NHS patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland may be asked for permission to share their medical records when they are referred from one NHS service to another.
Today, electronic records are kept in all the places where you receive healthcare. These places can usually only share information from your records by letter, email, fax or phone. At times this can slow down your treatment and mean information about you is hard to access.
People living in West Leicestershire have been inspired to make the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle through the New Year, New You campaign run by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) during January.
The campaign has been a hit with the local community, with more than 1,200 people visiting WL CCG’s website www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/newyear for information on giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol and losing weight.
Local people are being invited to have their say on proposals that will make Ashby community health services fit for the future.
A public consultation launched on Thursday 6 February 2014 for nine weeks asking people to give their feedback on two options on the future of services available from Ashby and District Hospital.
The consultation is being run by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG), which plans and purchases local healthcare, and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides the community health services in the county.
The public are invited to attend the next Board meeting of NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to be held from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday 11 February, in boardrooms 1 and 2 at the CCG’s headquarters at 55 Woodgate, Loughborough, LE11 2TZ.