Temporary local NHS service changes to focus on COVID-19 1 April 2020


https://news.leicester.gov.uk/news-articles/2020/april/temporary-changes-to-nhs-urgent-care-services-in-leicester/

Temporary local NHS service changes to focus on COVID-19
1 April 2020

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is making temporary changes to some services to prioritise our efforts on COVID-19 (coronavirus), with immediate effect.
The changes are necessary to make the best use of clinical teams and other health staff by basing them at fewer locations during the outbreak.

The following services will be suspended: the hubs at Enderby, Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth, Oakham, Market Harborough, Coalville, Hinckley, Belgrave (Brandon Street) and Saffron Lane.
GP practice, pharmacy (www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy) and NHS111 online (www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19) and telephone services will be available as normal.
We acknowledge this may mean more travel for some people to be seen. However, reducing the number of sites that our urgent care centres and primary care hubs are operating from during the coronavirus pandemic will allow us to continue to provide these services for patients while ensuring we can also respond to increased demand, in other local NHS services.
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For more information please contact: Ian Kingsbury, Communications and Engagement Manager, West Leicestershire CCG, 07771 885484 or ian.kingsbury@nhs.net