The Better Care Together Plan - Our Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

We have held several events to engage with patients, carers and staff regarding the Better Care Together Plan. You can find out more about the events here or download the findings here.

To find out more about the Better Care Together Partnership, please visit their website.
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Open consultations

There are currently no open consultations

Closed consultations

Experience of the new approach to Urgent Care

West Leicestershire CCG has been looking into how the new urgent care model is changing the experiences of staff who provide care as well patients, their family and carers who use the service. 

The CCG wants to understand the   experiences of delivering or using the service, in particular whether the introduction of earlier discussion with a clinician or other health professional when you call NHS111 is improving the experience.

What you tell us will help us to design better services that help you to keep well and stay in control of your life and health issues.

We have now completed the interviews and will report on our findings in the New Year. 

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Treatments of lower back pain survey

The clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have launched an eight-week period of engagement to ensure patients are aware of the changes which are being put in place after new guidance was published in November 2016 by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending how lower back pain should be treated:.
 
They want to find out from patients who have experienced lower back pain how these changes will impact them and what they would find beneficial to treat it. The results will be used to inform the development and refinement of lower back pain treatment options in the future.
 
Read more and share your views. The survey closes on 3 December 2018.
 
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Consultation on a proposed model for the re-procurement of integrated sexual health services
 
The current contract for sexual health services for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ends on 31 December 2018. We would like your views to help determine what the new services should offer and how they might work, please reply by 15 October 2017. Read more.
 
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Specialist equipment

People living in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland who use specialist mobility and control equipment are being asked to share their views on the services that provide these items. Read more.

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Prescribing for Minor ailments

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to understand how people would be affected if they had to buy certain over the counter medicines from a pharmacist or supermarket, instead of requesting a prescription for some minor conditions.

These include minor conditions like headaches, indigestion, head lice, travel sickness, athlete’s foot, diarrhoea, insect bites and stings and hay fever, which many people already do purchase without prescription. It also includes Vitamin D supplements in some cases. [1]

The CCG also want to understand the impact on relevant people if they were asked to buy specialised infant formula which can be prescribed for babies with reflux or lactose intolerance instead of it being supplied on prescription.

This does not apply to specialised products for infants with cows’ milk protein allergy which is very expensive and not readily available in supermarkets.

Following this engagement, GPs are being asked not to prescribe medicines on prescription for the short term treatment of minor ailments, low dose vitamin D supplements for prevention of deficiency and some specialised infant formulas. Patients will be asked to purchase them over the counter instead. The CCG is also asking patients not to request these items on their prescription. Community Pharmacists are best placed to help and advise on suitable treatments for common ailments

 

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Fit for the Future – Ashby community health consultation

Our CCG and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) have reached a decision on how to best meet the long-term health needs of people living in and around Ashby de la Zouch.

During the public meetings held near the end of May in Ashby, both boards agreed to move services out of Ashby and District Hospital to other local places, to increase the range of community health services and provide more care in people’s homes. That ultimately will mean Ashby and District Hospital will close to inpatients, so clinics and outpatient services will be moved to other local places. To read further details, click here.

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Prescribing of paracetamol and Gluten Free product

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR are investigating ways they can reduce the amount they spend on prescribing items which are cheaply available to buy in supermarkets and community pharmacies.

Following engagement and consideration of feedback, it has been decided that patients in Leicestershire and Rutland who use large quantities of paracetamol (for example for management of chronic pain conditions), will continue to receive paracetamol on prescription. However, patients should purchase paracetamol for use in the short term for self-limiting illnesses.

For Gluten Free foods it was decided that:

• Patients who have been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis will receive up to 8 units per month of gluten free bread and flour.

• Prescribing of pasta, pizza bases, cereals and crisp breads is no longer recommended as these foods are available from supermarkets at a similar cost to their gluten containing equivalents and therefore the patient is not unfairly disadvantaged by having to purchase these goods.

Read more

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Consultation on Settings of Care
 
Members of the public and local patients receiving Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding were eing invited to take part in a public consultation on changes to a policy which aims to make CHC funding fairer and sustainable for all eligible patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) responsible for LLR - East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, Leicester City CCG and West Leicestershire CCG are proposing changes to the current ‘Settings of Care’ policy.

This policy determines how and when CCGs will support individual choice of care setting (e.g. care at home, in a care home or elsewhere) for people receiving CHC funding. It also guides the level of funding for providing care in that setting and includes criteria which ensure individual circumstances are taken into account. 
 
For more information please click here.

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Hinckley and Bosworth Community Services Review
 
We are currently reviewing the planned care services in Hinckley and preparing to go out to consultation as part of the wider Better Care Together consultation later in 2016.

Your views

To find out more about the work we've done so far in Hinckley visit our dedicated Hinckley pages to find out more.
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Future consultations

We will post these as soon as our plans are in place.

 

 

 

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