Your views needed on Leicestershire's Future.
Like all councils, Leicestershire County Council has had to make savings over the last few years, as part of the Government’s drive to reduce public debt.
So far, we have succeeded in making major efficiency savings, limiting the impact on key services. But faced with further reductions in Government grant and rising demand for care and other services, the council will have to save more and may have to stop some services. It will also need to look at new and different ways of delivering services, including even closer working with other public service agencies, including Parish & Town Councils. More »
The challenges we’re facing are complicated. We need to plan ahead for the next five years and we would like your help in thinking through the issues and coming up with possible solutions.
A resident’s survey which will be available on-line from today until 15th September via www.leics.gov.uk/future.
A hard copy of the resident’s survey will be circulated door-to-door via the August edition of Leicestershire Matters. We would be grateful if you could help us in encouraging residents and service users to respond to this survey.
There is also a stakeholder survey for service providers, Parish & Town Councils, charities, voluntary organisations and community groups. Please visit www.leics.gov.uk/future/future-stakeholder.htm to access our on-line stakeholder survey. The stakeholder survey closes at noon on Monday 19th August.
If you or others require any help in completing the surveys, or would like alternative versions such as easy read, large print, Braille or help in understanding it in different languages, please contact 0116 305 0002 or e-mail email@example.com » Less
Gwendoline Community House Open Day 7th August, 1pm to 4pm.
Gwendoline Community House, 50 Gwendoline Avenue, Hinckley, LE10 0EZ
As you may be aware, in May 2013 George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust was subject to a major review led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director at the Department of Health. The review of the George Eliot, along with 13 other hospitals across the country with historically high mortality rates, was ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron following the release of Robert Francis QC’s report into care at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital.
Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has just delivered a speech to the House of Commons and the individual reports for each of the 14 Trusts that were part of the Keogh Review process, and an overarching report, have now been officially published. These reports are now available on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/bruce-keogh-review/Pages/published-reports.aspx. or you can click on the link above. More »
As a key local stakeholder, I am keen to offer my reassurance that many of the recommendations made by the report have already been identified by the Trust as part of a comprehensive review of mortality rates commissioned by the Trust’s Board of Directors in 2011. Many actions from the 2011 review have already been completed and good progress is being made on others. In relation to recommendations identified in Professor Keogh’s review we already have a new action plan in place to address these.
Probably the key message to come out of this latest review is that we are on the right track to improve mortality rates, but we need to increase the pace of change. We welcome the additional support we will receive from the National Trust Development Agency, we are a small hospital, and this external support is very welcome as it will help us to implement the full list of recommendations swiftly.
Please be reassured that the review team found no major cause for concern and praised staff, many of whom were described as ‘outstanding and dedicated individuals’ and ‘passionate and loyal’.
As you would expect, there is likely to be a flurry of media interest around the publication of this report, much of which will focus on the negative aspects of it. Be assured that we remain confident that care provided at the George Eliot is safe and of a high quality. We are fully committed to addressing all the recommendations raised in the review and continuing to develop a clinically sustainable safe model of care that meets the needs of local people now and into the future.
We appreciate your ongoing support.
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Senior Communications Officer
Tel: 024 7686 5383
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The PCC Grant is a newly created funding stream to support the achievement of the priorities within the Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan. A number of the Police and Crime Commissioner's intentions are solely reliant on this Grant to support the delivery of his Plan, examples include:-
• identifying children at risk of child sexual exploitation
• identifying individuals/families at risk of domestic violence, and equipping them with the skills, confidence and knowledge to recognise when they are at risk and take appropriate action
• support for those affected by burglary, vehicle crime, hate crime, domestic abuse, serious sexual assault
There is indicative funding of £100,000 available between October 2013 and March 2013. The maximum amount of funding that will be awarded per application will be £10,000. The allocations of this grant will be distributed between successful grant applications received in July and November 2013. The deadline for round one is 29th July 2013. More »
The Grant is available to any organisation. However, the Police and Crime Commissioner is keen to support smaller organisations with a turnover of less than £100,000.
Application Forms and Guidance Notes can be found at: PCC Grant
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