Pan Gloucestershire Hernia service

A new county-wide specialist community hernia service is now available for all patients registered with a GP practice in Gloucestershire. This service has been commissioned by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to create much needed additional capacity, reduce waiting times for patients and reduce the risk of patients operations being cancelled on or before the day of surgery, therefore improving patient experience. The new model supports the NHS Five Year Forward View and aspirations to support patients closer to their own homes.

Patients will be seen at The Aspen Centre, Gloucester. Those patients requiring surgery will be offered a full choice of hospital providers. Patients who are suitable for local anesthetic surgery will also be offered the choice of being treated within the operating theatre suite at The Aspen Centre.

Independent Health Group provides hernia services across Swindon, Wiltshire, Leicestershire and now Gloucestershire treating over 1,200 patients annually with excellent patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Claire Damen, Chief Executive said “We are delighted to be able to offer our well established community hernia service model for the benefit of patients in Gloucestershire where we aim to provide the same high quality, safe, effective care as in our hernia services elsewhere.”

To find out more about opportunities with Independent Health Group or to request more details about the new hernia service please contact us on 0333 0100 362