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Congratulations to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) which was graded overall as “Good”, with “Outstanding” for the care that it provides, in the recent Care Quality Commission inspection report, published yesterday: inspection report EMAS press release: “It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) […]

18th July 2019
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LAMP, the mental health advocacy charity, is holding a new mental health carers’ group in Rutland this week – Thursday 18th July 10.30am -12.30pm at Rutland Community Hub, Lands’ End Way, Oakham. It’s an opportunity to meet, socialise, and share experiences with other carers, find out about what services and advice […]

15th July 2019
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We experienced a lot of change in 2018-19, but were still busy working to ensure that the voices of all Rutland people were heard on the local delivery of health and social care. Read more about our year: Healthwatch Rutland Annual report 2018-19

30th June 2019
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The Better Care Together (BCT) team has launched a new video highlighting proposed changes at Leicester’s hospitals that include acute and maternity services for patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. As well as a single video the content can be viewed in short chapters that look at different aspects of […]

20th June 2019
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The theme of this year’s Carers week is supporting carers to be Healthy and Connected. You can read more about Carers Week and see the Healthwatch Rutland pledge to carers in Rutland here Jacqui Darlington, our HWR board member and Carers UK Local Awareness Volunteer has been busy all week, out and […]

12th June 2019
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Longer opening hours for minor injury services in Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Market Harborough NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG (ELR CCG), is pleased to announce that minor injury services are now open longer on weekdays in three locations across East Leicestershire and Rutland. New contracts with local GP practices […]

11th June 2019
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Please join us at the next Healthwatch Rutland board meeting in public on Tues 11 June 2019 at the Rutland Community Hub 6.30 to 8.30pm. You can view the agenda and papers here: Board Meeting agenda 110619 Paper 1 board minutes 120319 Paper 2 (a) Ketton mitigations Paper 2 (b) […]

3rd June 2019
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The Healthwatch Rutland News for May 2019 is out now!  

31st May 2019
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The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have today given assurances to Healthwatch Rutland that Urgent Care Services in East Leicestershire and Rutland (ELR) are operating as advertised this bank holiday weekend (including Urgent Care at Rutland Memorial Hospital): Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May: 9am to 7pm You can […]

24th May 2019
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A Leicester woman with dementia is highlighting the importance of getting the right help early on to people experiencing memory problems. Irene Woodward (68) was forgetting daily tasks and routines on a regular basis and knew something was wrong. She took early action by making an appointment with her GP […]

21st May 2019
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