Leicester

Leicestershire County Council health board set up

Leicestershire County Council has set up one of the first health and wellbeing boards in England.

Councillors, GPs, health care officials and patients groups on the board will look at how the health of people in Leicestershire can be improved.

The council said it hoped the board would encourage efficiency savings and more "joined-up thinking".

The board would focus on tackling smoking and obesity, a council spokesman added.

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