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New NHSCC report shows the impact that CCG nurses are making locally

8th June 2016

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) have today released a new report highlighting how the role of nurses on a CCG’s governing body has changed over time, empowering them to make more of a difference for their local patients and populations.

It reveals how many CCGs are now employing full time chief or executive nurses with responsibility for the day-to-day running of an element of the organisation, usually quality, going far beyond the legal requirement for a registered nurse to sit on their governing body.

West Leicestershire patients urged to sign up to their GP practice PPG and help to make a difference

6th June 2016
Patients in West Leicestershire are being encouraged to sign up to their local Patient Participation Group (PPG) and work in partnership with their GP surgery to help improve healthcare. PPG Awareness Week (6-11 June) is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P) to raise awareness of the importance of PPGs and the opportunity for people to get involved. In West Leicestershire there are 48 GP practices and they would all welcome new PPG members to help support with their activities.

Service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to transfer to a new provider

13th May 2016

Commissioners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland today announced that services previously provided by Central Nottingham Clinical Services (CNCS) will be transferring to the provision of Derbyshire Health United from midnight tonight.

Following a number of challenges over the last year CNCS declared their intention to go into administration. Commissioners have been working with CNCS since being notified of their intention to cease operating and have already put in place the arrangements to continue services for the public in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Clinical Commissioning Groups announce upcoming re-procurement of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

13th April 2016

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, on behalf of the three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, today announced that they would be reviewing the way Non-Emergency Patients Transport Services (NEPTS) are delivered in the area, to pave the way for a re-procurement process. The service is currently delivered by Arriva Transport Solutions.

HealthWatch Vice Chair becomes new layperson for West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

2nd March 2016

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Adams to their governing body. Ms Adams will be the lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, providing assurance that public and patients are involved at all stages of the commissioning process.

Social Seeding project awards grants to improve health of marginalised groups

19th January 2016

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded over £220,000 in grants to voluntary groups who work with the most vulnerable groups in society, supporting them to access health care and support.

This is the first round of funding from the CCG’s innovative “Social Seeding” project, a £360,000 scheme run in partnership with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, which aims to target those groups who can be marginalised from mainstream society and may struggle to access health care. The grants have been awarded to projects starting in 2016.

Additional appointments added across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

23rd December 2015

Clinical Commissioning Groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have put new schemes in place to provide additional appointments for those who need them across the winter period.

They are also reminding people to prepare for the Christmas Holidays and make sure they know how they can access healthcare over the festive period, particularly when GP surgeries are closed.


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