Pharmacy Services Survey

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking the views of anyone who uses or would like to use the services offered by community pharmacies or GP dispensaries.  Responses will inform the Gloucestershire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, used to plan and commission future pharmaceutical services.  Closing date: 27 September. Find the survey at

Help shape school nursing and health visiting services

Families are being asked for their input on ideas to develop school nursing and health visiting services in the county.

Working together with Gloucestershire Care Services, the county council is bringing together health visiting and school nursing into a single service for all children aged 0-19 and their families.

As part of this work, there are opportunities to make changes so that the services work better for people. The council wants to hear from parents to be, parents, guardians and young people in particular about what the proposals mean for them.

There are five topics in the survey:

  • Two year old health check – helping more parents access the health check
  • Baby hubs – helping parents meet other parents and learn from each other
  • School nursing hubs – bringing school nursing to more parents, children and young people in the county
  • One to one support – designing a consistent approach to common issues
  • Hearing screening – helping hearing problems to be identified earlier

Find the survey and more information at and a dedicated young people’s survey at . It is open until 19 November.

Public consultation events will be held at the following locations from 10am to 3pm:

  • Coleford, Clock Tower roundabout – 5 October
  • Cheltenham, town centre High Street – 11 October
  • Stroud, Kings Street – 16 October

For more information contact Suzie Lane or Julie Craig at Gloucestershire County Council.

Consultation on how to boost full time youth volunteering

This consultation is seeking views on the benefits and barriers of full-time social action for young people to inform an independent review.

It will consider what the voluntary sector, industry and, if needed, government can do to support full-time volunteering. The review will gather evidence on the current opportunities available, the current status of full-time volunteers, the impact of full-time social action on young people and their communities, the barriers facing participants and providers, and how the UK compares to other countries’ provision of full-time social action opportunities.

The review is seeking evidence from a wide range of stakeholders to inform its recommendations and is particularly interested in hearing from young people, whether they undertake social action on a full-time or part-time basis, or not at all, as well as from organisations which offer opportunities and / or benefit from social action by young people.

Read more at  The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 13 October 2017.

Forest Routes evaluation

Forest Routes a community transport partnership in the Forest of Dean requires an evaluation report.  The evaluation will inform the partnership how best to further community transport in the district and the county.  For an information pack please email The closing date is 31 October.