Our goals

Better Care Together partners are improving the way in which we deliver health and care in LLR in response to increasing demand for services created by a growing and ageing population with more long-term and complex conditions. 

Keep more people well and out of hospital through better public health and prevention of illness, early detection and management of disease, support for patients at home and in their community.

Strengthen primary care to help people make the right lifestyle choices and improve access to GPs and practice teams.

Integrated teams have been created at a local level, across different NHS organisations, to meet the needs of an ageing population and patients with complex conditions in order to better care for local people and reduce reliance on urgent and emergency care.

More care closer to home from the management of long term conditions to planned procedures and follow-ups.

We will introduce a “Home First” approach to care for people at home or in community facilities, avoiding unnecessary hospital stays or rehabilitating them when they leave hospital as they regain their independence.

Some planned care will be moved from acute hospitals to the community and unnecessary follow up and outpatient appointments will be avoided.

Care in a crisis from 111 to 999, urgent care to the Emergency Department, including an urgent and emergency response for people experiencing mental health episodes.

We will improve urgent and emergency care by extending access to General Practice in the evenings and at weekends and developing urgent treatment centres in the community.

Pressure on emergency care will be reduced through the NHS 111 service, offering GP support at A&E and improving the flow of patients through the hospital.

High quality specialist care designed to support patients in their homes, community facilities and hospitals to get the best possible outcomes.

We will create specialist pathways that include staff from different NHS and local authority organisations to provide joined up, high quality care for children, pregnant mothers, those with mental health needs, learning disabilities, dementia, cancer, long term or multiple conditions.