Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM. The presentation from the event is below.
We ran four workshops at the event which covered:
There is a lot of discussion across the organisations responsible for health in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland about ‘service integration’ as a way to deliver better services and patient experience. We want to find out what ‘integration’ is from the patient’s perspective.
In this workshop we talked about what integration of healthcare services means to the people attending, and asked them to share their experiences of when services have worked well together to deliver joined up healthcare – and where it has not worked.
We will also provided examples of where we are testing some of the ideas for joining up healthcare services.
Planned care in Market Harborough’s new hospital unit
The new hospital unit in Market Harborough is due to open in Spring 2017. We are now able to share the list of healthcare services that are planned for the people of Market Harborough and surrounding area. This is part of an overall strategy called ‘left shift’.
At this workshop attendees found out about the ‘left shift’ strategy and how it affects healthcare in Market Harborough and the surrounding area. They also got the chance to share their opinions on the list of services that are expected to run from the new hospital unit.
Personal health budgets and Integrated Personal Budgets
Personal health budgets are being introduced by the NHS both nationally and in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to help people manage their care in a way that suits them.
A personal health budget is an amount of money to support identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between an individual and their local NHS team. The aim is to give people with long-term conditions and disabilities greater choice and control over the healthcare and support they receive.
Personal health budgets work in a similar way to the personal budgets that many people are already using to manage and pay for their social care.
In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland health and social services are working together to look at how patients who need health and social care support can access this in a better way.
For this workshop we invited people to submit questions in advance about Personal Health Budgets and Integrated Personal Budgets (those that are jointly funded by the NHS and local authorities). We then answered these questions at the event.
Mental health: building a future-proof recovery network across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG is joining forces with other local healthcare organisations and the local authorities to build a recovery network to support people with mental health issues in their communities. Its aim is to build on existing systems in partnership with the voluntary sector and main stream resources to encourage local communities to support people with mental health issues.
Positive social contact and having something meaningful to do are key to helping people improve their mental health along with financial security, suitable housing and employment. Part of the aim of this network is to enable existing community groups to support more effectively people with mental health issues and get them involved.
This workshop looked at what mental health recovery networks are, where they could be based and how they would work.