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Get in the know with NHS 111

Residents in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being encouraged to use NHS 111 online when they have an urgent medical need.

Available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, NHS 111 online offers a fast and convenient solution. They can help you get the right care as quickly as possible.

If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, or are worried about a child under 5, call 111.

For life-threatening illnesses or injuries, always dial 999.

To find out more about local services visit: https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/get-in-the-know/

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New ‘What is Adult Safeguarding?’ session available

“What is Adult Safeguarding?” is a free online information session for people who live and work in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Safeguarding Adults Boards have arranged a new session for 31 January 2024, 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

You can book your free place online or email lsab-events@leicester.gov.uk or call 0116 454 6270 for more details.

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New domestic abuse video now available

A new domestic abuse video was released during Safeguarding Adults Week 2023

Hidden Harms is the new domestic abuse video launched by Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland’s Safeguarding Adults Boards

If you notice changes in the behaviour or appearance of someone you know well or they start to avoid you or stop contacting you, ask yourself why? This video from the LLR Safeguarding Adults Boards explains in more detail how you can spot some of the signs of abuse.

For more information visit the Safeguarding Adults Boards websites:

https://leicester.gov.uk/lsab

https://lrsb.org.uk/adults

If you are concerned that an adult with care and support needs may be experiencing abuse and/or neglect, contact your local adult social care services.

 

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What is Adult Safeguarding? Information sessions available in November

“What is Adult Safeguarding?” is an online information session for people who live and work in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Safeguarding Adults Boards are offering two sessions during November, click on one of the dates below to book your place online.

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Covid-19 and flu vaccines

NHS England has announced plans for the delivery of this year’s autumn and winter flu and Covid-19 programme.

People who are 65 and over and others who are at particular risk, are now able to get their flu and Covid-19 vaccines ahead of winter. This will offer better protection ready for the coldest months of the winter, when viruses circulate more.

All eligible people can now book their Covid-19 and flu vaccinations. To find out if you are eligible and how to book your vaccinations visit the NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Integrated Care Board (ICB) website.

Autumn vaccinations are back

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Living Well with Dementia Strategy 2024-2028

Supporting and helping people living with dementia and their carers remains a priority for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s (LLR) health, social care and voluntary organisations.

The draft Living Well with Dementia Strategy 2024-2028 sets out the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ambitions to support people to live well with dementia.

The consultation runs from Monday 17 July until Friday 22 September 2023, and you can take part by visiting the Consultation page.

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Improving the information exchange on virtual wards

NHS and social care colleagues in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are leading the way in linking up the information of patients on ‘virtual wards’ within the LLR Care Record.

The virtual ward service has been arranged locally by NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board and is being provided by a collaborative of local organisations, including University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Loros hospice care.

The LLR Care Record Programme is one of the first health and care systems in the country to integrate information from virtual wards into their shared care records programme. To find out more visit the LLR Integrated Care Board website at https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/your-care-record/

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New carers booklet now available

To coincide with Carers Week 2023, a new pack promoting carers health and wellbeing with a focus on the importance of mental health has been launched.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust led this multi agency project to provide a range of information for carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to help them feel supported and empowered.

You can download the booklet here.

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Leicestershire’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-32

Would you like to find out more about Leicestershire’s 10 year Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy? Leicestershire County Council has created a new video to help explain the strategy and what it means.

You can also read or download the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-32, the Easy Read version and ‘plan on a page’ summary document from this website.

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What is Adult Safeguarding? Information Session

“What is Adult Safeguarding?” is an online information session to support those who work in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and is taking place on Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 10:30 am – 11:30 am.

Book your place online now.

The Safeguarding Adults Boards are offering this information session for people who want to know more about Adult Safeguarding.

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