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My health

Our vision is for people in Leicester to live long and healthy lives. As well as the healthcare services we manage, this vision will be achieved by ensuring you have the knowledge and tools to improve your health. This section has been dedicated to doing just that.

Treating coughs and colds

Treating coughs and colds

Some people think that antibiotics are the answer – but they are wrong.

One You

One You

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. Get advice and tips to a healthier you in 2018.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Self-care campaign

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Self-care campaign

We want to help build your confidence in preventing and treating minor illnesses yourself. We’ve brought together a full range of videos, factsheets and information all in one easy place, to help you become better equipped to take control of your health for life.

Current campaigns

Current campaigns

Find out about the latest campaigns that the CCG is promoting to help improve your health and wellbeing.

Become a winter buddy

Become a winter buddy

Become a winter buddy and keep an eye on someone who is older or more vulnerable, to help make the winter months easier for them.

Healthcare and treatment policies

Healthcare and treatment policies

Here you will find the latest polices which the CCG is required to publish by law.

Patient Choice

Patient Choice

If your GP needs to refer you for a physical or mental health condition, in most cases you have a legal right to choose which hospital or service you go to. This includes NHS and many private hospitals that provide services to the NHS.

Prescriptions

Prescriptions

Find out everything you need to know about prescriptions and medicines

Care and Support for Adults

Care and Support for Adults

The law on care and support in England changed in 2015. The new Care Act will make the care and support system more consistent across the country .

Use the internet to stay healthy – Learn my way

Use the internet to stay healthy – Learn my way

There are lots of ways you can use the internet to support your health, from making appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions online, to finding advice on specific symptoms and conditions.

Continuing Health Care

Continuing Health Care

This article explains care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS, for adults with a “primary health need”. It also explains how to find information on continuing care packages for children and NHS-funded nursing care for adults living in a care home.

Better Care Fund

Better Care Fund

The Better Care Fund is a collaboration between Leicester City CCG and Leicester City Council, as well as local health and social care partners, that will deliver combinations of both health and social care solutions so that fewer people need to be treated in hospital and can remain independent at home.

Children’s Health

Children’s Health

This section focuses on children’s health. Here we will update you on new health tools and information on children’s health and health issues.

Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budgets

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare to allow them to purchase care that meets their individual needs.

How we use your data

How we use your data

As an NHS patient, you have a choice about how your data is used. On this page we will share some of the ways that your data is used and how you can prevent it from being used in that way.

Leicester’s health priorities

Leicester’s health priorities

Leicester City CCG has looked at Leicester’s health needs and has chosen four areas where increased effort will be made. The have been selected because they will have a big impact on helping people to live more healthily for longer. Find out more about these and get advice on improving your health, or supporting your family in these areas.

Useful tools

Useful tools

There are many useful tools and trackers available online and for your phone or tablet to make health improvement that little bit easier. Find out more about them and download them here.

Videos

Videos

Look through our library of useful videos to help you learn the best ways of improving your health.