Working in partnership


BCT brings together three NHS trusts and three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) working alongside a range of other independent, voluntary and community sector providers and local councils. 

Derbyshire Health United Health Care is a ‘not-for-profit community interest company providing a diverse range of health services to patients in LLR including in and out of hours care and the NHS 111 service.

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG was established in April 2013 to plan and manage the majority of healthcare services for people living in East Leicestershire and Rutland.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) provide emergency and urgent services for 4.8 million people covering 6,452 miles across six counties including LLR.  Every day EMAS receives around 2,147 calls from members of the public who have rang 999

Leicester City CCG was established in April 2013 to plan and manage the majority of healthcare services for people living in Leicester City.

Leicester City Council serves the people, communities and businesses of Leicester, the biggest city in the East Midlands.  As a unitary authority they take responsibility for many major decisions which affect people’s live including around schools, roads and setting council tax. 

Leicestershire County Council serves a population living in Leicestershire of over 675,000 people.  It takes responsibility for many major services and covers the areas of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston.

"The County Council strongly supports the integration of health and care services whenever possible and to the benefit of those receiving care in any setting.  The Council continues to commit significant resources to that end.  However, in the case of a move to an ‘Integrated Care System’ in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as required by NHS England, the County Council is awaiting clarification from the NHS as to what this would actually mean in practice before it can indicate its support."

Leicestershire Partnership Trust provides mental health, learning disability and community health services to people in LLR.  They have a budget in excess of £275 million and employ over 5,500 staff in a wide variety of roles.  

NHS England and NHS Improvement  came together to act as a single organisation in April 2019.  Their aim is to better support the NHS and help improve care for patients.  

Rutland County Council is a unitary authority created in April 1997, serving a population of approximately 37,000 people.  They are response for almost all local services in Rutland. 

University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving one million residents in LLR and provides specialist services for people from a much wider area.  The Trust is nationally and internally renowned for specialist treatment and services including cardio-respiratory diseases. 

Voluntary and Community Services (VCS) – Better Care Together is committed to working with the wide range of voluntary and community organisations in LLR, supporting the delivery of services to patients.

West Leicestershire CCG was established in April 2013 to plan and manage the majority of healthcare services for people living in West Leicestershire.