Patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have been benefiting from the new Clinical Navigation Hub, which has been trialled over the last few months. The service has already shown to be radically changing patients’ interactions with the NHS, making sure they get appropriate care, as soon as possible, and in the first six months of the year has saved over 1800 users a trip to A&E.
Patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to get their repeat prescriptions in good time in preparation for the bank holiday weekend.
From Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August most GP surgeries will be closed and a lot of pharmacies will be open for reduced hours, and some will be closed all together. Because of this, it’s a good idea to make sure you have plenty of your prescription medicine at home, to prevent a last minute rush for a new supply.
Members of the public have been invited to attend West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Conference, Annual General Meeting (AGM), and Exhibition, which takes place on Monday, 11 September at Hollywell Court.
The event, which runs from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, is an opportunity for local people to come and hear about the work that has gone on to deliver and improve local health care services, and will focus on how the CCG are integrating services to improve care for patients in West Leicestershire.
The CCG has extended its consultation on the whether certain medicines should be available on prescription. The consultation covers treatments for minor ailments, such as hay fever, athlete’s foot and mild eczema which are available without a prescription from a pharmacist. It also includes Vitamin D supplements in some cases.
Views are also being sought on whether specialised infant formula which can be prescribed for babies with reflux or lactose intolerance should be available on prescription.
Health commissioners responsible for buying NHS services for the people of West Leicestershire have officially been recognised as “outstanding”.
NHS England, the national regulator, has published annual assurance ratings for all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country. West Leicestershire CCG is one of a minority of CCGs in the country to have received the highest possible rating.