Combining exercise and expertise to reduce breathlessness

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018 in News.

The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation teams at Leicester’s Hospitals are working together to deliver a Breathlessness Rehabilitation service at Glenfield Hospital and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands (NCSEM-EM) based in Loughborough.  Following on from a […]


England’s top A&E doctor says we must seize ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to remake NHS and local government partnership

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 in News.

England’s top urgent care doctor today calls on health and local government leaders to seize “the greatest opportunity in 70 years” to remake the NHS and local authority partnership and improve the health of their communities. https://www.england.nhs.uk/2018/02/englands-top-ae-doctor-says-we-must-seize-once-in-a-generation-opportunity-to-remake-nhs-and-local-government-partnership/


‘It’s good to talk,’ dementia study finds

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 in News.

“Just one hour a week of social interaction helps dementia patients,” reports The Guardian. Researchers working with care homes found that training staff to deliver personalised care reduced people’s distress and improved their quality of life. Care home staff spent […]


Weightlifting shows benefits for kidney disease patients

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 in News.

A new study conducted at Leicester’s Hospitals by University of Leicester researchers, led by Dr Emma Watson, Dr Tom Wilkinson, and Professor Alice Smith, has shown that non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who conducted both aerobic exercise and combined […]


Patients with prostate cancer choosing care closer to home

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 in News.

An increasing number of patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who have received treatment for prostate cancer, are benefiting from a new option to receive care closer to home. Since the remote monitoring service was introduced in December 2016, almost […]


Operational update from the NHS National Emergency Pressures Panel

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 in News.

The National Emergency Pressures Panel (NEPP) met today chaired by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. The panel noted after stabilising A&E performance in January the NHS has been confronted with persistently high flu hospitalisations, a renewed spike in norovirus and prolonged […]


New, simpler test introduced for patients with bowel problems

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in News.

Clinicians and health organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have introduced a new approach to testing bowel problems, with the aim of speeding up diagnosis for patients. Previously, patients with symptoms that could indicate bowel cancer were all referred, by […]


Basic asthma care comes down to ‘postcode lottery’ Asthma UK survey finds

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in News.

Two-thirds of people with asthma who attended hospital did not receive a follow-up appointment within two working days, despite NICE guidance. https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/news/basic-asthma-care-comes-down-to-postcode-lottery-asthma-uk-survey-finds/20204288.article


Mindapples: What do you do to unwind?

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in Events, News.

Mindapples are day-to-day activities that are good for your mind. Come and share what you do to destress and learn how to take care of your emotional wellbeing.   This FREE event is open to everyone, but spaces are limited. […]


Men and Mental Health

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in Events, News.

A lived experience talk to discuss men’s mental health, why speaking out can be so hard, and why it can be so great. EVERYONE is welcome to join the discussion, or just listen to other people’s experiences. Tuesday 13 March […]


Survey published on Bradgate Mental Health Unit

Survey published on Bradgate Mental Health Unit

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in News.

Healthwatch Leicestershire have published a survey capturing feedback from service users and carers on the support they received at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit (BMHU). Services at the unit are provided by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, which provides mental health, learning disability […]


Community Grants deadline – Friday 2nd March

Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 in News, Uncategorised.

Time to Change aims to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in our city. Mental health problems are common in Leicester and are estimated to affect one in four people. It’s likely that you […]


Alzheimer’s Society event at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 in News.

On 5th February, the Lord Mayor was joined by Karamjit Singh, Chairman of Leicester’s Hospitals, members of the meaningful activities team and Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support to join in with fun and games in the Ward dayroom. The Lord Mayor […]


Leicester Professor goes platinum for clinical research excellence

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 in News.

A Leicester Professor has been recognised with a Platinum Clinical Excellence Award by the Department of Health and Social Care. Melanie Davies CBE, Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of […]


Leicester Bread Clubs launched to improve local mental health

Leicester Bread Clubs launched to improve local mental health

Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 in News.

      Bread making for the benefit of mental health is coming to Leicester. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have teamed up with Planet Leicester Bakers, who have secured funding to kick start a new Leicester Bread Clubs initiative in […]


New Emergency Dental Services available in Melton Mowbray and Oakham

Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018 in News.

The Central Midlands Local Office developed commissioning intentions based on the Oral Health Needs Assessment and Commissioning Strategy recommendations to improve access to NHS dental services in priority areas. The Local Office has completed a procurement process to commission new […]


Impact analysis shows that Shingles vaccine cut cases by a third

Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018 in News.

Public Health England (PHE) has urged GPs to encourage eligible patients to get the shingles vaccine after a study which appeared in  the Lancet Journal of Public Health, showed that the vaccine reduced cases by a third between 2013 and 2016. The […]


LPT secures £299,000 ‘winter pressures’ funding for mental health

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 in News.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has secured funding of £299,000 from NHS England to extend adult mental health services over the winter months. The money, part of an additional £337million of NHS funding announced by the Chancellor in November, will […]


Patients should take three steps before visiting their GP this Winter

Posted on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 in News.

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is asking patients to take three steps before visiting their GP in a bid to relieve pressure this winter. The college asked patients to consider the slogan “3 before GP”’, which refers to […]


NHS England pilot area found front door A&E GPs didn’t work

Posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in News.

An area piloting NHS England’s new care models has said placing GPs at the front door of Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E)‘did not work’, and that they were better placed overseeing patient discharge. The comments, which related to a trial […]


Homeless Services in Leicester over Christmas and New Year

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 in News.

Please share this information on Christmas and New Year Homeless Services 2017-18 Hot food and social events on Christmas day. Health services, social groups and advice services open over the Christmas period for homeless people.


Relaunch of Dance versus Diabetes in January

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 in News.

Do you have Type 2 Diabetes?Would you like to get fit? Fancy something a bit more fun? The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Leicester Diabetes Centre are please to offer a series of nine Bollywood Dance Classes to people with Type 2 Diabetes. […]


Leicester City legend Patron of Cardiac Surgery Research Group

Posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 in News.

Leicester City Football Club’s ambassador and former player, Alan Birchenall MBE, has become the patron for the Leicester Cardiac Surgery Research Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) group. Headed by Professor Gavin Murphy, the Cardiac Surgery Research PPI group is a […]


How to avoid and beat the dreaded sickness bug Norovirus

Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 in News.

This is commonly known as the Winter vomiting sickness bug which thousands of people catch each year and is called Norovirus. Key symptoms are sickness and diarrhoea, as well as a fever and aches and pains. If you have had it […]


Leicester’s Hospitals sign Memorandum of Understanding with China

Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017 in News.

Leicester’s Hospitals has entered into an important Memorandum of Understanding with the Nantong University Affiliated Hospital, China. The agreement intends to promote cooperation in medical research, training and education between the two institutions. The new deal further expands and develops […]


How to access GP online services – quickly easily and secure

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 in News.

Sign up for GP online services you will be able to use a website or app to: book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse order repeat prescriptions online view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, […]


NHS England to ban GPs from prescribing self -limiting illnesses

Posted on Monday, December 4th, 2017 in News.

NHS England will ban GPs from prescribing for 34 self-limiting conditions under proposals to be released in the New Year. Under the new proposals GPs will be unable to prescribe over-the-counter medicines, including paracetamol, for self-limiting conditions. NHS England said it will release […]


Why you should NEVER skip breakfast!!

Posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in News.

Skipping breakfast could increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to new research. A study found that having a morning meal triggers the body’s fat cells to eat up sugar rather than store it. The process could help regulate […]


Over 5,000 nurses to be brought into the NHS from overseas

Posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in News.

The NHS is intending to source more than 5,000 nurses from overseas, Health Education England (HEE) has revealed. HEE Chief Executive, Professor Ian Cumming, told the House of Commons Health Committee yesterday that ‘somewhere in the region of 5,500 nurses’ […]


GPs to have access to new domestic violence referral option

Posted on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in News.

A programme to help GPs refer domestic violence and abuse (DVA) victims is set to expand across the UK and globally after a new social enterprise organisation was launched. ‘IRIS’ Social Enterprise provides training and support to GPs, practice nurses […]


East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) appoint new Director of Operations

Posted on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in News.

Following the appointment of Richard Henderson as Chief Executive we are pleased to announce we have appointed Ben Holdaway as Director of Operations.  Ben joined EMAS in June 2016, through a seconded opportunity as Associate Director of Operational Improvement from Yorkshire […]


New Children’s Acupuncture Clinic to help reduce chronic pain

Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 in News.

An innovative new children’s Acupuncture Clinic has been set up by Leicester Children’s Hospital based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The clinic run by Zoe Forster and Sarah Roberts Children’s Pain Specialist Nurses who have undergone training with  the British […]


The British Dental Association (BDA) call for crackdown on ambulance chasers

The British Dental Association (BDA) call for crackdown on ambulance chasers

Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 in News.

The British Dental Association has called for a crackdown on no-win-no-fee lawyers targeting the profession, as newly-reported figures from Dental Protection show that dentists are now twice as likely to be sued than a decade ago. Care Quality Commission reports continue to […]


MPs call for action on Children’s Oral Health

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 in News.

The British Dental Association (BDA) was pleased to hear MPs calling for action on children’s oral health at a debate in the House of Commons on 31 October, secured by Steve McCabe MP, following a meeting with the BDA. They have […]


Man with lung condition speaks out ahead of national campaign

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 in News.

An ex-smoker forced to give-up work because of a chronic lung condition has spoken of his experience testing a “life-changing” new gadget, unveiled by scientists in Leicester. Martin Chesney has had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for more than five […]


Making Christmas Special – Donate a gift to neonatal babies

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in News.

Thank you for thinking about donating a gift to one of our neonatal babies this Christmas. All babies are special, but babies who need extra support and care after birth will need to stay in a neonatal unit. These babies may have […]


GPs want to scrap Friends and Family Tests and NHS Choices

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in News.

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) GP Committee has been told to lobby for the end of the Friends and Family Test, as well as practice reviews posted by patients on NHS Choices. The motion, passed at England’s Local Medical Committees’ Conference, […]


Cervical cancer research receives important boost

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in News.

A prospective research programme in Leicester to improve the lives of women who have undergone treatment for cervical cancer has received a cash injection. John Boulger, Director of Crowndale Foods in Wigston organised a team of swimmers – including staff, […]


NHS shares top tips for taking care of common childhood illnesses

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in News.

Parents and carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being encouraged to take advantage of NHS guidance on how to take care of common childhood illnesses. The advice is being made available to launch the local NHS Self-Care campaign, which runs from […]


New treatment offers hope for patients with heart failure

Posted on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 in News.

Leicester’s first His bundle pacemaker, a pioneering new technique, has been implanted at Leicester’s Hospitals.  The procedure was carried out as part of the HOPE-HF clinical trial and was performed by consultant cardiologists, Professor Andre Ng from the University of […]


Leicester holds first EMBER industry symposium

Posted on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 in News.

The first forum for academics, industry leaders, charities and doctors to explore a potentially revolutionary method of diagnosing heart and lung disease from a patient’s breath sample was held in Leicester last week (1st November). The EMBER (East Midlands Breathomics […]


Making Christmas special for older people in hospital

Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in News.

This Christmas, older people spending the festive season on a ward in one of Leicester or Leicestershire’s hospitals will receive a gift bag of goodies donated by local people. The 2017 ‘Making Christmas Special’ campaign sees Leicester’s Hospitals, Age UK […]


Leicester leads the way in providing pioneering, non-invasive Autopsy Service

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 in News.

Leicester’s Hospitals in conjunction with Leicester City Council and Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner, Mrs Catherine Mason, are changing their approach to post mortem investigations. Traditional post mortem examinations are being replaced with less intrusive alternatives, such as using a specialised x-ray […]


Disabled children sitting comfortably thanks to a new NHS service

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 in News.

A new local service providing specialist chairs for children with specific mobility problems has made a positive difference to young patients. The One Child, One Chair service is for children aged between 3 and 16, who have long term, significant, […]


Who is eligible for a flu jab and all you need to know

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 in News.

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu […]


Last chance to apply for a Voluntary Sector Community Grant of up to £2000

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 in News.

The deadline is fast approaching for the 2017 sharing and celebrating patient and participation in Healthcare Community Grants Scheme. Grants of up to £2000 are available to Voluntary and Community organisations to showcase how they have involved patients, service-users and […]


World Stroke Day – Sunday 29th October 2017

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 in News.

This year’s World Stroke Day will be taking place on 29th October. It will focus on ‘prevention’ as stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability globally. The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is calling on people to do what […]


Public Health England launches its Keep Antibiotics Working Campaign

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 in News.

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new campaign to help tackle antibiotic resistance. ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ highlights that taking antibiotics when you do not need them puts you and your family at risk. It recommends to always ask your […]


Achieving world-class Cancer outcomes

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in News.

NHS England’s National Cancer Programme Progress Report (2016-17) shows that the NHS is on track to transform cancer services by 2020/21. Significant and rapid progress has been made including £130m investment over 2016/18 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and […]


Keeping your ear to the ground on dementia

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in News.

Have you ever thought that Dementia and Hearing Loss are connected? On the NHS England website there is a blog written by Professor Alistair Burns Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and Vice Dean for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences […]


How does the NHS in England work? An Alternative Guide

How does the NHS in England work? An Alternative Guide

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in News.

The King’s Fund which is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England and have launched a video called “How does the NHS in England Work? An Alternative Guide”. They have produced an animated film which is […]


New technology boosts conception rates for Leicester fertility patients

Posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in News.

The Leicester Fertility Centre situated within its own purpose built unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary, has received a new state-of-the-art Embryo Monitoring System with Time-lapse Image Capture. The team of 20 specialists in the Leicester Fertility Centre (LFC) offer fertility services to […]


Early support services being offered locally for Young People’s Mental Health

Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017 in News.

New services are being introduced across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to support young people’s mental and emotional health and wellbeing. The expansion coincides with a report, published by the National Children’s Bureau, which found that, nationally, a quarter of girls […]


Healthwatch Leicester’s Annual Report – 2016-2017

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017 in News, Reports.

Healthwatch Leicester now has their Annual Report available for tye year April 2016 – March 2017. There is lots of information about we have been doing and what we have achieved over the last 12 months. We hope you find […]


An apple a day keeps Leicester’s Hospitals healthy today!

Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in News.

A new fruit and veg stall has launched this week outside the main entrance of Glenfield Hospital as part of a plan to promote healthier eating for staff, patients and visitors. Leicester’s Hospitals has teamed up with local greengrocer, PB […]


NHS England’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in News.

NHS England has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17, detailing the work of the organisation over the last year and outlining some of the most significant achievements and challenges. The report sets out the progress made in delivering […]


£40m boost for new hospital wards in Leicester’s Hospitals

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in News.

Hospitals and Mental Health Services in Leicester and Leicestershire have received a cash injection of nearly £40m. This will be used to for new Intensive Care Units at Leicester’s Hospitals, a new ward at Glenfield Hospital and a purpose built […]


Research team receives £25k to continue investigations into rare disease

Posted on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in News.

A team of scientists and clinicians from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (formerly Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit) has received a cheque for £25,000 from the Beat SCAD charity to continue its ground breaking research into the cardiovascular disease, […]


Healthwatch Leicester helping to improve Dentistry in Leicester City

Posted on Monday, July 10th, 2017 in News.

Healthwatch Leicester have been involved in Dentistry in Leicester City since it became independent in 2013. During that time we have built up good relationships with NHS England’s Local Dental Network (LDN) which we attend quarterly and also with the […]


Children’s Charity ‘Healing Little Hearts’ reaches Global Status

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in News.

The charity which sends teams of medical specialists to perform lifesaving heart surgery for underprivileged families, has reached global status. Founded in 2007 by children’s Consultant Intensivist at Leicester’s Hospitals, Dr Sanjiv Nichani, Healing Little Hearts treats the poorest of […]


What is Social Care and How Does it Work?

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 in News.

The Kings Fund which is an independent charity working to improve Health and Social Care in England have put together a series of videos through which provide a Bite Sized guide to Social Care – in four separate videos:- What is […]


Dentists challenge parties to address failures on prevention

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in News.

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said political indifference is now jeopardising the sustainability of the dental service in England, as they called on all parties to set out their plans on prevention. Tooth decay is an almost entirely preventable […]


Why does the receptionist need to ask what’s wrong with me?

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 in News.

It is not a case of receptionists being nosey!! The reception staff are members of the Practice Team and it has been agreed they should ask patients ‘why they need to be seen.’ Reception staff are trained to ask certain […]


If you have questions about Cancer – Get on Board!

Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017 in Events, News.

Do you have questions about Cancer? Then Step on Board! Belgrave Event Macmillan Cancer is in your area, so come and talk to their friendly specialists! Monday 22nd May 2017 10.00am – 4.00pm B and M Store 1 Leicester LE4 […]


Healthwatch Leicester Board Meeting – Wednesday 24 May 2017

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 in Events, News.

The next meeting of the Healthwatch Leicester Board will be held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 in room 0.37 at the University of Leicester’s Medical School, University Road/Lancaster Road, Leicester from 6.00 – 8.00pm. There is parking available in the […]


Apply for a 2017 East Midlands PPI Bursary

Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 in News.

The  East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) offer £1500 to 10 groups supporting patient, carer and public involvement in healthcare research and delivery across the East Midlands, with a particular focus on Public and Patient  Involvement (PPI )of seldom […]


New provider of Urgent Care Services announced to support patients

Posted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 in News.

The Clinical Commissioning Groups for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have announced their preferred bidder for Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) Thames Ambulance Service Limited (TASL)  has won a 5 year contract worth £28 million. It will take over from Arriva […]


Apply for a 2017 Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Bursary

Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in News.

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network launch bursaries of £1500 each for 10 groups. This funding will support patient, carer and public involvement in healthcare research and delivery across the East Midlands, with a particularly focus on involvement with […]


The latest edition of LPT News is now available below

The latest edition of LPT News is now available below

Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in News.

Please find attached this month’s LPT News. In this issue you will find short articles related to the following subjects: CQC inspection report – Feb 2017 New enhanced crisis house provision Showcasing the intensive community support service New ‘Healthy Together’ […]


New Centre for Clinical Practice and Nursing Associates Unveiled

Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in News.

Leicester’s Hospitals new Centre for Clinical Practice will be officially unveiled on Friday 10 March 2017 and will be used to deliver education and training for a number of Healthcare Staff and Professionals. Formerly known as the Alfred Hill Building […]


East Midlands Congenital Heart Campaign weekly update

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in News.

Update from John Adler, Chief Executive This week we have been continuing to provide information to NHS England prior to the launch of the public consultation; we are still awaiting a firm date for the start of this but are […]


Leicester City Council’s Adult Social Care Portal

Leicester City Council’s Adult Social Care Portal

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in News.

Leicester City Council’s Adult Social Care Portal can be found at: https://mysupportneeds.leicester.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home  People using the portal will be asked some straightforward questions about their support or caring needs to find out if they are likely to be able to receive […]


Council tax hike being considered to cover Social Care costs

Council tax hike being considered to cover Social Care costs

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 in News.

Ministers are looking at increasing Council Tax to pay for social care but have been warned that it will not tackle funding problems which are “out of control”l Experts, including the former Tory health secretary Stephen Dorrell, have warned of […]


East Midlands Congenital Heart Service Update – 5 December 2016

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in News.

Update from John Adler, Chief Executive Please see below the next weekly instalment about our campaign to keep Children’s Hearts services at Glenfield. We hope you find this interesting. The highlight of last week has to be the grand opening […]


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) News for November 2016

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) News for November 2016

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in News.

The latest issue of LPT News is now available to keep up to date with what is happening. You can download it from the link below:- In this issue you will find: Results from our stakeholder perception audit CQC inspection visit […]


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