Senior health and social care officials to meet in Melton

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Senior health and social care professionals are meeting in Melton on Thursday to discuss treatment and support programmes for the next five years.

The Samworth Centre, in Burton Street, will host members of the Better Care Together Partnership Board, including representatives of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), Healthwatch (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland), Leicestershire Partnership Trust, NHS England Local Area Team and Rutland County Council.

The meeting, from 9am to 11.30am, is open to the public and items being discussed include what patients and service users could see changed over the next two years, as well as the outcomes of a recent public awareness campaign which reached 375,000 people across the area and saw over 1,000 questionnaires returned.

Among those who will benefit from the Better Care Together project are those with long term conditions and patients requiring planned care.

Doctors and other specialists want to change care for mums-to-be and new-borns right through to those who are in the last days of their lives, through the scheme, and there is also work aiming to improve mental health services and those for people with learning disabilities.