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Health awareness event will support patient and their families living with cancer

12th March 2018

A local GP practice and their patient participation group are hosting an event with two eminent specialists in Bowel Cancer to support patients and their families living with the disease.

Quorn Medical Centre is inviting people to the Health Awareness Event on Saturday 17 March 2018 at Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, LE12 8BB between 1pm and 4pm.

Don’t let the “Beast from the East” take your breath away

1st March 2018

Doctors from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging residents to take care in the freezing conditions predicted for the rest of the week,

Residents who are older and frail, as well as people living with respiratory conditions, such as Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be particularly affected by cold temperatures.

These temperatures can make it harder to breathe and trigger symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.

Patients with prostate cancer choosing care closer to home

23rd February 2018

An increasing number of patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who have received treatment for prostate cancer, are benefitting from a new option to receive care closer to home. Since the remote monitoring service was introduced in December 2016, almost 600 patients have chosen to have follow-up checks at their local GP practice, instead of having to go to hospital.

New, simpler test introduced for patients with bowel problems

15th February 2018

Clinicians and health organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have introduced a new approach to testing bowel problems, with the aim of speeding up diagnosis for patients.

Previously, patients with symptoms that could indicate bowel cancer were all referred, by their GP, to University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust (UHL) for a colon scan. This involves the use of dye and X-rays to examine the inside of the bowel. However, some patients are now being given an initial simple test that they can carry out in the privacy of their own home.

What’s your experience of the repeat prescription process?

24th January 2018

West Leicestershire CCG is undertaking a review of repeat prescription processes, to understand if there are ways they can be improved for patients, pharmacies and practices.

Patients who regularly request repeat medicines via their GP, pharmacist or another service are being invited to answer a short survey about how they manage their repeat prescriptions and how well they think the process works for them. The feedback from the survey will be used to determine if improvements can be made and how any potential changes might impact patients.


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