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National awards win for NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

National awards win for NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

An initiative to improve diagnosis and treatment of urine infections in older people and reduce the use of antibiotics has won a national award.

Local NHS calls for patients to find out more about changes to prescribing

Local NHS calls for patients to find out more about changes to prescribing

The local NHS is calling for patients to find out more about changes to prescribing and to provide their views on the changes before they take place.

Don’t let the bank holiday catch you out. Get your prescriptions ahead of time!

Don’t let the bank holiday catch you out. Get your prescriptions ahead of time!

Patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to get their repeat prescriptions in good time in preparation for the bank holiday weekend.

Festive reminder for patients to order repeat prescriptions

Festive reminder for patients to order repeat prescriptions

Patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged not to leave it too late to order their repeat prescriptions this Christmas.

City care homes better supported to manage appropriate prescribing

City care homes better supported to manage appropriate prescribing

Patients across Leicester are set to benefit as a result of extra support being given to care homes around the prescribing of medications.

Patients invited to share their views about repeat prescription ordering

Patients invited to share their views about repeat prescription ordering

The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are reviewing the process for repeat prescriptions and are inviting people to share their views

Have your say on possible changes to availability of paracetamol and gluten-free foods on prescription

Have your say on possible changes to availability of paracetamol and gluten-free foods on prescription

We are investigating ways we can reduce the amount we spend on prescribing items which are also freely available to buy in supermarkets and community pharmacies. Have your say by completing our survey.

CCG Medicines Optimisation Team scoops national award

CCG Medicines Optimisation Team scoops national award

A project which has improved the way in which patients are prescribed antibiotics and reduced the number of prescriptions dispensed in Leicester has scooped a national award.

CCG Medicines Optimisation Team drives down rates of antibiotic use

CCG Medicines Optimisation Team drives down rates of antibiotic use

A project which has improved the way in which patients are prescribed antibiotics has been shortlisted for a major award by Public Health England.