May 2013

Loughborough Urgent Care Centre officially opened by MP

29th May 2013

The official opening of Loughborough Urgent Care Centre has been carried out by local MP Nicky Morgan, ahead of a busy Bank Holiday weekend, which saw the service used by 436 patients.

Among those attending Friday’s (24 May) launch at Loughborough Community Hospital were patient representative groups, councillors, members of voluntary and support organisations, East Midlands Ambulance Service, staff and others who have played a key role in helping to shape services provided by the new centre.

Public invited to give their views on GP Out of Hours service

22nd May 2013

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting members of the public to have their say on plans to develop GP Out of Hours services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


A new contract for the Out of Hours service, which patients call for medical advice when their GP surgery is shut, together with the future NHS 111 phone service, will be commissioned jointly by West Leicestershire, East Leicestershire and Rutland and Leicester City CCGs.


Deciding Right guide helps to put patients in control

13th May 2013

A new guide which tackles the difficult subject of care and treatment towards the end of a patient’s life is being launched during Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Deciding Right – Planning your care in advance aims to help patients think about what care they may want to receive in the future should they become seriously ill, disabled or unable to make decisions for themselves.


Extension to NHS 111 local launch

13th May 2013

It has today been announced that the roll-out of the new non-emergency NHS 111 telephone service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) will now not launch in June as previously planned.

The decision has been made by the three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) responsible for planning and buying many of the health services needed by patients in LLR, and which took over full responsibility from the previous primary care trusts on April 1, 2013.