East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been reviewing the community healthcare system for its population of around 315,000 patients.
The CCG has drawn up a proposed future model, which would give GPs greater influence over community health services for their patients. It would mean a major re-organisation of the way services are commissioned, integrated and managed.
In the autumn of 2015 we invited people to look at the proposed model of community care and provide us with feedback using a questionnaire. We also went out and about in East Leicestershire and Rutland to get people’s views and insights into their current care.
This questionnaire closed on 31 December last year and we are beginning to look at the answers and comments we received to get a picture of what people think about the proposals. This information will then help the CCG to further develop the model.
We would like to thank everyone who has put forward their views so far. If you didn’t get the opportunity to look at the proposed model and give us your feedback, there will be further opportunities in 2016.
If these proposals develop into options that will change the way services are delivered, we would then need to hold a full public consultation, which is very likely to be conducted by the healthcare change programme Better Care together.
Dr Andy Ker, our Vice Chair, explains the model here:
The proposed community services model, summary document and FAQs are below.