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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.

Patients told it’s good to share

28th February 2014

NHS patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland may be asked for permission to share their medical records when they are referred from one NHS service to another.

Today, electronic records are kept in all the places where you receive healthcare. These places can usually only share information from your records by letter, email, fax or phone. At times this can slow down your treatment and mean information about you is hard to access.

New Year, New You campaign a success in West Leicestershire

10th February 2014

People living in West Leicestershire have been inspired to make the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle through the New Year, New You campaign run by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) during January.

The campaign has been a hit with the local community, with more than 1,200 people visiting WL CCG’s website www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/newyear for information on giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol and losing weight.

Have your say on future of Ashby community health services

6th February 2014

Local people are being invited to have their say on proposals that will make Ashby community health services fit for the future.

A public consultation launched on Thursday 6 February 2014 for nine weeks asking people to give their feedback on two options on the future of services available from Ashby and District Hospital.

The consultation is being run by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG), which plans and purchases local healthcare, and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides the community health services in the county.

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