July 2015

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to lead NHS into new era of urgent care

24th July 2015

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens and the NHS Five Year Forward View partners today (Friday) announced eight new vanguards that will launch the transformation of urgent and emergency care for more than nine million people.

This includes the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland System Resilience Group that will take the lead in improving urgent care for 1.1 million people in the area.

Be prepared for accidents during the summer holidays

9th July 2015

With the summer holidays about to start in Leicestershire, the NHS is encouraging parents to plan ahead and make sure they are fully prepared for the inevitable knocks, scrapes and grazes.

More than two million children under the age of 15 experience accidents in and around the home every year. Those under four years of age have the most bumps due to a combination of developing dexterity, curiosity and spirit of adventure1. Some basic first aid knowledge and supplies will help you cope when accidents happen.

Patient perspective report is a “shining example” of making a difference to healthcare

7th July 2015

A report by Healthwatch Leicestershire about a week spent at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) has been highly commended at the prestigious Healthwatch Network Awards of Achievement 2015.

The Awards showcase and reward the individuals and teams across the network who have demonstrated exceptional impact within local communities.


4th July 2015

New film urges people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to look out for and report signs of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

• Hard hitting film spells out the facts and dangers about FGM
• Impending summer holiday season a peak time for FGM activity
• Girls at risk of “procedure that will devastate her life for ever” warns leading FGM expert