Nicky Harkness has joined West Leicestershire CCG as Director of Service Redesign and Integration. The new role will focus on improving community services and developing new integrated locality teams across Leicestershire and Rutland.
20th October 2017
Patients in West Leicestershire are being advised to see their pharmacist in the first instance for advice on minor conditions such as indigestion, travel sickness or diarrhoea which can be treated quickly by an over the counter medicine.
The advice comes after NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation that buys health services locally, reviewed how people access over the counter medicines for the short term treatment of minor conditions.
Patient leader needed to help review the quality of local health services
West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wishes to hear from anyone who uses NHS services in West Leicestershire and is interested in helping the CCG to improve the quality and safety of local care by becoming a patient leader.
Burbage Practice is asking their patients to get involved in a project to extend the practice that could see over £2million spent on improving the quality of patients care.
The Burbage Surgery in Hinckley is currently working on some exciting proposals to extend the building which will increase the number of services provided and greatly improve the quality of the environment and the patient experience. They are asking their patients during October to get involved in the project and share their experiences and insights, by completing a survey.
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Health and Social Care bosses across Leicester City and Leicestershire have awarded the Alzheimer’s Society a new contract to deliver a revitalised Dementia Support Service. The service which launched today, 2 October 2017 has been developed to benefit people living with dementia and their carers across the region.
Local people with the greatest health need are being supported by three new integrated locality teams in Charnwood, North West Leicestershire and Hinckley and Bosworth.
Working jointly with local GP practices, the teams are jointly led by community nurses as well as colleagues from social care, GP federations and the councils in our three localities.
Local residents and organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have been invited to meet the new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) provider on Tuesday 26 September 2017.
The event which runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, LE4 1EZ, is an opportunity for local people to hear about the service and personally meet and chat to transport staff from the newly appointed provider, TASL, who take over providing the service locally at the beginning of October.
End of life care aims to support people, their families and carers in the later stages of their life. Making sure the right care is available both in the lead up to death and afterwards for patients, family and carers makes a huge difference to all those affected at such an upsetting time.