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Only come forward for testing if you have Coronavirus symptoms

Only come forward for testing if you have Coronavirus symptoms

People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to only come forward for a Coronavirus test if they have symptoms. The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Most people with coronavirus have at least one of […]

GP urges people to access GP surgeries even though they may look closed

GP urges people to access GP surgeries even though they may look closed

A Leicestershire GP is urging patients to continue accessing GP services, even though some practices may appear to look closed. Practices are fully open for patients with symptoms and conditions requiring medical care. However, due to changes in place to protect patients and NHS staff during the pandemic, patients need to phone their practice or […]

Help to protect yourself from infection and prevent the spread of flu this winter

Help to protect yourself from infection and prevent the spread of flu this winter

Eligible patients will begin to receive invitations next week to get their annual flu vaccine. GP practices across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are beginning to contact vulnerable patients who meet the new national eligibility criteria to let them know how to access their flu jab this year. And patients are being urged to take up […]

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs Governing Body meeting in common

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs Governing Body meeting in common

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs) will be holding an online Governing Body meeting in common on Tuesday 8 September 2020 between 11.45am to 2.30pm. The meeting will be taking place in public. This means members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the business of the meeting and will […]

NHS Help for you this August bank holiday

NHS Help for you this August bank holiday

This August bank holiday (Monday 31st August), the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is advising local people that services are open for anyone that needs medical assistance. There are many ways in which the NHS can be accessed over the weekend. GP practices will be closed but the following services are available: Contact NHS […]

If Coronavirus is affecting your mental health – don’t delay, self-refer today

If Coronavirus is affecting your mental health – don’t delay, self-refer today

Health experts in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are encouraging local people to seek mental health support if they have been left feeling anxious, stressed or depressed by Coronavirus and the impact of lockdown. Dr Avinashi Prasad, a GP in Leicester said: “It’s inevitable that many people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will have […]

Local NHS welcomes £2 million funding to help prepare for winter

Local NHS welcomes £2 million funding to help prepare for winter

Health bosses in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) have welcomed the Government’s announcement confirming £2 million additional funding to support Leicester’s hospitals emergency department during the winter months. The funding will enable Leicester’s hospitals to increase capacity, provide extra resources and equipment where they’re needed the most. Rebecca Brown, acting Chief Executive, Leicester’s Hospitals said: […]

Joint statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020

Joint statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020

This period of extended lockdown has been a considerable challenge to residents and businesses, forcing us to explore different ways of doing things. Workplaces have changed, how we communicate with each other has changed, and the way we celebrate the things that are important to residents across Leicester and Leicestershire have changed too. As we […]

Oadby and Wigston GP urges local people to get tested for coronavirus

Oadby and Wigston GP urges local people to get tested for coronavirus

A GP in Oadby and Wigston, the area with the highest coronavirus infection rate in Leicestershire is urging local residents to get tested for the virus in a bid to reduce the infection rate. The advice comes as the borough and the city face a further local lockdown for at least another fortnight. Dr Vivek […]

Local NHS marks Men’s Health Week with important message for men

Local NHS marks Men’s Health Week with important message for men

This Men’s Health Week (15-21 June 2020), Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs) are encouraging men to take relevant action to look after themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Men’s Health Week runs every year in the week before Father’s Day. This year, the focus is ‘Take Action on Covid-19’. Since the outbreak […]