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GP and pharmacy opening times over the Christmas and new Year period

12th December 2017

Visit our StayWell website to find all the information you need to know about GP and pharmacy opening times over the festive period across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland including the Leicester City healthcare hubs.

Protect yourself and others from winter sickness bugs

12th December 2017

Patients, carers and members of the public are being reminded to be vigilant when it comes to protecting themselves and others from seasonal sickness bugs.

Norovirus (winter sickness bug) is a very common viral infection which causes forceful vomiting and diarrhoea, but it’s usually a mild illness. It can be caught at any time of the year but is more common in the winter months.

Norovirus can lead to dehydration which occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in due to vomiting or diarrhoea. Dehydration can be dangerous in the elderly and very young.

Pharmacy opening times over Christmas and new year

11th December 2017

See the pharmacy opening times for Christmas and new year in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Your pharmacy can help provide valuable health advice and treatments for minor conditions without the need for an appointment. Find out when you can access their health expertise over the Christmas and new year period and bank holidays.

Are you prepared for a healthy winter?

30th November 2017

People in West Leicestershire can check how well-prepared they are to deal with minor health problems during the winter months by taking a simple online quiz and checking out NHS West Leicestershire’s interactive first aid kit and medicine box.

Local GP Chris Barlow explains: “In the busy run up to Christmas and new year period, it’s easy to overlook your health until you become ill. For many of these conditions you don’t need to see a GP or need a prescription.

Keep antibiotics working

21st November 2017

To mark antibiotics awareness week, we are supporting the Public Health England campaign to “Keep Antibiotics Working” and encouraging people to sign up to be an antibiotics guardian (

By pledging online, local residents will promise to use antibiotics wisely to ensure they, and their communities, continue to benefit from these medicines in future.

NHS health checklist prepares people for winter

16th November 2017

People living with one or more long term health conditions are the focus of a new NHS Self Care campaign this winter.

The five day campaign, developed by the local NHS, coincides with the National Self Care Week which runs from Monday 13th November until Friday 17th November 2017.

The fourth day of the campaign focuses on encouraging people living with asthma, diabetes, heart problems and those who have suffered a stroke or diagnosed with liver or kidney disease, to heed advice produced by health experts to keep them well - not only throughout winter but for life.

Supporting people to stay fit and healthy

13th November 2017

There’s a new campaign launching in Leicestershire this week, encouraging people to take care of themselves and knowing what’s available to help them look after their health.

The ‘self-care’ campaign aims to support people to build confidence in treating and preventing minor illnesses so they don’t need more support further down the line.

The county’s Health and Wellbeing Board is launching an intensive campaign of awareness raising, including social media, which also signposts where people can access advice and information.

NHS shares top tips for taking care of common childhood illnesses

13th November 2017

Parents and carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being encouraged to take advantage of NHS guidance on how to take care of common childhood illnesses.

The advice is being made available to launch the local NHS Self-Care campaign, which runs from 13th to 19th November 2017, to build people’s confidence in preventing and treating minor illnesses themselves. The campaign brings together a range of resources, including factsheets and videos, all into one place so that people are better able to take control of their own health.


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