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Hop aboard the New Year, New You health bus

7th January 2014

People living in West Leicestershire are being urged to hop aboard a health bus and get support to achieve their New Year resolutions.

As part of a special month-long New Year, New You campaign helping people to be healthier in 2014, the health bus will be touring West Leicestershire for a week packed with health information, quizzes and giveaways targeted at helping them to give up smoking, cut down on alcohol and lose weight.

Feeling ill? What would your mums say?

7th January 2014

Local students and NHS staff have launched their own YouTube video to help signpost young people to the right health service.

In the last 12 months one in five 18 to 24 year olds from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who went to A&E didn’t need significant treatment. This cost the local NHS more than £640,000.

They hope that the video, which is called “What would your mums say?” will be shared by thousands of people on YouTube, the internet video-sharing website.

Keep warm, keep well

18th December 2013

GPs from West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are encouraging people to stay healthy and warm over the winter months.

It is important that everyone keeps warm in order to keep well because being too cold can have a significant impact on your health.

Last winter (2012/13) in the UK, there were 31,000 deaths linked to the cold weather.

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group highly commended

11th December 2013

At this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was national runner up and highly commended in the Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year category.

West Leicestershire CCG was delighted to have been selected from 200 CCGs and 65 nominations for CCG of the Year. Presented at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, the award recognises the organisation’s work and commitment to improve the health of the local population.

Public invited to attend WL CCG’s board meeting

3rd December 2013

The public are invited to attend the next Board meeting of NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group – its last meeting this year.

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 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday 10 December in boardrooms 1 and 2 at the CCG’s headquarters at 55 Woodgate, Loughborough, LE11 2TZ.

You’re invited to the Big Healthcare Conversation

27th November 2013

Would you like the opportunity to influence your local healthcare services in West Leicestershire?

The team at West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) are responsible for planning and buying healthcare services on behalf of local people and are inviting residents of West Leicestershire to ‘The Big Healthcare Conversation’. It is being held on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at Loughborough Town Hall in the Victoria Room, Market Street, Loughborough, from 9.30am until 12.30pm with registration from 9am.

Killer disease patients told “It’s not too late”

18th November 2013

West Leicestershire people who suffer from an incurable lung condition are being assured that it’s not too late to manage the disease and improve their everyday lives.

The message coincides with World COPD Day (20 November), the key date in a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the potentially fatal condition.

COPD is an umbrella term for a number of conditions which prematurely age the lungs. It stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. World COPD Day’s main message to sufferers is: “It’s not too late” - to tackle the impact of COPD on your life.

Diabetes care starts with lifestyle – a World Diabetes Day message

15th November 2013

West Leicestershire patients with diabetes are being encouraged to make careful lifestyle choices in addition to taking any medication they are prescribed.

The advice coincided with World Diabetes Day on Thursday 14 November.

Treatment for diabetes aims to help people with the condition control their blood glucose levels and minimise the risk of developing complications.

Patients come first for Dr Nick Pulman

8th November 2013

Dr Nick Pulman has today sadly announced that he is to step aside from his role as Chair of West Leicester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) from January 2014.

The decision to step aside from the healthcare organisation was not an easy one for Dr Pulman.

Over the last month several key members of staff at his GP surgery have decided on career changes, and this has caused a significant pressure on the ability of the remaining partners to manage the surgery without him.

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