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Asthma suffers warned of risks of flu

21st October 2016

People with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions are being urged by health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get vaccinated from flu, in order to protect themselves this winter.

People who suffer from asthma but control it well, using inhalers or following an asthma plan, often think that the flu jab isn’t free for them or, as their asthma is under control, they wouldn’t need it.

30% of eligible patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland still not taking up the flu jab

20th September 2016

Flu might be the last thing on many people’s minds at the moment, but a call is going out to thousands of people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) not to put their lives at risk by not taking advantage of their free flu vaccination.

In England one in three people are entitled to a free flu vaccination, yet last year only 70% of those eligible in LLR took up the offer, leaving thousands of people at risk of catching the potentially deadly illness rather than have the ‘flu jab’, possibly ending up in A&E or being admitted to hospital.

West Leicestershire CCG event to inform patients about local health services

25th August 2016

The organisation which commissions NHS services in West Leicestershire, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is inviting residents to find out more about local health services and how they are run.

The event will take place on Tuesday 20 September 2016, at Burleigh Court, Loughborough LE11 3GR, starting at 5pm with registration, refreshments and an exhibition of local providers and services.

Don’t let the warmer weather take your breath away

19th August 2016

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 heats up.


Over 900,000 people in the UK are currently living with COPD, and it can make summer a struggle rather than a pleasure. Heat, humidity and sudden changes in weather can make it harder to breathe and trigger symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.


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