News

02.12.2022

Our position on safe hospital discharge

Recent changes to hospital discharge policy and processes have been positive. But the experiences we hear from people and families still vary. Find out what we’re calling for to ensure people get the support they…

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02.12.2022

National Grief Awareness Week 2022

  National Grief Awareness Week takes place between 2nd-8th December 2022. The theme for this year is ‘to open conversations and normalise grief’. Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, you…

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01.12.2022

Local Care Record programme links up with major hospice care provider

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Care Record is bringing together people’s care records from across the NHS and social care – and now with its latest development is joining up individuals’ records with LOROS…

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30.11.2022

Last chance to have your say on Dementia services!!

  Our survey closes today. Help to influence change by completing the survey and have your say. Healthwatch Leicester, Healthwatch Leicestershire and Healthwatch Rutland are working together to undertake a study into dementia services and…

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30.11.2022

Quarter of 17-19-year-olds have probable mental disorder – study

One in four 17- to 19-year-olds in England had a probable mental disorder in 2022 – up from one in six in 2021, according to an NHS Digital report. Based on an online survey, rates…

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29.11.2022

New measures to improve access to dental care

A new package of measures to improve patient access to dental care has been introduced by the government All NHS dentists to receive fairer payments for providing more complex dental care to those who need…

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29.11.2022

Join our Public Advisory Board meeting

  Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire’s Public Advisory Board Meeting will be held today at 6pm- 8pm This will be an online meeting. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89504516140?pwd=dzFzV0xRZzlQV2lXLzZmdVpBMkpPZz09 After registering, you will receive a…

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28.11.2022

NHS nurses’ strike – our response

  Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) will take industrial action on 15 and 20 December across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Read our response. Commenting on the announcement, our national director Louise…

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28.11.2022

More than 6,000 people in Leicester are living with diabetes but do not know it, study finds

The number of people in the city who have type-2 diabetes has risen from 21,700 to 31,2000 in just eight years Thousands of people in Leicester might have diabetes but simply have no idea they are living…

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24.11.2022

12,000 people in the UK become unpaid carers every day

Millions of people beginning or ending a caring role each year Carers UK calls for step change in the way that unpaid carers are identified and supported Academic research released for Carers Rights Day (24th November…

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