December 2016

Christmas Pharmacy Opening Times in Leicestershire and Rutland

19th December 2016

As the Christmas holidays approach it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period.

Dr Aly Rashid, Medical Director for NHS England in Leicestershire and Rutland, said:

“A lot of people don’t realise how useful their pharmacy can be and they can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems, particularly winter illnesses such as sore throats and runny noses.

Parents in the East Midlands urged to spot the deadly signs of sepsis

16th December 2016

A nationwide campaign to help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives has been launched today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0-4 and will include a new film featuring mother and campaigner Melissa Mead, who lost her baby son William to sepsis in December 2014.

The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that there are more than 120,000 cases of sepsis and around 37,000 deaths each year in England.

Patients are urged to seek help early this winter

9th December 2016

Doctors in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to seek help early this winter if they fall ill, rather than waiting until their condition gets worse.

This is particularly important for those who are over 65s, children aged 0-5, and people who are living with a long term condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. These groups are more at risk of developing complications from minor illnesses such as coughs and colds.

Drop in session for patients at Centre Surgery

7th December 2016

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is offering people a chance to speak directly to commissioners about the future of Centre Surgery in Hinckley and Bosworth.

The CCG has started a process to ensure that GP services are maintained in The Centre Surgery in Hinckley, following communication from the current GPs that they will end their contract to provide GP care at the end of March 2017.