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 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
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 feed into the joint strategic plan for 2014-19 (the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Five Year Strategy) which is implemented through the Better Care Together Programme. The Strategy sets out a shared vision to reform health and care services, providing suitable, affordable and sustainable solutions that will improve outcomes for the local people.