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NHS Events to discuss the draft Sustainability and Transformation Plans

6th February 2017

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the organisation which plans and pays for NHS services in Hinckley and Bosworth, Charnwood and North West Leicestershire, today announced two more events, as part of the roadshow to allow people to find out more about the future of health services in the area.

The events will take place on the following dates

Monday, 27 March - Hinckley Golf Club, Leicester Road, Hinckley, LE10 3DR
Thursday, 30 March - The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AB

New provider of urgent care services announced to support patients

3rd February 2017

NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have announced their preferred bidders for a new integrated urgent and primary care service and home visiting service.

DHU 4Fed Urgent Care (West Leicestershire) CIC (a joint venture between DHU Health Care CIC and all four West Leicestershire GP Federations) is the preferred bidder to provide a new model of urgent care for the population in West Leicestershire that will enable patients with an urgent care need to have quicker access to a service that can assess their condition and diagnose and treat it.

Market Engagement Event for a Promoting Resilience Programme for Children and Young People service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR)

31st January 2017

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AG CSU), on behalf of the Commissioners, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG and Leicester City CCG, would like to invite potential providers to attend a market engagement event in relation to the CCGs' plans to procure a programme to Promote Resilience in all schools and Further Education of LLR.

West Leicestershire CCG appoints External Auditor

27th January 2017

The West Leicestershire CCG Governing Body has appointed Grant Thornton LLP to be the CCG’s external auditor with effect from 1 April 2017 following a recommendation by the CCG’s Auditor Panel.

The appointment is in accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The appointment is for a period of three years, with the option to extend the contract at the end of the period for a further two years.

NHS calls for views on fairer and sustainable Continuing Healthcare

19th January 2017

Members of the public and local patients receiving Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding are being invited to take part in a public consultation on changes to a policy which aims to make CHC funding fairer and sustainable for all eligible patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) responsible for LLR - East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, Leicester City CCG and West Leicestershire CCG are proposing changes to the current ‘Settings of Care’ policy.

People urged to support their loved ones after leaving hospital

11th January 2017

The local emergency department in Leicester is currently extremely busy, with many seriously ill patients in the department requiring admission to hospital.

To support Leicester’s Hospitals in admitting those who need to be in an acute hospital setting, the local NHS is moving patients who are medically fit for discharge to settings suitable for the needs of patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, but that may be different from settings that patients might expect.

Christmas Pharmacy Opening Times in Leicestershire and Rutland

19th December 2016

As the Christmas holidays approach it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period.

Dr Aly Rashid, Medical Director for NHS England in Leicestershire and Rutland, said:

“A lot of people don’t realise how useful their pharmacy can be and they can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems, particularly winter illnesses such as sore throats and runny noses.

Parents in the East Midlands urged to spot the deadly signs of sepsis

16th December 2016

A nationwide campaign to help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives has been launched today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0-4 and will include a new film featuring mother and campaigner Melissa Mead, who lost her baby son William to sepsis in December 2014.

The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that there are more than 120,000 cases of sepsis and around 37,000 deaths each year in England.

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