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... Read More

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

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

Vaccination programme update: COVID boosters and vaccine offer for all 12 to 15 year olds

The NHS in Gloucestershire is reassuring people who are eligible for a COVID booster that they will receive an invitation from local NHS services to book in for their vaccination when the time is right, there is no need for them to contact their GP surgery at this time. This comes as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination... Read More

COVID-19 vaccination centre in Berkeley Vale to relocate to South Gloucestershire and Stroud College campus, Berkeley Green

The COVID-19 community vaccination centre at Vale Community Hospital will move to a new location from Monday 23 August. Local GP practices in Berkeley Vale will continue to work together, offering vaccination appointments from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College campus at Berkeley Green. The change is taking place as Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHC)... Read More

Vaccination programme update: 16- and 17-year olds to receive invitation from local NHS services soon

The NHS in Gloucestershire is reassuring young people aged 16 or 17 that they will receive an invitation from local NHS services to book in for their vaccination soon, there is no need for them to contact their GP surgery at this time. This follows recent announcements from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that all 16 and 17-year olds should be offered... Read More

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,... Read More