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Oadby and Wigston GP urges local people to get tested for coronavirus

Oadby and Wigston GP urges local people to get tested for coronavirus

A GP in Oadby and Wigston, the area with the highest coronavirus infection rate in Leicestershire is urging local residents to get tested for the virus in a bid to reduce the infection rate. The advice comes as the borough and the city face a further local lockdown for at least another fortnight.

More than a million people reached with Leicester Coronavirus messages in community languages

More than a million people reached with Leicester Coronavirus messages in community languages

Coronavirus video messages by Leicester GPs in a range of languages have been viewed by more than 216,000 people over the first few days since they were released, and over a million people have seen the social media messages promoting the campaign.

Local NHS marks Men’s Health Week with important message for men

Local NHS marks Men’s Health Week with important message for men

This Men’s Health Week (15-21 June 2020), Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs) are encouraging men to take relevant action to look after themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Men’s Health Week runs every year in the week before Father’s Day. This year, the focus is ‘Take Action on Covid-19’. Since the outbreak […]

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Evington (18th June 2020).

Mobile Testing Unit to open in Evington (18th June 2020).

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Evington in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 18th June 2020.

Local NHS backs Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Local NHS backs Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Clinical Commissioning Groups are backing Cervical Screening Awareness Week (15-21 June 2020) by reminding women of the changes to cervical screening services during the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of booking an appointment if invited to.

NHS chief calls for ‘big conversation’ to address BAME coronavirus death concerns

NHS chief calls for ‘big conversation’ to address BAME coronavirus death concerns

A local NHS chief is calling for a big conversation with local statutory and public sector bodies in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) in a bid to reduce health inequalities, following Public Health England’s (PHE) recent review into the disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19.

Facemasks and coverings to be worn by all hospital staff, visitors and outpatients

Facemasks and coverings to be worn by all hospital staff, visitors and outpatients

Visitors and outpatients attending any NHS hospital setting from today (Monday 15 June) will be required to wear a facemask or face covering to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. All staff in hospitals must also wear facemasks to reduce the risk of transmission in hospitals

Local NHS celebrates national award win for South Asian healthy eating campaign

Local NHS celebrates national award win for South Asian healthy eating campaign

A local healthcare campaign has won a prestigious national award.

Mobile coronavirus testing unit to open in Loughborough (10th June 2020)

Mobile coronavirus testing unit to open in Loughborough (10th June 2020)

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Loughborough in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 10th June 2020.

Phased opening of dental practices

Phased opening of dental practices

Dental practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will begin opening from Monday 8th June.