, groups of GP Practices and volunteers in the county to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme with thousands already vaccinated. As of New Year’s Eve, over 5,000 frontline NHS, health and social care staff in the priority groups have so far received their first doses at the Edward Jenner... Read More

Tier 4 restrictions on hospital visiting introduced

Tier 4 restrictions on hospital visiting introduced   The government’s decision to move Gloucestershire into Tier 4 from today, 31 December, has an impact on visiting restrictions in the county’s hospitals. The NHS in Gloucestershire is therefore introducing new restrictions from today, in line with tier 4 requirements. The restrictions mean that visitors can comply with The... Read More

Care home vaccinations get underway in Cheltenham

Residents of a care home for older people in Cheltenham have received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the battle against COVID-19. Faithfull House was one of a small number of care homes to be selected by NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of a trial to ensure the vaccine could be safely effectively transported to staff and residents, so they don’t have to travel... Read More

GP Practice Teams make significant progress with COVID-19 vaccinations and explain the approach taken in the county

Deputy Clinical Chair at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Hein Le Roux said: “We are extremely proud of our GP practice teams, volunteers and community NHS colleagues for their outstanding and tireless efforts in getting the COVID-19 community vaccination programme off the ground. They have truly pulled out all the stops and have moved mountains in the face... Read More

Further community COVID-19 vaccination sites confirmed

The NHS in Gloucestershire is pleased to confirm further sites supporting COVID-19 community vaccination in the county. They are: Churchdown Community Centre Rowcroft Medical Centre, Stroud Old Cinderford Health Centre, Forest of Dean Cirencester Hospital Beeches Green Health Centre, Stroud. GP practice teams, with the support of local partners including volunteers, will start... Read More

Community COVID-19 vaccination of priority groups set to get underway from mid-week

GPs and community NHS teams in some areas of the county will start COVID-19 vaccination of priority groups, for example the over 80s, from mid-week (pending vaccine delivery) with other areas following very soon. Groups of GP practices are working closely together with community services to make this possible close to where people live. Gloucestershire has adopted an innovative... Read More