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Learn how to take care of your health for life this Self-Care Week (13th to 19th November 2017)

13th November 2017

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is launching a campaign this Self-Care Week to build patients’ confidence in preventing and treating minor illnesses themselves. The campaign, which runs from 13th to 19th November 2017, brings together a full range of videos and information into one place so that patients are better equipped to take control of their own health for life.

Self-Care Week, which forms part of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland winter plan, will feature a different topic on each day to break down the advice given into manageable chunks.

Asthma sufferers warned of risks of flu

2nd November 2017

People with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions are being urged by health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get their free flu vaccination, in order to protect themselves this winter.

People who suffer from asthma but control it well, using inhalers or following an asthma plan, often think that the flu jab isn’t free for them or, as their asthma is under control, they wouldn’t need it.

Visit your pharmacist first for advice on minor conditions

20th October 2017

Patients in West Leicestershire are being advised to see their pharmacist in the first instance for advice on minor conditions such as indigestion, travel sickness or diarrhoea which can be treated quickly by an over the counter medicine.

The advice comes after NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation that buys health services locally, reviewed how people access over the counter medicines for the short term treatment of minor conditions.

Burbage Surgery asks patients to get involved in practice improvement project

10th October 2017

Burbage Practice is asking their patients to get involved in a project to extend the practice that could see over £2million spent on improving the quality of patients care.
The Burbage Surgery in Hinckley is currently working on some exciting proposals to extend the building which will increase the number of services provided and greatly improve the quality of the environment and the patient experience. They are asking their patients during October to get involved in the project and share their experiences and insights, by completing a survey. 

LLR Prepared Week 2017 - 9-13 October

5th October 2017

FREE WEBINARS – Preparing your families, businesses and communities for emergencies

Join us daily at midday from the convenience of your own home or office for a half hour webinar. Each webinar will include the opportunity to put your questions directly to our emergency planning experts. The five daily topics are:

• Preparing your family for emergencies
• Being a Community Flood Warden – what’s involved
• Community Response Plans – tips and ideas for getting started
• Protecting your business from cyber crime
• Getting ready for Winter

New-look Dementia Support Service launched across Leicester City and Leicestershire

2nd October 2017

Health and Social Care bosses across Leicester City and Leicestershire have awarded the Alzheimer’s Society a new contract to deliver a revitalised Dementia Support Service. The service which launched today, 2 October 2017 has been developed to benefit people living with dementia and their carers across the region.

More than a third of eligible patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland still not taking up the free flu jab

26th September 2017
Having the flu jab is one of the most important actions that people can take to protect their health in winter. People think flu is just like a bad cold, but in the East Midlands in 2015 15 people died due to influenza and 260 died in England. These figures are likely to be much higher because many more people die from complications caused by flu, such as pneumonia.

New integrated locality teams set to benefit our most vulnerable patients

8th September 2017

Local people with the greatest health need are being supported by three new integrated locality teams in Charnwood, North West Leicestershire and Hinckley and Bosworth.

Working jointly with local GP practices, the teams are jointly led by community nurses as well as colleagues from social care, GP federations and the councils in our three localities.


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