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Help us design local planned healthcare services – event now postponed

25th February 2020 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in

Banner explaining that the event on 31st March 2020 has been postponed.

Please note the event described below has now been postponed.


The three clinical commissioning groups in partnership with Leicester’s hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust are inviting people to an event to help them plan how pre-planned operations and treatment for non-urgent health issues are provided in the future.

The partners are asking anyone in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who has had a pre-planned operation or treatment for a non-urgent health problem, such as a cataract operation, a hip replacement or physiotherapy, or if they care for someone who has, to attend the event.

An interactive workshop will be held at The Nelson Suite, Leicester Racecourse on Tuesday 31 March from 1.00pm until 4.30pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Planned care is the term used to describe the non-emergency operations and treatments that are carried out in hospital and in the community, with appointments arranged in advance. Patients could be treated as an outpatient in a clinic or may have to stay overnight in hospital. Some examples of these are hip and knee replacements, cataract operations and joint injections.

Ket Chudasama, Planned Care Lead across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, said: “We want to bring together new ideas and feedback with what people have already told us to create a shared vision for how planned care services will be provided.

“Planned care covers many different health conditions and services. We call them specialities. We will use what we collectively agree at the event to help us prioritise what we need to focus on for all of these specialities. Together with patients, we will then be able to start looking at how we improve care in each speciality individually.”

The work is led by the three NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) responsible for planning and buying health services for local people, in partnership with local hospitals, GPs, public health and patient representatives.

Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis as places are limited. You can register by; clicking here, calling 0116 295 4104 or emailing: BCTComms@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special requirements.

The deadline to register is Sunday 29th March or when all spaces are filled, whichever is sooner.

Leicester Racecourse has ample car parking spaces and sits on direct bus routes across Leicester city, Leicestershire and Rutland and offers disabled access into and around the venue. If you are driving please type (LE2 4AL).




Notes to editors:

Planned care services include but are not limited to: Clinical Haematology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Gynaecology, Nephrology, General Surgery, Endocrinology, Urology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Geriatric Medicine, Ophthalmology, Palliative Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Diabetology.

Better Care Together partnership includes the six NHS organisations working alongside the three principal local authorities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and a range of other independent, voluntary and community sector providers. Formed in 2014, they combined to look after a population of more than one million people. These organisations are working together to improve services making them sustainable for future generations. For more information visit: http://www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk/

The three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR); East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELRCCG), Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCCG) and West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG) were created under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Working alongside local councils and a range of other independent and voluntary and community sector providers, LLR’s CCGs look after a population of more than one million people. We are responsible for planning and buying most health services needed by the people who live and work in LLR. This includes healthcare at GP practices, hospital care, urgent and emergency care, community health care, mental health and learning disability services and rehabilitation.

The LLR CCGs also work closely with partners to raise awareness around prevention and to encourage patients and the public to effectively self-care for minor injuries and ailments.

Our aim is to develop a health and care system that keeps people well and out of hospital, moves care closer to home, provides care in a crisis and delivers the best specialist care possible. LLR CCGs’ strategic intent including the need to move to a mature Integrated Care System by April 2021 is captured in the Five Year Plan for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


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