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Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs support call for more awareness of dementia

18th May 2017

Health bosses at Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are calling for more awareness of dementia to help those affected by the condition.

The call comes as part of Dementia Awareness Week, a week of national campaigning on the illness, which affects one in three people over 65.

Latest figures show just over 3000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in East Leicestershire and Rutland. Health experts anticipate this figure will rise by as much as 70 per cent in the coming years, with an ageing population in the region.

Advice for patients - Ransomware attack

15th May 2017

A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected. Below is guidance for those accessing the NHS over the coming days.

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Dying Matters for the residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

9th May 2017

Health leaders at in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraging people in West Leicestershire to make arrangements for what happens at the end of their life and make sure their wishes are known.

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week[1], which runs from May 8-14, people are being urged to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement and to consider how they would like to be cared for.

Need immediate medical attention over Easter? There is only one number to call

11th April 2017

NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are reminding patients that NHS 111 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the holiday period to offer help to anyone with an immediate medical need.

This year many GP surgeries across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will close for four days from Good Friday (April 14) through Easter Monday (April 17), before re-opening on Tuesday 18 April.

New provider of non-emergency patient transport services announced to support patients

3rd April 2017

NHS commissioners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have announced their preferred bidder for non-emergency patient transport services (NEPTS).

Thames Ambulance Service Limited (TASL) is the preferred bidder to deliver a service that has been commissioned to provide high quality, dignified and safe NEPTS to patients, ensuring all eligible patients are able to travel to and from the community or acute health setting in a timely way which does not have an adverse impact on their medical condition.

NHS Events to discuss the draft Sustainability and Transformation Plans

6th February 2017

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the organisation which plans and pays for NHS services in Hinckley and Bosworth, Charnwood and North West Leicestershire, today announced two more events, as part of the roadshow to allow people to find out more about the future of health services in the area.

The events will take place on the following dates

Monday, 27 March - Hinckley Golf Club, Leicester Road, Hinckley, LE10 3DR
Thursday, 30 March - The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AB

New provider of urgent care services announced to support patients

3rd February 2017

NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have announced their preferred bidders for a new integrated urgent and primary care service and home visiting service.

DHU 4Fed Urgent Care (West Leicestershire) CIC (a joint venture between DHU Health Care CIC and all four West Leicestershire GP Federations) is the preferred bidder to provide a new model of urgent care for the population in West Leicestershire that will enable patients with an urgent care need to have quicker access to a service that can assess their condition and diagnose and treat it.

Market Engagement Event for a Promoting Resilience Programme for Children and Young People service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR)

31st January 2017

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AG CSU), on behalf of the Commissioners, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG and Leicester City CCG, would like to invite potential providers to attend a market engagement event in relation to the CCGs' plans to procure a programme to Promote Resilience in all schools and Further Education of LLR.

West Leicestershire CCG appoints External Auditor

27th January 2017

The West Leicestershire CCG Governing Body has appointed Grant Thornton LLP to be the CCG’s external auditor with effect from 1 April 2017 following a recommendation by the CCG’s Auditor Panel.

The appointment is in accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The appointment is for a period of three years, with the option to extend the contract at the end of the period for a further two years.

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