News & Events

We want to ensure that you are kept up to date with the latest news, events and announcements from your local CCG. In this section you can find our latest media releases as well as events and campaign announcements.

Local NHS urges people of Leeds to order repeat prescription medicine before Easter

Leeds residents asked to visit their local pharmacy (chemist) and order their medication well before the Easter break Many pharmacies are closed or have reduced hours over Easter, so anyone who has a repeat prescription or takes regular medication should make sure they have enough in their cupboards for the bank holiday period. If you […]

Macmillan care nurse to support Leeds patients in trial project

A new project has begun that will offer 200 Aireborough patients an opportunity to access support through a cancer care review nurse following funding from Macmillan. Sharon Huntley, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, has been appointed to provide clinical expertise for the 12 month project. She will be working with patients to identify a care plan […]

Leeds resident with bipolar disorder shows her support for World Bipolar Day

Leeds resident Beverley Thornton, who has had bipolar disorder for 31 years, is asking Leeds residents to join her in ending stigma around bipolar disorder in the lead up to World Bipolar Day on Thursday 30 March. Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from […]

From sprints to tiring climbs

As I get ready for my cycling challenge I realised my training regime reflects work in changing the Leeds health and care system to enable it to be in the best shape possible. No matter what the future might hold, and whatever pressures the system is under, there’s some fundamentals we must always get right. […]

Leeds care home benefits from telehealth technology pilot

Residents at a Leeds care home are benefitting from a pilot scheme, funded by NHS England as part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Acceleration Zone, allowing health and care staff to remotely monitor their health. All 34 residents at Sunnyside Care Home in Crossgates can now have their health assessed using the telehealth service. […]

Click and book your next GP appointment

GP online services also make ordering repeat prescriptions easy Residents in Leeds are being encouraged to use GP online services, which allows them to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions, and access parts of their GP record online. It’s quick, easy and all information is secure. People who require repeat prescriptions can make this […]

Survey shows GP appointments among things Leeds folk likely to forget

Keys, birthdays and GP appointments make the top five list of things likely to be forgotten by people in Leeds according to survey carried out by NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Completing the top five list of things that can get forgotten was putting something in diaries and headphones. The CCG took to […]

Free WiFi for patients in Leeds GPs

Patients and healthcare professionals visiting nearly all of the GP surgeries in Leeds can now connect to the internet using free WiFi.  This will allow people sat in waiting rooms to have secure access to emails, as well as being able to browse social media and web content for example NHS Choices and current affairs. […]

World Cancer Day serves as reminder to take up NHS screening invites

The local NHS is supporting World Cancer Day (Saturday 4 February) by encouraging Leeds residents to take up their NHS cancer screening. There are three types of cancer screening for adults in England and they save thousands of lives each year, these are; breast cancer screening, bowel cancer screening and cervical screening. The latest figures […]