999 calls soar in Leicestershire

999 calls soar in Leicestershire People who do not know the right place to find healthcare are putting a strain on ambulance services and A&E staff in the Leicester area. Patients are being urged to think twice before calling 999 for an ambulance or going to the emergency departments at Leicester Royal Infirmary for health […]

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Have your say on orthodontic services

Have your say on orthodontic services The NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT Cluster is currently considering the provision of orthodontic services.  We would like to know what you think about NHS orthodontics services in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland in order for us to ensure that we provide a high quality service that delivers value […]

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Pharmacy Opening Hours over the Christmas and New Year Period

Pharmacy Opening Hours over Christmas and New Year Period 2012 / 2013 Your local high street pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints such as coughs, colds, sore throats, ear or toothaches and emergency contraception. You can also get advice on prescription medicines.   All information […]

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East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG gets the go-ahead

East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG gets the go-ahead East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group is among the first in the country to get the go-ahead to manage a large share of their area’s NHS funding, it was announced today. The GP-led clinical commissioning group (CCG) has achieved official authorisation to act a statutory NHS […]

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Those with COPD, be flu safe

Those with COPD, be flu safe The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is calling for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have not yet had their flu jab to make an appointment. COPD is an umbrella term for a number of respiratory conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which prematurely age the […]

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Public invited to CCG November Board meeting

Public invited to CCG November Board meeting Members of the public are invited to attend the East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group board meeting. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 13 November 2012 from 10.30am to 1pm at Voluntary Action Rutland, Rutland Volunteer Centre, Lands’ End Way,Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RB. Members of the public […]

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Time to care for yourself, get the jab and get flu safe

Time to care for yourself, get the jab and get flu safe As a carer for someone else, it can be easy to overlook your own health and wellbeing. Last winter more than half of the carers in England didn’t get a flu jab. We’re reminding carers that flu poses a serious risk to both themselves and […]

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Planning permission submitted for new hospital unit

Planning permission submitted for new hospital unit The East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CCG) submitted plans for the new hospital development at the St Luke’s site on Friday 12th October 2012. The new development will see improved services for patients and significant benefits to local healthcare, with the provision of a variety […]

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Public invited to CCG October Board meeting

Public invited to CCG October Board meeting Members of the public are invited to attend the East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group board meeting. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 9 October from 10am to 12.30pm at Parklands Leisure Centre, Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 5QG. Members of the public will have the opportunity […]

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New Market Harborough Hospital Unit: update

New Market Harborough Hospital Unit: update The East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELRCCG) has issued an update on progress on the development of the new hospital unit on the St Luke’s site in Market Harborough. Services currently run from the District Hospital on Coventry Road will be moved to the new unit when […]

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