September 2017

More than a third of eligible patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland still not taking up the free flu jab

26th September 2017
Having the flu jab is one of the most important actions that people can take to protect their health in winter. People think flu is just like a bad cold, but in the East Midlands in 2015 15 people died due to influenza and 260 died in England. These figures are likely to be much higher because many more people die from complications caused by flu, such as pneumonia.

New integrated locality teams set to benefit our most vulnerable patients

8th September 2017

Local people with the greatest health need are being supported by three new integrated locality teams in Charnwood, North West Leicestershire and Hinckley and Bosworth.

Working jointly with local GP practices, the teams are jointly led by community nurses as well as colleagues from social care, GP federations and the councils in our three localities.

Local residents invited to meet new non-emergency patient transport provider

5th September 2017

Local residents and organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have been invited to meet the new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) provider on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

The event which runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, LE4 1EZ, is an opportunity for local people to hear about the service and personally meet and chat to transport staff from the newly appointed provider, TASL, who take over providing the service locally at the beginning of October.