Public invited to hear about the future of health and social care services in Leicester over the next five years
1st February 2017 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in STP
Patients and members of the public in Leicester are invited to attend an event where information will be shared with them about plans to change health services over the next five years.
Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group is hosting a public information event so the draft plans for the local Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) can be clearly explained to local people, patients and carers.
The meeting will take place on Thursday 23 February, 2017 between 6pm and 8pm at the Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP.
People in Leicester City are living longer, and more frequently with one or more long-term health conditions, which means they need to use health services more often. Local health organisations are responding to this increased demand for care within the budgets that are available, but they will no longer be able to do so if this trend continues.
The draft plan, which is called Better Care Together locally, sets out the action needed to ensure consistently good quality health services can be delivered to patients for many years to come. Plans like these are being produced in all areas of the country.
Later in the year patients, carers and members of the public will be invited to take part in a consultation about the proposed changes to health and social care services. The purpose of this event is to make sure they understand the plans well enough to help them to take part in the consultation and express their views when the time comes.
Professor Azhar Farooqi, Chair of Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We need to get the best possible value we can from local NHS funding and make each pound count. There have been increases in investment but the growth in our population and the increasing cost of delivering services means that we will need to make some choices about how we best spend our resources to avoid a shortfall in the future.
“We will be looking to patients and the public to give us their views on the plans later in the year, so we want as many people as possible to come to this event to hear about the proposed changes so they feel well enough informed to be able to complete the survey when they are invited to do so.”
The draft plan is available to view by clicking here.
If you would like to attend the event, please register by contacting Jo Ryder, Engagement Manager on 0116 295 1123 or email email@example.com. Please let us know in advance if you have any access or disability requirements.
Please note that the original deadline for registration was Friday 17 February, 2017, however we would like as many people to attend as possible so its not too late to come a long on the evening, even if you haven’t registered.