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Clinical Commissioning Groups announce upcoming re-procurement of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

13th April 2016

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, on behalf of the three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, today announced that they would be reviewing the way Non-Emergency Patients Transport Services (NEPTS) are delivered in the area, to pave the way for a re-procurement process. The service is currently delivered by Arriva Transport Solutions.

HealthWatch Vice Chair becomes new layperson for West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

2nd March 2016

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Adams to their governing body. Ms Adams will be the lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, providing assurance that public and patients are involved at all stages of the commissioning process.

Social Seeding project awards grants to improve health of marginalised groups

19th January 2016

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded over £220,000 in grants to voluntary groups who work with the most vulnerable groups in society, supporting them to access health care and support.

This is the first round of funding from the CCG’s innovative “Social Seeding” project, a £360,000 scheme run in partnership with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, which aims to target those groups who can be marginalised from mainstream society and may struggle to access health care. The grants have been awarded to projects starting in 2016.

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.


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