April 2017

Need immediate medical attention over Easter? There is only one number to call

11th April 2017

NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are reminding patients that NHS 111 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the holiday period to offer help to anyone with an immediate medical need.

This year many GP surgeries across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will close for four days from Good Friday (April 14) through Easter Monday (April 17), before re-opening on Tuesday 18 April.

New provider of non-emergency patient transport services announced to support patients

3rd April 2017

NHS commissioners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have announced their preferred bidder for non-emergency patient transport services (NEPTS).

Thames Ambulance Service Limited (TASL) is the preferred bidder to deliver a service that has been commissioned to provide high quality, dignified and safe NEPTS to patients, ensuring all eligible patients are able to travel to and from the community or acute health setting in a timely way which does not have an adverse impact on their medical condition.