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Help to protect yourself from infection and prevent the spread of flu this winter

19th January 2018

Health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to protect themselves against the flu this winter.

Once flu is circulating, apart from vaccination, good hand hygiene is the main way to prevent it spreading.

Dr James Ogle, GP in Leicestershire said: “Preventing the spread of germs is the most effective way to slow the spread of flu. And it’s easy to follow a few simple steps to help protect yourself and your loved ones this winter.

COPD and Asthma suffers urged to take care this winter

3rd January 2018

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 gets cold.

Over 900,000 people in the UK are currently living with COPD, and it can make winter a struggle. Cold temperatures and sudden changes in weather can make it harder to breathe and trigger symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.

Don't start New Year 2018 in an ambulance

29th December 2017
Don't start New Year 2018 in an ambulance

After a very busy Christmas period our ambulance service is preparing for New Year’s Eve with a plea to those celebrating to start 2018 safe and well.
The traditional party night puts more demand on 999 call takers, ambulance dispatchers, clinicians in the control centre and ambulance crews, than any other time of the year.
While most people will drink responsibly, unfortunately there are some who will overdo it.

Take the necessary precautions this winter and avoid any unwanted trips to A&E

29th December 2017

As the cold weather returns, the risk of falls and slips increases especially with the current icy and slippery conditions. Health chiefs at Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs are encouraging residents to plan ahead and take the appropriate measures to ensure you stay safe and healthy as the new year approaches.

With the temperatures forecast to remain low, slips and falls become more likely especially during wet, cold and icy conditions.

Helpful tips to stay safe this winter:

Take the necessary precautions this winter and avoid any unwanted trips to A&E

28th December 2017

As the cold weather returns, the risk of falls and slips increases especially with the current icy and slippery conditions. Health chiefs at Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs are encouraging residents to plan ahead and take the appropriate measures to ensure you stay safe and healthy as the new year approaches.

With the temperatures forecast to remain low, slips and falls become more likely especially during wet, cold and icy conditions.

Helpful tips to stay safe this winter:

Don't let the elderly and vulnerable 'soldier on' this winter

27th December 2017

GPs in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to look out for their elderly and vulnerable relatives and neighbours this winter – and make sure they don’t ‘soldier on’ in silence as winter starts to bite.
Older people and those with long-term health conditions are particularly susceptible to illness and isolation at this time of year, yet it can sometimes be difficult for those at risk to admit they need help.

Patients urged to make the right call to NHS 111 to access healthcare this Christmas

13th December 2017

Health leaders across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are reminding patients that they can call NHS 111 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over Christmas and New Year if they need urgent medical care. And patients calling 111 will be able to speak directly to a clinician if they need to.

Patients reassured that GP care is available over Christmas and New Year

13th December 2017

Health leaders across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are reminding patients that medical care is still available over the Christmas and New Year Holiday when their local GP practices are closed.

In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland most GP practices will close at their normal time on Friday 22nd December and not reopen again until the morning of Wednesday 27th. They close again at their normal time on Friday 29th and reopen on the morning of Tuesday 2nd January.

However, there is still care available for people who need an urgent appointment.

Have you ordered your repeat prescriptions?

12th December 2017

Patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged not to leave it too late to order their repeat prescriptions this Christmas.

Last year almost 150 people left themselves without their repeat medicine over Christmas and New Year last year[1]. So the area’s clinical commissioning groups are issuing the reminder so that people can have a healthy Christmas without worrying about vital medication.

GP and pharmacy opening times over the Christmas and new Year period

12th December 2017

Visit our StayWell website to find all the information you need to know about GP and pharmacy opening times over the festive period across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland including the Leicester City healthcare hubs.
https://staywell-llr.org.uk/stay-well/christmas-new-year-2017-gp-opening...
https://staywell-llr.org.uk/stay-well/have-you-ordered-your-repeat-presc...

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