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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.
The best way to protect yourself and your family is to get the flu jab. If you are in a risk group, are pregnant or aged over 65 or over, it is really important to get vaccinated; contact your GP surgery and make an appointment.
Find out about the latest campaigns that the CCG is promoting to help improve your health and wellbeing.
Here you will find the latest polices which the CCG is required to publish by law.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Look through our library of useful videos to help you learn the best ways of improving your health.
Continuing healthcare is care given over an extended period of time to meet the physical or mental health needs of adults with a disability, injury, or illness. It involves a package of care that is arranged and funded by the NHS and is free of charge to the person receiving the care. This is sometimes called fully funded NHS care.