Our priorities meet the needs of Leicester’s unique population and have been developed together with patients and our local partners and stakeholders. You can learn more about them in this section and discover what our goals are for our patients.
Read in more detail about the population we serve and why we have selected these priorities.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes diseases of the heart or blood vessels and can result in heart attacks and strokes. It often results in patients having a long term condition.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can include a number of lung conditions including bronchitis and emphysema. In the majority of cases is caused by smoking.
The term ‘mental health problems’ covers a range of conditions ranging from anxiety, depression through to severe and enduring mental illness. While some people will recover quickly, for others it will take much longer.
The 65-plus age group places the heaviest demand on health and social care services. Most commonly reported chronic conditions for the elderly are heart and circulatory disease. Other debilitating diseases include musculoskeletal aliments and strokes.
Better Care Together is a partnership of NHS organisations and local authorities across the area with the aim of improving the health and experience for patients and service users by focussing on community-based prevention and care – while at the same time addressing major financial challenges.