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Don’t let the warmer weather take your breath away

19th August 2016

Doctors from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to understand how to manage their symptoms as the weather heats up.


Over 900,000 people in the UK are currently living with COPD, and it can make summer a struggle rather than a pleasure. Heat, humidity and sudden changes in weather can make it harder to breathe and trigger symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.


Patients invited to share their views about repeat prescription ordering

18th August 2016

The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are reviewing the process for repeat prescriptions and are inviting people to share their views. A repeat prescription is for medication that a doctor has authorised on a patient’s file which can be supplied for a certain period of time, and on a regular basis without having to see the doctor each time.

New ways of working for our urgent and emergency care services

12th July 2016

In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we are working to provide urgent care which is patient centred, supporting them to navigate a seamless journey through health and social care, and making sure they get the right care, first time.

As part of this work we are currently looking at a pilot scheme which will enhance the services offered by NHS 111, offering access to health and care specialists for appropriate patients over the phone and streamlining the navigation through health and social care services for patients who need it.

Care Home improvements workshop success

12th July 2016

Over the course of the last few months we have been visiting care homes across the West Leicestershire area to talk to staff, residents and their families about what matters most to them, and listening to their experiences of care and caring.

This is part of our work to look at the current care home provision and services in the area, how services are being delivered and if there are improvements that can be made in order to make sure that people living in care homes in the area live and die well.

Patients reminded to seek help from NHS 111 for non-life threatening emergencies

21st June 2016

Clinicians in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to remember to call 111 for medical advice, unless it is a serious of life threatening emergency. The recent hot weather can cause dehydration and overheating, aggravating symptoms for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing, or are susceptible to heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

Have your say on possible changes to availability of paracetamol and gluten-free foods on prescription

15th June 2016

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR), who plan and pay for local healthcare services in the area, are investigating ways they can reduce the amount they spend on prescribing items which are also freely available to buy in supermarkets and community pharmacies.

New NHSCC report shows the impact that CCG nurses are making locally

8th June 2016

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) have today released a new report highlighting how the role of nurses on a CCG’s governing body has changed over time, empowering them to make more of a difference for their local patients and populations.

It reveals how many CCGs are now employing full time chief or executive nurses with responsibility for the day-to-day running of an element of the organisation, usually quality, going far beyond the legal requirement for a registered nurse to sit on their governing body.

West Leicestershire patients urged to sign up to their GP practice PPG and help to make a difference

6th June 2016
Patients in West Leicestershire are being encouraged to sign up to their local Patient Participation Group (PPG) and work in partnership with their GP surgery to help improve healthcare. PPG Awareness Week (6-11 June) is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P) to raise awareness of the importance of PPGs and the opportunity for people to get involved. In West Leicestershire there are 48 GP practices and they would all welcome new PPG members to help support with their activities.

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