Health & Wellbeing


Useful contacts

Change 4 Life

  • Advice, ideas and support:

Advice and help to quit smoking

  • The local healthy lifestyles service can be contacted on 0800 122 3788

Healthy Lifestyles team

  • If you live in Gloucestershire, the Healthy Lifestyles team is on hand to help and support you. Visit or call 0800 122 3788

Let's talk

  • Local help and support:
    0800  073 2200

Our vision

We want to be recognised as a health-promoting Trust – making an active contribution to promoting and improving the wider health and well-being of those we come into contact with.

Our ambitions

We have identified three broad ambitions, reflecting the three groups of people with which we come into contact – patients, staff, visitors and the wider community.  

  • Every patient contact will count for promoting health and well-being
  • Every employee will be supported to improve their health and well-being
  • The wider community will also benefit through our involvement in the broader countywide health and well-being agenda

People in hospital may be more receptive to messages about promoting health and to information from healthcare professionals. The NHS, our Trust, and our staff – we all have a responsibility to lead by example.

We have just produced our second Health & Wellbeing strategy, which has been developed by our Trust’s Health and Wellbeing Group and which provides a focus for this area of our activities.

We also have a Staff Health & Wellbeing strategy that has been produced in conjunction with our staff side representatives and another which is focused on our Patients.

In 2017 we published our final strategy in this series, focusing on our work in the wider community.
We recognise that beyond fulfilling the core role of an acute Hospitals Trust, of diagnosing, treating and caring for our patients, we also have the opportunity to contribute to the wider health and wellbeing of the people of Gloucestershire.

You can also read some case studies from our patients.

Health & Wellbeing strategy 2015 Staff, health & wellbeing strategy 2015  



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Our staff

Every employee is supported to improve their personal health & wellbeing. We have an entire programme for staff called Better for You

Our patients

With many thousands of admissions and outpatient contacts every year, we are well placed to ensure that every contact counts. 


Our community

We recognise our responsibility to the wider population of Gloucestershire and work with partner organisations to achieve this.. 


How can I be healthier?

Links to some of the best advice out there, including links to the best new health-related apps.