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West Leicestershire commissioners officially ruled “outstanding”

21st July 2017

Health commissioners responsible for buying NHS services for the people of West Leicestershire have officially been recognised as “outstanding”.

NHS England, the national regulator, has published annual assurance ratings for all 207/9 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country. West Leicestershire CCG is one of only XX CCGs in the country to have received the highest possible rating.

Medicines available over the counter

18th July 2017

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to understand how people would be affected if they had to buy certain over the counter medicines, instead of requesting a prescription for some minor conditions.

Minor ailments, such as hay fever, athlete’s foot and mild eczema are treatable with medicines which can be purchased without prescription from a pharmacist. Local pharmacists or chemists are highly knowledgeable about a wide range of minor conditions and can offer patients advice about the best course of treatment.

As children finish school, make sure they stay safe this summer

14th July 2017

With schools across the county soon closing for the summer holidays, health professionals want to make sure all parents are well prepared for a safe summer.

Cuts, bruises and sunburn are all potential accidents which may occur, so it’s good to have essential over the counter medicines/treatments ready beforehand just in case anything happens.

Our statement on the amended Continuing Health Care - Settings of Care policy report

11th July 2017

A spokesperson from West Leicestershire CCG said “We support the key principle of updating the Continuing Health Care - Settings of Care policy to ensure the ongoing quality and safety of services delivered to patients, as well as making the most effective use of our resources. Following a detailed discussion of the report at our Governing Board meeting today, we have agreed to defer the decision to approve a final policy until early 2018.

Add repeat prescriptions to your holiday essentials planning

29th June 2017

Off on your holidays soon? If so, make sure you add ordering your repeat prescription to the list of pre-holiday essentials planning.

Local people are being urged to make sure they have the medications they need while they enjoy a break to avoid the hassle of trying to order an emergency prescription, particularly if they are away from home. Not ordering the medicines you need could spoil your holiday and of course have an impact on your health and wellbeing.

Local GPs join the Governing Body of NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

26th June 2017

Two local GPs from West Leicestershire will be championing the needs of patients and GPs in the area, as a newly appointed Governing Body members for NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Dr Nil Sanganee, 40, a GP in Ashby-de-le-Zouch and Dr. James Ogle, 32, a GP in Hinckley and Bosworth will be joining the Governing Body, who oversees the planning and purchasing of health services in West Leicestershire.

Health colleagues congratulate local GP on election success to a Royal College

20th June 2017

NHS clinicians and colleagues in health from West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have congratulated Professor Mayur Lakhani for his election as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Mayur, who is the Chair of West Leicestershire CCG and a prominent local GP based in Sileby, will begin his new role as President for a two-year term from November 2017 until November 2019

West Leicestershire CCG lends support to National Care Home Open Day

16th June 2017

National Care Home Day is being held on Friday, 16 June 2017. This a UK wide initiative where care homes open their doors to their local people to help create lasting links between the care home residents and their local communities.

The theme for this year is “Friendship” and focuses on joining together for a Big Lunch. It aims to get as many people as possible to share lunch together in an act of friendship that will encourage communities to connect and help to prevent isolation amongst those who may be living alone.


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