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Additional appointments added across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

23rd December 2015

Clinical Commissioning Groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have put new schemes in place to provide additional appointments for those who need them across the winter period.

They are also reminding people to prepare for the Christmas Holidays and make sure they know how they can access healthcare over the festive period, particularly when GP surgeries are closed.

Loughborough Urgent Care Centre goes from strength to strength

23rd December 2015
Dr. Peter Cannon

Loughborough Urgent Care Centre has further developed its services and extended the hours in which patients can access doctors with a special interest in emergency medicine.

There are now doctors with a special interest in emergency medicine on duty from 9am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 10pm at weekends. These doctors will also be on duty during Bank Holiday periods, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. This is in addition to the emergency care practitioners and emergency nurse practitioners who are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Local team attend Downing Street reception

25th November 2015

Health and care staff and patients from the System Resilience Group for Leicester Leicestershire & Rutland attended a special reception hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street on Monday (23 November 2015).

Toby Sanders, Managing Director of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Philip Parkinson, a local patient champion, joined more than 100 other NHS and care staff at the event. They were also joined by patients and patient representatives.

Health commissioners reassure patients that services are safe

18th November 2015

Health commissioners are reassuring patients registered at Barrow Health Centre that services at the practice are safe and actions are being taken to address concerns about standards in quality following the publication of a Quality Report by the Care Quality Commissioning (CQC).

The CQC announced it has placed the Barrow practice in Special Measures following an inspection in June 2015 in which services have been rated overall as Inadequate.

Diabetes patients urged to get vaccinated from flu

18th November 2015

Patients living with diabetes are being urged by health leaders from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get the flu jab this winter as their illness makes them more at risk from complications such as pneumonia.

The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the area, West Leicestershire CCG, East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG and Leicester City CCG have come together to raise awareness around World Diabetes Day, that diabetes patients are at risk from the flu.

Health and wellbeing fair takes to the road

18th September 2015

This Autumn sees the launch of a new campaign aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people in West Leicestershire.

Called ‘Healthy You, Happy You’, it is aimed at raising awareness of how to improve both physical and emotional health.

It brings together the expertise of NHS and social care organisations, as well as the voluntary sector and patients’ groups, who will provide a wealth of advice and information on a wide range of topics.

The next step in shaping community health services in Hinckley and Bosworth

18th September 2015

NHS leaders are inviting Hinckley and Bosworth people to take part in a key stage in shaping future community health services in the area.

They want people to attend one of two events where they will work with NHS staff, members of the voluntary and community sector to assess the possibilities for the future of community health services and help establish what is feasible and appropriate for the future.

Views sought on voluntary sector mental health and wellbeing services

6th August 2015

The three NHS organisations that commission health services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are reviewing the funding they provide to voluntary and community sector organisations which support people with mental health needs.

As part of this review, they are keen to hear from patients and members of the public, to understand what aspects of voluntary and community sector care are most important to service users and carers.

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