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The local NHS is looking at ways to reduce the amount they spend on prescribing items which are available to buy in supermarkets and pharmacies such as paracetamol and gluten-free food.

Paracetamol is approximately four times more expensive when prescribed on the NHS compared to when it is purchased in pharmacies or supermarkets, and in 2015/16 the local NHS spent approximately £1.5 million on prescribing paracetamol.

Likewise, gluten-free foods were originally prescribed to help people who needed them to eat a balanced diet, but these foods are now easily found in supermarkets and the cost to the NHS is far more than the cost of buying it in the shops.

We are working with the NHS to understand the effect that reducing or stopping the prescription of some, or all of the items will have on you.

Learn more and take our short survey

CAMHS Enter & View Report


We undertook an Enter & View visit to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Unit at Coalville Community Hospital on 23 February 2016.

At the time of our visit, the evidence is that the Unit provides a very good standard of care.

The Enter & View Team has made five recommendations to the hospital and we have included the responses from the service provider in the report.

Read a summary of our findings and the report

Have you been affected by cancer?

We want to hear from people living with a cancer diagnosis, their carers and anyone that has been affected by cancer.

Tell us your experiences of accessing health (including GPs and hospitals) and support services for cancer care and treatment. 

We want to better understand what is important to people who use these services.

Read more and take our survey

Are you holding any events in Leicestershire?

This summer we will be touring the county to find out what people think about their local health and social care services.

Get in touch if you would like us to attend your event


Help to design non-rmergency patient transport Services

Local Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are working together to design what non-emergency patient transport should look like in the future.

They are holding an interactive workshop to hear your views.

Learn more and get involved

Keeping patients informed and involved

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) Quality Commitment 2016/17 Patient Experience looks at keeping patients informed and involved in decisions around their care and treatment.

They would like your views and opinions on how they can achieve this.

Learn more and give your views


Help to co-design nursing & residential homes services

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is hosting an event to hear your experiences of nursing and residential home services, so together you can co-create how these services should be in the future.

Learn more and book your place


Non-Executive Directors Positions

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is recruiting two non-executive directors, one with finance experience and the other with quality, process improvement or change management expertise.

Interested? Find out more


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Healthwatch Leicestershire
Tel: 0116 2574 999
Post: FREEPOST LE5 328, Healthwatch, Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, PO BOX 30, Leicester LE1 7ZX

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