June 2016

Patients reminded to seek help from NHS 111 for non-life threatening emergencies

21st June 2016

Clinicians in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to remember to call 111 for medical advice, unless it is a serious of life threatening emergency. The recent hot weather can cause dehydration and overheating, aggravating symptoms for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing, or are susceptible to heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

Have your say on possible changes to availability of paracetamol and gluten-free foods on prescription

15th June 2016

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR), who plan and pay for local healthcare services in the area, are investigating ways they can reduce the amount they spend on prescribing items which are also freely available to buy in supermarkets and community pharmacies.

New NHSCC report shows the impact that CCG nurses are making locally

8th June 2016

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) have today released a new report highlighting how the role of nurses on a CCG’s governing body has changed over time, empowering them to make more of a difference for their local patients and populations.

It reveals how many CCGs are now employing full time chief or executive nurses with responsibility for the day-to-day running of an element of the organisation, usually quality, going far beyond the legal requirement for a registered nurse to sit on their governing body.

West Leicestershire patients urged to sign up to their GP practice PPG and help to make a difference

6th June 2016
Patients in West Leicestershire are being encouraged to sign up to their local Patient Participation Group (PPG) and work in partnership with their GP surgery to help improve healthcare. PPG Awareness Week (6-11 June) is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P) to raise awareness of the importance of PPGs and the opportunity for people to get involved. In West Leicestershire there are 48 GP practices and they would all welcome new PPG members to help support with their activities.