May 2017

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs support call for more awareness of dementia

18th May 2017

Health bosses at Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are calling for more awareness of dementia to help those affected by the condition.

The call comes as part of Dementia Awareness Week, a week of national campaigning on the illness, which affects one in three people over 65.

Latest figures show just over 3000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in East Leicestershire and Rutland. Health experts anticipate this figure will rise by as much as 70 per cent in the coming years, with an ageing population in the region.

Advice for patients - Ransomware attack

15th May 2017

A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected. Below is guidance for those accessing the NHS over the coming days.

Planned treatment and outpatient appointments

Dying Matters for the residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

9th May 2017

Health leaders at in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraging people in West Leicestershire to make arrangements for what happens at the end of their life and make sure their wishes are known.

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week[1], which runs from May 8-14, people are being urged to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement and to consider how they would like to be cared for.