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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 […]

Local NHS backs Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Local NHS backs Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs) are backing Cervical Screening Awareness Week (15-21 June 2020) by reminding women of the changes to cervical screening services during the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of booking an appointment if invited to. This year the initiative, organised by Jo’s Trust, is raising awareness of changes […]

NHS chief calls for ‘big conversation’ to address BAME coronavirus death concerns

NHS chief calls for ‘big conversation’ to address BAME coronavirus death concerns

A local NHS chief is calling for a big conversation with local statutory and public sector bodies in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) in a bid to reduce health inequalities, following Public Health England’s (PHE) recent review into the disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19. The recent review confirmed that people from BAME […]

Facemasks and coverings to be worn by all hospital staff, visitors and outpatients

Facemasks and coverings to be worn by all hospital staff, visitors and outpatients

Visitors and outpatients attending any NHS hospital setting from today (Monday 15 June) will be required to wear a face covering to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. All staff in hospitals must wear facemasks to reduce the risk of transmission in hospitals (nosocomial transmission of COVID-19). The new Government measures set out the infection […]

Local NHS celebrates national award win for South Asian healthy eating campaign

Local NHS celebrates national award win for South Asian healthy eating campaign

A local healthcare campaign has won a prestigious national award. Your Healthy Kitchen, a campaign showing the South Asian community how to cook traditional food with a healthy twist, was crowned the winner in the Healthcare Campaign Category at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) recent Excellence Awards 2020. The three clinical commissioning groups […]

Local NHS celebrates outstanding role of carers during National Carers Week 2020

Local NHS celebrates outstanding role of carers during National Carers Week 2020

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) is celebrating the role of carers as part of National Carers Week (8-14 June 2020), particularly for their outstanding contribution during the coronavirus pandemic. Research by Carers UK shows that 70% of unpaid carers are providing more care for loved ones during the lockdown period. This year’s […]

Phased opening of dental practices from today

Phased opening of dental practices from today

Dental practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will begin opening from today (8 June 2020) but patients should contact their practice to check arrangements. Those able to open will be prioritising patients with the most urgent need. Patients should contact their dental practice and should only visit their practice if they have been advised to […]

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Loughborough – 10 June

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Loughborough – 10 June

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Loughborough in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 10th June 2020. Testing is by appointment only. Appointments can be made through https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested Mobile units are only in a location for a few days. They have an integrated one-way system that allows people with an appointment to attend […]

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Melton – 8 June

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Melton – 8 June

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Melton in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 8th June 2020. Testing is by appointment only. Appointments can be made through https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested Mobile units are only in a location for a few days. They have an integrated one-way system that allows people with an appointment to attend […]

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Lutterworth – 6 June

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Lutterworth – 6 June

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Lutterworth in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 6th June 2020. Testing is by appointment only. Appointments can be made through https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested Mobile units are only in a location for a few days. They have an integrated one-way system that allows people with an appointment to attend […]