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New x-ray facilities ready to open in Hinckley

New x-ray facilities ready to open in Hinckley

The new x-ray facility in Hinckley and District Hospital has opened (8 April) to see patients following a referral from their doctor. The building work is now complete and the new state of the art equipment has been installed. Helen Mather, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Alliance Director said: “The new £200,000 room is a state […]

Local NHS chiefs appeal as number of coronavirus cases set to rise

Local NHS chiefs appeal as number of coronavirus cases set to rise

Local NHS chiefs are appealing to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) to protect themselves and each other by staying at home as the NHS prepares for a peak in demand on critical care facilities over the next two weeks – while also paying tribute to the work of health and care staff. […]

Temporary local NHS service changes to focus on COVID-19

Temporary local NHS service changes to focus on COVID-19

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is making temporary changes to some services to prioritise our efforts on COVID-19 (coronavirus), with immediate effect. The changes are necessary to make the best use of clinical teams and other health staff by basing them at fewer locations during the outbreak. By doing this we can continue […]

Sign up to the Citizens’ Panel and help improve local health services

Sign up to the Citizens’ Panel and help improve local health services

People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are invited to sign up to a new online network to help shape the future of local NHS services. The Citizens’ Panel is being set up by local NHS organisations to gather public views and opinions on a wide variety of health topics, which will be used to […]

‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS Call For Volunteer Army

‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS Call For Volunteer Army

The NHS is looking for volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. People can become an NHS Volunteer Responder, and join the more than half a million who have already signed up, by visiting goodsamapp.org/NHS and adding their details to the NHS section. The […]

Changes to GP services to protect patients from Coronavirus

Changes to GP services to protect patients from Coronavirus

GPs in Leicestershire and Rutland have quickly responded to the coronavirus pandemic by changing the way in which they deliver GP services to protect patients from the spread of infection. Most routine face to face appointments have been cancelled although the most vulnerable patients and urgent cases may still be seen in person. During this […]

NHS staff and local public applauded by local NHS chiefs during coronavirus pandemic

NHS staff and local public applauded by local NHS chiefs during coronavirus pandemic

NHS workers and the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are being applauded by local NHS Chief Executives for the important role they are playing in saving lives during the global coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of the national Clap for Carers event at 8pm tonight, when thousands of people are expected to join in a […]

Consultation update on plans to invest £450m in improving Leicester’s hospitals

Consultation update on plans to invest £450m in improving Leicester’s hospitals

We are delighted that after many years of planning and discussions our proposals to invest £450m in modernising and upgrading our hospitals were supported by Government, with an announcement of funding in principle made during October last year.

Latest coronavirus update

Latest coronavirus update

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS advice to young people on managing their asthma and avoiding hospital

NHS advice to young people on managing their asthma and avoiding hospital

It’s well known that asthma attacks and other symptoms of asthma can become more prevalent and severe during the winter months. But even into spring local hospitals are seeing a spike in the number of children and young people attending or being admitted for respiratory problems.