With hospital A&E departments, GPs and urgent care centres under pressure, patients with minor ailments in West Leicestershire are being urged to make their local pharmacy their first port of call.
The new Pharmacy First service has been launched by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and pays for many of the area’s NHS services
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.
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.
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.
Patients in West Leicestershire are being encouraged to ask clinicians more questions about their healthcare.
They are being invited to enter into a discussion with their GP, consultant or other health professionals about the options available, and reach a decision together.
The findings of an independent six-month review of local urgent and emergency care have been welcomed by NHS and social care organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) and actions are already underway to make improvements.
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.
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.
West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) is holding its next board meeting at 1.30pm on Tuesday 11 November 2014.
Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting being held at The Jubilee Room, John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HA.