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Who we are and what we do

Here you can find out about the main purpose of NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group along with information about our vision and values.

The Health and Social Care Act set out a number of changes to healthcare provision that saw local GPs take more control of budgets and make decisions about what services their local communities require.

The Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) were abolished in April 2013 and NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CCG) took on full responsibility for commissioning healthcare services for residents in Blaby, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Rutland, Melton Mowbray, Oadby and Wigston and the surrounding areas.

ELR CCG also has responsibility for managing an NHS budget and monitoring contract performance of the services we commission. ELR CCG was created in shadow form in 2011 and from the outset we established a strong position in the management of local healthcare. In April 2012, we took on delegated budgetary responsibility from the Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT and became responsible for commissioning decisions, with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT Cluster retaining statutory obligations until ELR CCG was authorised.

ELR CCG is formed of GPs from 29 practices in the south and east of Leicestershire and Rutland serving around 327,000 patients. ELR CCG is led by a Governing Body comprising elected GP members, a secondary care clinician and lead nurse, independent lay members, representatives of Healthwatch and senior managers. It is supported by a team of staff overseeing the daily business of the CCG.

Our vision and values

Our vision

To improve health by meeting our patients’ needs with high quality and efficient services, led by clinicians and delivered closer to home.

Our strategic aims

  • Transform Services and enhance quality of life for people with long term conditions – with a particular focus on COPD, diabetes, dementia, mental health and learning disabilities
  • Improve the quality of care – focusing on clinical effectiveness, safety and patient experience, with specific goals to deliver excellent community health services, acute care, mental health care and improve the quality of primary care
  • Reduce inequalities in access to healthcare – targeting areas and population groups with the greatest need
  • Improve integration of local services – between health and social care and between acute and primary/community care
  • Listening to our patients and public – our commitment is to listen, and to act on, what our patients and public tell us
  • Living within our means – the effective use of public money

Our aim and strategic priorities are aligned to the three Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies and Better Care Fund (BCF) plans across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with an emphasis across the system on reducing health inequalities, reducing avoidable admission to hospital, redesign of alternative pathways and prevention of illness.

Our values

Our vision and strategic aims guide what we are trying to achieve. The way in which we go about achieving them is determined by the values we choose to work by.

In 2015/16 our staff and clinicians influenced a new set of values which reflect the spirit of our organisation:

One team: we are at our best when we work together

Integrity: We act in the way we would want to be treated and are aware of our personal impact on others

Patient-centred: Compassion for patients at the heart of everything we do

Ownership: We do what we say and take personal responsibility

Excellence: We strive to be the best we can be

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