People across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to know how to look after themselves and their loved ones in the hot weather. The main health risks include dehydration and sunburn. Older people and infants are particularly vulnerable to becoming dehydrated, while children are particularly at risk of sunburn.
National Care Home Day is being held on Friday, 16 June 2017. This a UK wide initiative where care homes open their doors to their local people to help create lasting links between the care home residents and their local communities.
The theme for this year is “Friendship” and focuses on joining together for a Big Lunch. It aims to get as many people as possible to share lunch together in an act of friendship that will encourage communities to connect and help to prevent isolation amongst those who may be living alone.
West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to support the new ‘Food for Thought’ children’s initiative as part of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) Health for Kids campaign as featured on their website at www.healthforkids.co.uk .
West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting National Patient Participation Week, which will run from June 19 - 25 2017. This week celebrates the work that patients do in partnership with the NHS to improve it for everyone.
West Leicestershire CCG is proud to support the My Adult - Still My Child website - a website which is designed to for parents who have a child who has legally become an adult, but still needs support and may not have the ability under the Mental Capacity Act to make decisions on their medical treatment. It is aimed at those new to making Best Interest Decisions and especially those caring for a young person in transition to adult services. Packed with Frequently Asked Questions and other support for parents, it's a valuable resource for parents/carer and professionals
Bridge Street Medical Practice PPG have started a walking group. The walks will run every fortnight on a Thursday morning starting at 10:30 am (arrive by 10:15am) and will be 1.5 -2.5 miles long. Please ask at the Bridge Street reception for the date of the next walk.
Each participant will have to sign a disclaimer and be able bodied enough to walk this far. Our walk leader is trained to lead a walk like this, however your safety remains your responsibility.
Health bosses at Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are calling for more awareness of dementia to help those affected by the condition.
The call comes as part of Dementia Awareness Week, a week of national campaigning on the illness, which affects one in three people over 65.
Latest figures show just over 3000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in East Leicestershire and Rutland. Health experts anticipate this figure will rise by as much as 70 per cent in the coming years, with an ageing population in the region.
A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.
The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected. Below is guidance for those accessing the NHS over the coming days.
Planned treatment and outpatient appointments
Health leaders at in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraging people in West Leicestershire to make arrangements for what happens at the end of their life and make sure their wishes are known.
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from May 8-14, people are being urged to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement and to consider how they would like to be cared for.
Next weekend - Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May - is early May Bank Holiday weekend, so here are some top tips to help make sure you and your families stay well.