Health service is seeking your views on the future

Health officials will be visiting Market Harborough in a mobile unit today (Friday) to canvas people’s views about changes to health and social care in the county.

The NHS in Leicestershire has launched a consultation exercise called Better Care Together which is seeking residents’ views about reshaping how it works in the future.

Staff in the mobile unit will be on The Square in town from 10am until 5pm.

Kaye Burnett, the chairman of the Better Care Together programme, said: “Everyone knows that the NHS and social care are under ever-increasing pressures, as people live longer and public finances are stretched.

“To continue to provide safe and high-quality care for people in Leicestershire we need to change how and where our services are provided.

“Better Care Together is about reshaping how we work so that we have services which are there for people through every stage of life.

“We want local people to help shape our thoughts and ideas, so I would encourage them to come along to the mobile unit or go online to share their views.”