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Public invited to join health leaders at Conference and AGM

14th August 2017

Members of the public have been invited to attend West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Conference, Annual General Meeting (AGM), and Exhibition, which takes place on Monday, 11 September at Hollywell Court.

The event, which runs from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, is an opportunity for local people to come and hear about the work that has gone on to deliver and improve local health care services, and will focus on how the CCG are integrating services to improve care for patients in West Leicestershire.

Over the counter medicines consultation–extended

4th August 2017

The CCG has extended its consultation on the whether certain medicines should be available on prescription. The consultation covers treatments for minor ailments, such as hay fever, athlete’s foot and mild eczema which are available without a prescription from a pharmacist. It also includes Vitamin D supplements in some cases.

Views are also being sought on whether specialised infant formula which can be prescribed for babies with reflux or lactose intolerance should be available on prescription.

West Leicestershire commissioners officially ruled “outstanding”

21st July 2017

Health commissioners responsible for buying NHS services for the people of West Leicestershire have officially been recognised as “outstanding”.

NHS England, the national regulator, has published annual assurance ratings for all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country. West Leicestershire CCG is one of a minority of CCGs in the country to have received the highest possible rating.

CCGs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland awarded £800,000 to support delivery of diabetes services

19th July 2017

Patients are set to benefit from an £800,000 cash injection awarded by NHS England to the three local CCGs to help standardise, improve and expand diabetes prevention and education services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The funding, which is part of the NHS England Transformation Fund, is to be used on supporting GP practices to monitor patients with diabetes in the community, help diabetes patients staying in hospital, and provide more structured diabetes education sessions for high risk patients.

Medicines available over the counter

18th July 2017

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to understand how people would be affected if they had to buy certain over the counter medicines, instead of requesting a prescription for some minor conditions.

Minor ailments, such as hay fever, athlete’s foot and mild eczema are treatable with medicines which can be purchased without prescription from a pharmacist. Local pharmacists or chemists are highly knowledgeable about a wide range of minor conditions and can offer patients advice about the best course of treatment.


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