East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELRCCG) has confirmed that a joint venture between two providers will see state of the art extended care being delivered across the county.
The successful collaboration between ELR GP Federation, representing all 30 GP Practices from within the ELRCCG area and DHU Health Care CIC will see both parties working together to provide integrated urgent care throughout the county for the next three years with an option to extend for two more.
The East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CCG) are the local NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health services for over 327,000 patients living in Blaby, Lutterworth, Oadby, Wigston, Melton Mowbray, Rutland, Market Harborough and the surrounding areas.
DHU Health Care CIC, who have an impressive history of working with partners to provide quality health care, have been in discussions for the past 12 months with the ELR GP Federation, culminating with the two groups working together to submit a joint bid.
Dr Ryszard Bietzk, Chair of the ELR GP Federation said:
“We are delighted and excited that our joint vision with DHU for delivering state of the art extended care across East Leicestershire and Rutland has been accepted by ELR Clinical Commissioning Group.
As the Federation representing and supporting all GPs and GP Practices across East Leicestershire and Rutland, we are uniquely able to draw upon our direct, hands-on, daily experience of delivering excellent primary care.”
He added: “This announcement will mean that patients, their families and carers will get the very best services possible, safe in the knowledge that their familiar local GPs and other healthcare professionals who have looked after them and their families for years are centrally involved in this further aspect of their care.
From a local NHS system point of view, by involving frontline GPs in the design and delivery of this crucial new service, we can ensure that it is rooted in the real-life opportunities and challenges faced by NHS primary care professionals..”
Simon Harris, Managing Director for DHU Urgent Care (LLR) said:
“I am delighted that we have won this service to deliver high quality care to the patients across East Leicestershire and Rutland. We have been working in partnership with the GP Federation and we are really pleased that we will have local GPs and Nurses contributing to the delivery of care to our patients.
The development of the Joint Venture with the GP Federation is really exciting and will ensure a local sustainable service.”