January 2018

Help to protect yourself from infection and prevent the spread of flu this winter

19th January 2018

Health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to protect themselves against the flu this winter.

Once flu is circulating, apart from vaccination, good hand hygiene is the main way to prevent it spreading.

Dr James Ogle, GP in Leicestershire said: “Preventing the spread of germs is the most effective way to slow the spread of flu. And it’s easy to follow a few simple steps to help protect yourself and your loved ones this winter.

COPD and Asthma suffers urged to take care this winter

3rd January 2018

Doctors from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to understand how to manage their symptoms as the weather gets cold.

Over 900,000 people in the UK are currently living with COPD, and it can make winter a struggle. Cold temperatures and sudden changes in weather can make it harder to breathe and trigger symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.