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Visit your pharmacist first for advice on minor conditions

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.

Burbage Surgery asks patients to get involved in practice improvement project

10th October 2017

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. 

LLR Prepared Week 2017 - 9-13 October

5th October 2017

FREE WEBINARS – Preparing your families, businesses and communities for emergencies

Join us daily at midday from the convenience of your own home or office for a half hour webinar. Each webinar will include the opportunity to put your questions directly to our emergency planning experts. The five daily topics are:

• Preparing your family for emergencies
• Being a Community Flood Warden – what’s involved
• Community Response Plans – tips and ideas for getting started
• Protecting your business from cyber crime
• Getting ready for Winter

New-look Dementia Support Service launched across Leicester City and Leicestershire

2nd October 2017

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.

More than a third of eligible patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland still not taking up the free flu jab

26th September 2017
Having the flu jab is one of the most important actions that people can take to protect their health in winter. People think flu is just like a bad cold, but in the East Midlands in 2015 15 people died due to influenza and 260 died in England. These figures are likely to be much higher because many more people die from complications caused by flu, such as pneumonia.

New integrated locality teams set to benefit our most vulnerable patients

8th September 2017

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 invited to meet new non-emergency patient transport provider

5th September 2017

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.

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