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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.

Forget about fad diets this New Year

28th January 2014

Those looking to start 2014 by losing weight and becoming healthier are being supported by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s latest campaign.

This January New Year, New You is providing help, support and interactive tools just a click away on its website – www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/newyear – in a bid to help people achieve their goals. There will be access to a body mass index (BMI) calculator to check if you are a healthy weight, as well as the chance to try our health eating assessment.

Make a resolution to cut back on alcohol

20th January 2014

Drinkers in West Leicestershire are being encouraged to see if they know how many alcohol units they are really drinking as part of a New Year, New You campaign aimed at getting them to cut back on alcohol or cut it out this January.

Following Christmas and New Year celebrations, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) is running the campaign to support people to set a New Year resolution to be healthier in 2014 by drinking less and being more alcohol aware.

New Year, New You campaign helping smokers to quit

14th January 2014

Smokers who want to quit their habit for good in 2014 are being offered help and support as part of a New Year, New You campaign being run by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) this January.

The campaign, which is reaching out to people through social media channels, is also encouraging those taking up the challenge to post diary entries on WL CCG’s Facebook page to share their struggles and successes with other quitters.

Public invited to attend WL CCG’s board meeting

7th January 2014

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

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 14 January in boardrooms 1 and 2 at the CCG’s headquarters at 55 Woodgate, Loughborough, LE11 2TZ.

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.

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