South Glos residents asked for views on NHS and its future priorities

South Gloucestershire residents are being asked to put forward their views about the NHS, locally and nationally, and what they think its future priorities should be. South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the body responsible for planning and buying healthcare for the local population, is organising the survey to find out the views of local people. It forms part of

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Have your say on South Glos Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Consultation has begun on South Gloucestershire’s first Health and Wellbeing Strategy and local people are being encouraged to have their say. Prepared by the district’s Health and Wellbeing Board, the strategy sets out a series of priorities to make sure that South Gloucestershire’s health and care services meet the needs of local people in the coming years. Among its draft

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Committee vote secures sustainable high-quality home care service for all

Proposals to ensure a high-quality and sustainable ‘home care’ service for the district’s residents have been approved by South Gloucestershire Council’s Adults & Housing Committee. Committee members voted in favour of a new model for the council’s in-house home care service which will see all care commissioned from the independent sector. As part of the model, the council will also

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Councillors approve action plan to strengthen adult safeguarding system

South Gloucestershire councillors today approved a detailed action plan setting out measures to strengthen the council’s adult safeguarding service following publication of the Winterbourne View Hospital Serious Case Review. The plan builds on the urgent review and improvement action taken when events at Winterbourne View Hospital came to light. It also describes the range of actions that the council will

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Board publishes independent report into Winterbourne View abuse scandal

South Gloucestershire’s multi-agency Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) has published an independent Serious Case Review into the events at the Winterbourne View private hospital in Bradley Stoke. The review was commissioned by the SAB following the disclosure last year of the abuse of adults with learning disabilities and autism at the 24-bed private hospital owned and operated by Castlebeck Ltd. Prepared

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NHS launches survey on care in the community

NHS South Gloucestershire has launched a questionnaire for patients, family members and carers to share their views on South Gloucestershire’s current range of community health services and what needs to be provided in the future. South Gloucestershire’s community health services provide a range of nursing care in people’s own homes, community specialist clinics and in Henderson Ward at Thornbury Hospital.

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Chair announced for NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Glos

The NHS has announced today that Stephen Harrison has been appointed chairman of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust cluster. The PCT cluster is the executive and governance function of the three PCTs for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, who collectively commission £1.5 billion worth of health services for their populations of around one million

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