Press Releases

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.

Help shape the future of diabetes prevention & care in Leeds

The NHS in Leeds is asking people what they’d like to see in a new diabetes strategy for the city. The strategy will outline plans to reduce the number of people in Leeds who develop the condition and identify everyone who has it, while also looking at how we can support people with diabetes to live a fulfilling life.

Volunteer for your local NHS

This Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June), NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) acknowledges the fantastic contribution volunteers have made to the improvements and developments of health and care services in Leeds over recent years. NHS Leeds CCG is now inviting applications from people across Leeds, who would like to work alongside the CCG through […]

NHS Leeds puts STOMP on over medication

NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group are making headway with a national initiative called STOMP which aims to stop the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both. As part of national efforts, the CCG have commissioned a STOMP team who over the next 12 months will work closely with GP practices in […]

Patients advised to plan ahead for the bank holiday

With the bank holiday weekend fast approaching, health professionals from NHS Leeds CCG are reminding residents to plan ahead to stay well. Patients with long-term conditions are being asked to make sure they have enough medicines available to cover the bank holiday period. According to Dr Gordon Sinclair, GP at Burton Croft Surgery in Headingley […]

Patients in Leeds saving time by signing up for online access to their GP

A quarter of all patients registered in Leeds are now securely booking online appointments with their family doctor, saving time and money for themselves and their GP practice. Patients who register for online services are not just able to book appointments but can order repeat prescriptions, view their patient record and see test results without […]

Primary school leads the way in mental health

A primary school in Otley is celebrating, after becoming the first school in Leeds to be recognised as part of a pioneering programme that supports children and young people’s social, emotional and mental health. Westgate Primary School in Otley has been assessed and accredited by MindMate Champions, a new prevention and early intervention programme delivered […]

Leeds Mum Shares Her Story to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

When Leeds mum Sarah Sturdy gave birth prematurely, the traumatic experience made it difficult to bond with her son and left her feeling depressed and anxious. Now Sarah is speaking out about her experiences of mental health difficulties during pregnancy and after her son was born, in a bid to encourage other parents to get support […]

Leeds Rhino backs efforts to improve young mental health

7 February 2017 Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward is backing a new citywide strategy to improve young people’s mental health. The 23 year-old player has spoken about his own experiences of depression that developed when he was put out of action by series of injuries in 2015 and 2016. He shared his personal story and […]

Personal Health Budget helps make sure disability is no barrier to Colin’s career

Tuesday 31st January A disabled man from Chapeltown is the first person in Leeds to receive a combined ‘Personal Health Budget’ and this innovative joint care arrangement has given him the opportunity to complete his college studies. Colin McDonnell, 22, had this put in place for him when it looked as though he was not […]