A spokesperson from West Leicestershire CCG said “We support the key principle of updating the Continuing Health Care - Settings of Care policy to ensure the ongoing quality and safety of services delivered to patients, as well as making the most effective use of our resources. Following a detailed discussion of the report at our Governing Board meeting today, we have agreed to defer the decision to approve a final policy until early 2018.
12th March 2018
1st March 2018
Off on your holidays soon? If so, make sure you add ordering your repeat prescription to the list of pre-holiday essentials planning.
Local people are being urged to make sure they have the medications they need while they enjoy a break to avoid the hassle of trying to order an emergency prescription, particularly if they are away from home. Not ordering the medicines you need could spoil your holiday and of course have an impact on your health and wellbeing.
Two local GPs from West Leicestershire will be championing the needs of patients and GPs in the area, as a newly appointed Governing Body members for NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Dr Nil Sanganee, 40, a GP in Ashby-de-le-Zouch and Dr. James Ogle, 32, a GP in Hinckley and Bosworth will be joining the Governing Body, who oversees the planning and purchasing of health services in West Leicestershire.
NHS clinicians and colleagues in health from West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have congratulated Professor Mayur Lakhani for his election as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Mayur, who is the Chair of West Leicestershire CCG and a prominent local GP based in Sileby, will begin his new role as President for a two-year term from November 2017 until November 2019
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.