Patients have until end of December to return opt-out forms

Patients have until end of December to return opt-out forms Patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have until the end of the month to make an important decision about a new short version of their personal medical records. Summary Care Records (SCRs) can prove vital in an emergency. They are designed to offer people faster […]

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New provider for delivering IAPT service

New provider for delivering IAPT service The appointment of a new provider for delivering the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in West Leicestershire and East Leicestershire and Rutland has been announced today. IAPT is an NHS programme for improving the health and wellbeing of people with mild to moderate common mental health problems, […]

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Public invited to attend December meeting of ELR CCG’s governing body

Public invited to attend December meeting of ELR CCG’s governing body Members of the public are invited to attend the next meeting of East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body. It takes place from 11am on Tuesday 10 December at the Council Chamber, Blaby District Council, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EP. Those […]

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You’re invited to the Big Healthcare Conversations

You’re invited to the Big Healthcare Conversations People living in East Leicestershire and Rutland are being invited to share their views on local NHS services at two Big Healthcare Conversations during December. Dr Dave Briggs, managing director of East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We know that the NHS needs to change and […]

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Killer disease patients told “It’s not too late”

Killer disease patients told “It’s not too late” East Leicestershire and Rutland people who suffer from an incurable lung condition are being assured that it’s not too late to manage the disease and improve their everyday lives. Local NHS leaders have been improving the diagnosis,care and advice for patients who suffer from COPD. COPD is […]

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Views sought to improve children’s emergency services in Leicester

Views sought to improve children’s emergency services in Leicester Parents, families and carers of children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being asked to give their views on how the three local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can make improvements to children’s emergency services in the area. It comes as Leicester City CCG announced plans to […]

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Antibiotics not the only answer

Antibiotics not the only answer Patients living in East Leicestershire and Rutland are being reminded that GPs will only prescribe antibiotics if absolutely needed this winter. Antibiotics are essential medicines for treating bacterial infections, however bacteria are adapting and finding ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic, becoming resistant and no longer working, which […]

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Public invited to attend November meeting of ELR CCG’s governing body

Public invited to attend November meeting of ELR CCG’s governing body Members of the public are invited to attend the next meeting of East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body. It starts at 11am on Tuesday 12 November at Lutterworth Golf Club, in Rugby Road, Lutterworth, LE17 4HN. Those attending will have the […]

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Think pharmacist first!

Think pharmacist first! ‘Think pharmacist first. They can provide much more than just a prescription’ – that’s the message from East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CGG). As part of Ask Your Pharmacist week, which takes place from the 4-11 November, East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG is reminding local people that pharmacies can […]

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