Public invited to join Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB’s Annual General Meeting

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Members of the public are invited to join Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board’s (LLR ICB) Annual General Meeting (AGM) next week, as it reflects on its first year of overseeing local health services.

The LLR ICB was formally established in July 2022, when it replaced the three Clinical Commissioning Groups that covered the LLR area. ICBs are responsible for making plans to meet the health needs of local people and for arranging and managing the budget for NHS services.

The AGM will take place on Thursday 14 September between 1pm and 2.30pm at the Leicester Racecourse, with registration and refreshments from 12.30pm.

The event will enable patients, stakeholders and staff to find out more about the ICB, including the services it commissions, how it has performed, how it has managed its budget over the last financial year (2022-23) and plans for the future.

David Sissling, Chair of the LLR ICB, said: “Since July 2022, we have made significant progress in delivering more integrated services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This has had a positive impact for local people.  We have introduced new care delivery arrangements, such as virtual wards, which enable more patients to be treated and monitored at home instead of in hospital. We have also connected different parts of our system through initiatives including the unscheduled care coordination hub. These developments have proved to be highly successful and have been nominated for national awards.

“However, challenges do remain and we want to hear from local people about topics that matter to them. So, there will be opportunities to put questions to the ICB members at the AGM. I would encourage anyone with an interest in local health services to come along and take part.”

Andy Williams, Chief Executive of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB said: “This is an opportunity to find out first-hand how we have been planning and delivering local health services to meet the needs of our population and how we have been delivering our financial responsibilities.

“We will also share insight into our transition last July, from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to an ICB, and what closer partnerships across our local health and social care system have meant for us, our patients and the services they receive. There has been some excellent work and positive outcomes and we want people to come along and celebrate these key successes and achievements during our AGM.

“We will also have a questions and answers session and although you do not have to attend the meeting to submit a question, we look forward to welcoming as many people as possible.”

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting in person should email  llricb-llr.enquiries@nhs.net before Friday 8 September 2023.They will then be contacted with an agenda and further details of where they will need to go to at the venue.

Any questions should be submitted in advance so that responses can be planned and provided at the meeting where possible. Anyone wishing to ask a question is requested to email the ICB’s Corporate Affairs team at llricb-llr.enquiries@nhs.net by 4pm on Friday 8 September 2023.

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