October Week 3

Saturday 17th October

Gloucestershire researchers win award from Royal College of General Practitioners (Citizen) 

Positive article with quote from Professor Peter Scanlon following the award, follows press release issued by our Communications Team

Quality is at the heart of new NHS Academy (Citizen) p21

News item lifted from our staff Magazine Outline

Sunday 18th October


Monday 19th October

Thanksgiving for staff in the NHS (Citizen) p15

Positive article following press release as issued by the Communications Team.

NHS staff are thanked with Cathedral date (Echo) p14

As above

Operation postponed (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

On the Anna King show at 9.45am, a patient speaks to the station after his surgery was rearranged at short notice due to high levels of emergency surgery. Audio available for 28 days following broadcast.


Tuesday 20th October

Are Gloucestershire's Hospitals ready for winter? (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

Steve Kitchen sits in on the Mark Cummings Breakfast show and interviews a Unison spokesman who claims we are not ready for winter and MP Alex Chalk who says he will be watching us very closely and said he will wait and see as to how we will cope and will hold us to account for the way we spend our budget - he is quizzed on the national recruitment crisis. Audio available for 28 days following broadcast.

Act now to stamp out mole concern (Echo/ Citizen) p23

Positive full page feature on moles following the national lines, with statement as provided by our skin cancer specialist nurse Louise Pound.

Wednesday 21st October

Hospital's care is second to none (Stroud News and Journal) p45

Positive feedback in the reader's letters page following treatment at GRH - the letter is written by Stroud District Councillor Steve Lydon.

'High risk' patients get free flu jabs (Citizen) p19

Short news item with quotes from Paul Byrne and Maggie Arnold regarding a trial Flu vaccination programme for vulnerable patients who attend our Outpatient Departments - follows a press release issued by our Communications Team.

Thursday 22nd October

Work related stress (ITV West)

Positive news feature regarding our choir and ways in which we as a Trust are tackling stress. In the 6pm and 7pm news programmes.

Prepare yourself for winter with a free flu vaccine (Citizen)

Positive article regarding our work to tackle flu and that of NHS England's flu vaccination campaign following a proactive press release as issued by our Communications Team

Hospital must not be left facing up to a winter of discontent (Echo) p11

MP Alex Chalk highlights the need for investment in CGH.


Friday 23rd October


Tweets of the week

GHNHSFT retweeted

Congratulations to Becki Clapton @gloshospitals winner Outstanding support to a young person award at #growglos 2015 showcase awards.

And another film for ED colleagues: How will SmartCare transform your working lives? bit.ly/1NSqjn1 @InterSystems