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West Leicestershire NHS team shortlisted for national award

16th September 2014

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted for a national award – just a few days after being named as one of the country’s top NHS workplaces.

The CCG is in line for one of the awards from the Health Service Journal (HSJ), the UK’s leading healthcare professionals’ magazine – a possible prize in the Primary Care Innovation category for their practice appraisal programme.

The award judges examined the way the CCG helps its 50 GP practices maintain high standards of care and cope with the many challenges of increasing patient demand.

NHS West Leicestershire group stages its first annual meeting

11th September 2014

The organisation which annually pays for more than £360m of NHS services in West Leicestershire is this month staging its first annual general meeting.

And the public will have a chance to meet senior members of staff such as our Chief Nurse, Chief Executive, and some of our doctors face to face and ask them about their running of local healthcare.

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s job is to plan and purchase NHS services for the local population of 366,000 in the boroughs of North West Leicestershire, Charnwood, and Hinckley & Bosworth.

West Leicestershire team in ‘top 10 NHS places to work’

5th September 2014

West Leicestershire CCG has been named as one of the top 10 best places to work in the NHS.

The accolade comes from the Health Service Journal (HSJ), the UK’s leading healthcare professionals’ magazine.

HSJ has today (5 Sept) revealed its list of the 100 best NHS organisations to work for in England, including hospital trusts, community trusts, clinical commissioning groups and mental health trusts.

‘Learning Lessons to Improve Care’ – Publication of A Quality Review in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

31st July 2014

Local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) have today published a ‘quality review’ conducted into previous patient cases in order to understand where lessons about care could be learned.

Friday (18 July) Heat health alert for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

17th July 2014

The Met Office has issued a level-two ‘heat health alert’ for people to take extra care on Friday, as well as the weekend (18-20 July).
Hot winds flowing from the continent are set to see thermometers soaring to the high 20s Celcius on Friday, even if skies are overcast, with a very humid night to follow. Heavy thunderstorms in some eastern areas on Saturday will lead to slightly lower maximum temperatures, but it will still be very humid.

School's out, stay active!

15th July 2014

As schools in Leicestershire break up for the summer, we are highlighting the wide range of activities available to help families keep their children active and entertained during the holidays. Parents will be pleased to hear there are numerous cost-effective summer solutions at their fingertips to keep their little ones busy indoors and out.

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