In 2013/14 Leicester City CCG will receive around £364m to provide healthcare services for the Leicester City population. In this section we help you to learn more about these services and how they are helping you to live long and healthy lives.
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The Better Care Fund is a collaboration between Leicester City CCG and Leicester City Council, as well as local health and social care partners, that will deliver combinations of both health and social care solutions so that fewer people need to be treated in hospital and can remain independent at home.
Urgent and emergency care is for serious and life threatening conditions that require medical assistance straight away. It includes services such as NHS 111, A&E and ambulance services.
This is the service you receive when you contact a doctor when your GP practice is closed.
Elective care is pre-arranged, non-emergency care, including scheduled operations. It is provided by medical specialists in a hospital or another care setting. You will usually be referred by your GP.
Community health services are provided outside a hospital, in local communities. It also extends to services provided by GP practices over and above their standard responsibilities.
Rehabilitation services help to restore people to good health and mobility following illness or injury and allow them to regain independence in their daily lives. These services are sometimes also known as intermediate care.
The role of maternity and newborn services is to care for mums to be and newborn babies in hospital.
Children’s healthcare services look after children both mentally and physically in either a hospital or community setting.
Services for patients with learning disabilities consist of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of both children and adults.
Mental health services diagnose and treat patients with mental health problems, ranging from stress and anxiety to dementia and personality disorders, caring for patients both in the community and in a hospital setting.
Continuing healthcare is care given over an extended period of time to meet the physical or mental health needs of adults with a disability, injury, or illness. It involves a package of care that is arranged and funded by the NHS and is free of charge to the person receiving the care. This is sometimes called fully funded NHS care.
Infertility services support patients who are experiencing difficulties in having a family. Treatments may include in vitro fertilisation (IVF), Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), surgical retrieval of sperm, egg donation, egg sharing, donor insemination (DI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).