West Leicestershire Clinical Commission Group (CCG), the organisation which buys and commissions healthcare services in West Leicestershire, has completed an innovative piece of research to help improve the care that people receive in nursing and residential care homes.
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.
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.
The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are reviewing the process for repeat prescriptions and are inviting people to share their views. A repeat prescription is for medication that a doctor has authorised on a patient’s file which can be supplied for a certain period of time, and on a regular basis without having to see the doctor each time.
In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we are working to provide urgent care which is patient centred, supporting them to navigate a seamless journey through health and social care, and making sure they get the right care, first time.
As part of this work we are currently looking at a pilot scheme which will enhance the services offered by NHS 111, offering access to health and care specialists for appropriate patients over the phone and streamlining the navigation through health and social care services for patients who need it.