Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire shortlisted for prestigious national award

Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire was shortlisted under the ‘The impact our team makes’ category in the Healthwatch Awards 2020, which are run by Healthwatch England. This annual event – which this year is taking place…

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Coronavirus and dentists

Gillian Jillett- Dental Lead for Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire: The Coronavirus has not just impacted on all of us in terms of being locked down, but it has seriously threatened our health in other…

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Public to have their say on multi-million pound proposals to improve hospitals

A public consultation on proposals to spend £450 million transforming acute hospital and maternity services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has recently begun (28/09/20). The Building Better Hospitals for the Future proposals are set to…

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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.  …

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Government launches new obesity strategy

New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the NHS A number of measures have been announced as part of the government’s new obesity strategy.  The strategy…

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Face Coverings

Do you need more information about face covering in regards to: When to wear one How to make one Exemptions If so, please follow the official guidance

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Public Consultation on an NHS Rehabilitation Centre

This week is the launch of an 8-week public consultation on the development of an NHS Rehabilitation Centre on the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate near Loughborough.   North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is working…

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Heritage Project Creative Art Competition

Leicestershire Cares is running an art competition for care leavers aged 16-25 to create positive artefacts to control their own narratives. For more info, please see here

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Online discussion: the emotional impact of the lockdown

As parts of Leicester and Leicestershire remain in local lockdown, it is recognised that many people will be feeling worried, anxious and frightened about coping with the continued uncertainty. If you, or anyone you know,…

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Hospice Hope

Hospice Hope are looking for any spare jigsaws, craft packs or colouring to create A Little Pack of Hope for people living with conditions limiting length or quality of life who are currently isolated due…

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