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This month we report that we have been awarded a bursary to help set up the Young Healthwatch Rutland Group, bring you an update on our call for consultation on the Intensive Care Unit reconfiguration at Leicester Hospitals and ask people with hearing loss to complete a quick survey to […]

30th November 2018
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Sharing vital health information with health and social care organisations is now as easy as having a simple conversation. The majority of patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will already have a Summary Care Record. This contains basic information, such as recent medication, allergies, and sensitivities.          […]

22nd November 2018
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Healthy Rutland Grant Scheme – applications invited Rutland County Council has created a Healthy Rutland Grant Scheme for 2018/19 that will provide funding to encourage local projects that will improve health and wellbeing, promote independence and reduce the impact of long term health conditions. Grants of up to £10,000 will […]

13th November 2018
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Your chance to give your views: public meeting with NHS Managers to hear about latest plans for local health services, 19th November, 5pm, Rutland Council Offices in Oakham This is our opportunity in Rutland to hear more about major plans for local NHS services from the Better Care Together partnership […]

12th November 2018
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  NHS England wants to hear your views about how you feel child orthodontic services should be delivered in the future. Orthodontic treatment, which often involves fitting braces, is used to: •           improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth; and •           correct problems with the bite of […]

8th November 2018
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Healthwatch Rutland is really pleased to announce that it has been awarded a bursary from the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) to set up Young Healthwatch Rutland so that young people can raise their issues and concerns on health and social care. We are one of only ten […]

31st October 2018
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Following the three Leicester/shire and Rutland (LLR) Clinical Commissioning Groups’ commitment to seeing through the planned reconfiguration of Intensive Care Level 3 beds across the Leicester Hospital sites without public consultation, the discussion at the upcoming public engagement events on Better Care Together has been broadened to specifically include the […]

30th October 2018
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The Healthwatch Rutland Newsletter for October is published today. It features the new Government strategy to tackle loneliness (which includes a contribution from our Board member Jacqui Darlington on page 21 of the strategy) and information about the upcoming Better Care Together Engagement events across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, amongst […]

29th October 2018
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NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CCG) have published plans to develop out-of-hours or “urgent care services” that offer GP and nurse appointments when GP practices are closed on weekday evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays. Under the plans, a new urgent care centre will be […]

12th October 2018
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People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being asked to share their views on healthcare that patients receive at home and in local communities as the local NHS looks to improve community health services. Community health services cover a wide range of care, from supporting patients to manage long-term conditions like […]

8th October 2018
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