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22nd August 2017
14th August 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Members of the public and local patients receiving Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding are being invited to take part in a public consultation on changes to a policy which aims to make CHC funding fairer and sustainable for all eligible patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).
The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) responsible for LLR - East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, Leicester City CCG and West Leicestershire CCG are proposing changes to the current ‘Settings of Care’ policy.
The local emergency department in Leicester is currently extremely busy, with many seriously ill patients in the department requiring admission to hospital.
To support Leicester’s Hospitals in admitting those who need to be in an acute hospital setting, the local NHS is moving patients who are medically fit for discharge to settings suitable for the needs of patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, but that may be different from settings that patients might expect.