Better Care Together is enabling clinicians, NHS and local authority staff, patients and carers to improve the way we care for local people.
The partnership includes the six NHS organisations working alongside the three principal local authorities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and a range of other independent, voluntary and community sector providers. Formed in 2014, they combine to look after a population of more than one million people.
These organisations are working together to improve services making them sustainable for future generations.
How We Work
The Better Care Together partnership currently operates in clinical workstreams, which focus on different aspects of care and services. Supporting these workstreams are enabling groups. They are led by a representative of a local NHS trust, CCG or council, senior clinician and social care expert.
Improving Services for Patients
The approach adopted by Better Care Together has led to significant improvements in existing services.
It has demonstrated how we can deliver better outcomes for patients, while providing them more efficiently and also reducing pressure on parts of the NHS that feel particular strain, e.g. hospitals and the emergency department.
“I am proud of the progress we have made to date through Better Care Together, but we need to go much further as we are determined to provide the best possible quality of health and social care. I strongly support the Better Care Together Plan as a way forward to make LLR one of the best health and care systems in the country.” Professor Mayur Lakhani, Leicestershire GP.