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Ashby community health services - proposals outlined

11th February 2015
Subject to planning permission, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proposing to transfer LPT commissioned outpatient and clinical services, currently provided at Ashby and District Hospital, to the Hood Park Leisure Centre in Ashby. School nurses will transfer to Ibstock Community College and other local solutions are being investigated to accommodate office facilities.

Make a new start on the health bus

5th January 2015

People living in West Leicestershire are being urged to visit a travelling health bus so that they can make a new start and get support to achieve their New Year resolutions.

As part of a their New Start, New You campaign, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is travelling across West Leicestershire with a health bus, which will offer health information and giveaways targeted at helping them to stop smoking, drink less alcohol, lose weight and eat better as well as staying positive and dealing with managing long-term conditions.

Please use NHS emergency services sensibly

24th December 2014
To the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

We the Chairs of the healthcare organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are appealing to people to use their local NHS emergency services sensibly, particularly over the four day Christmas Bank Holiday weekend. Your local NHS emergency care services have been very busy over the previous six weeks, with the pressure increasing over the last fortnight and we predict it will continue over the weekend.

Make a new start and keep positive over Christmas

17th December 2014

The festive season is usually a time for enjoyment, socialising and having fun. But it can be difficult for people in Leicestershire who struggle to keep themselves feeling upbeat.

So as part of their New Start, New You campaign West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to take steps to help themselves stay positive at this potentially lonely time.

Feeling under the weather? Get on the Health Bus!

5th December 2014

As the Met Office forecasts more unsettled weather – including rain, frost and fog –  an NHS ‘Health Bus’ is on its way to help people tackle winter ailments.

The NHS Health Bus is rolling into Leicester this week offering some timely mini check-ups and advice on winter wellbeing.

The launch of the Health Bus is the latest idea in the NHS three-month ‘Feeling under the weather?’ campaign to tackle common conditions – especially among people most at risk.

NHS leaders back ‘Antibiotic Guardians’ campaign

12th November 2014

Leicestershire NHS leaders are backing a campaign against the unnecessary use of antibiotics and encouraging members of the public and healthcare workers to sign up to become ‘Antibiotic Guardians’.

Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, is urging health professionals and patients to think twice before using antibiotics, when an alternative treatment would be more appropriate.

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