NHS Events to discuss the draft Sustainability and Transformation Plans

NHS Events to discuss the draft Sustainability and Transformation Plans

6th February 2017

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the organisation which plans and pays for NHS services in Hinckley and Bosworth, Charnwood and North West Leicestershire, today announced two more events, as part of the roadshow to allow people to find out more about the future of health services in the area.

The events will take place on the following dates

Monday, 27 March - Hinckley Golf Club, Leicester Road, Hinckley, LE10 3DR
Thursday, 30 March - The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AB

All events will start at 6pm and light refreshments will be available.

To sign up for one of the events, please visit https://www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/STPevents, email: communications@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk or telephone 0116 295 4183.

Toby Sanders, Managing Director of West Leicestershire CCG and STP Lead for LLR said

“We’re pleased to announce two more events in our roadshow, talking about the future of health and care services in local areas. These events are to give our local communities a chance to talk to us about how their care might be delivered in the future, and help us to continue to develop our proposals for transforming health and social care.

We know the NHS is at its best when it is delivering care to patients, and we have some great services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which we are all rightly proud of. But we also know that there are things we could do more efficiently and in a more joined up way, making the best use of the resources and people which we have. We believe our proposals for how we deliver these changes, outlined in our draft Sustainability and Transformation
Plan, will make things better for patients as well as making us financially sustainable for the longer term.”

These events form part of the ongoing engagement work taking place around latest draft of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). The plan sets out the challenges facing our local health service and what we feel we need to do to overcome them to provide a service that meets the needs of people now and in the future up until 2021.

The events offer an opportunity for people to hear about what we believe should be different about services in the future including having more care provided in the community, so that people only go to acute hospitals when they are acutely ill or when it is a planned procedure that cannot be done in a community setting.

People attending the event will also be able to share what matters most to them about the care they receive.

Mr. Sanders continues, “We’ll be talking about the care delivered in patient’s homes, in community settings, including community hospitals and general practice, and how patients will be supported in a crisis by providing 24/7 access to urgent care. We’ll also cover the wider changes proposed in the area. We know that people want to understand what any proposed change to services will mean for them locally and how it will affect the care they receive and we’re really keen for anyone who wants to find our more to come along and join the discussion.”