Local health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging patients in the community to plan so they know what to do if they or those they are caring for need medical care during the course of the upcoming industrial action from the British Medical Association (BMA) by junior doctors.
West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, on behalf of the three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, today announced that they would be reviewing the way Non-Emergency Patients Transport Services (NEPTS) are delivered in the area, to pave the way for a re-procurement process. The service is currently delivered by Arriva Transport Solutions.
West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Adams to their governing body. Ms Adams will be the lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, providing assurance that public and patients are involved at all stages of the commissioning process.
NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded over £220,000 in grants to voluntary groups who work with the most vulnerable groups in society, supporting them to access health care and support.
This is the first round of funding from the CCG’s innovative “Social Seeding” project, a £360,000 scheme run in partnership with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, which aims to target those groups who can be marginalised from mainstream society and may struggle to access health care. The grants have been awarded to projects starting in 2016.
Clinical Commissioning Groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have put new schemes in place to provide additional appointments for those who need them across the winter period.
They are also reminding people to prepare for the Christmas Holidays and make sure they know how they can access healthcare over the festive period, particularly when GP surgeries are closed.