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Depression Awareness Week

24th April 2014

We are supporting this year’s Depression Awareness Week (26 April to 3 May) by highlighting the mental health services available to local people.  This follows the appointment of a new provider of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Mental Health Facilitator services for Leicestershire earlier this month.

Everyone counts

4th April 2014

Over 100 people attended a pioneering event in Loughborough last week which for the first time involved patients and the public in the design of their local health and care services.  

Hosted by the three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the unique event was opened by the Professor Mayur Lakhani GP and the new Chair of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group who organised the event.

Innovative health partnership to provide care in the community

3rd April 2014

A new health Alliance has been formed to provide Community Elective Care services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

The Alliance has been formed by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, LLR Provider Company Limited, East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and West Leicestershire CCG.

From 1 April, the Alliance took over from Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (DCHS) which has provided the Elective Care services in LLR for the last three years.

Help shape NHS cosmetic surgery

2nd April 2014

Local NHS leaders would like your help in deciding which changes to make to their policy on funding cosmetic surgery.

The public image of ‘plastic surgery’ has been shaped by media coverage of private surgeons enhancing people’s body image. However, some cosmetic surgery is available to NHS patients, but only if there is compelling clinical evidence for it.

Our commitment to Loughborough Community Hospital

24th March 2014

West Leicestershire CCG is committed to make Loughborough Community Hospital a key part of our strategy for making high quality healthcare available for the people we serve.

We are currently working on a plan to develop the hospital over the next five years as part of our long-term strategy. There have never been any plans to downgrade or close the hospital. It is an essential part of our vision to improve healthcare for the people of Loughborough and the rest of West Leicestershire.

Everyone Counts event

11th March 2014

We buy health and care services across West Leicestershire on your behalf and would like to hear your views and experiences of these services at a special listening event which anyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can attend.

The event will take place from 9am to 4.30pm on Thursday 27th March at Burleigh Court, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TD (buffet lunch and refreshments provided) It will include workshops to enable you to have your say on a range of health services, and by the end of the day, we will have:

Public invited to attend WL CCG’s March board meeting

6th March 2014

The public are invited to attend the next Board meeting of NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The CCG plans and pays for many of the NHS services for people in Hinckley and Bosworth, North Charnwood, North West Leicestershire and South Charnwood, including hospitals, mental health services and community healthcare.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 11 March from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Charnwood Suite, Ramada Hotel, High Street, Loughborough, LE11 2QL.


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