The podcast series includes features on supporting frail or older patients who have suffered from falls; young people who have been victims of violent crime and virtual wards – caring for people in their own home.
David Sissling, Chair of the Integrated Care Board (ICB) said: “We are delighted to be sharing this series of podcasts showcasing some of the great work taking place in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
“I would encourage everyone to listen to the podcasts to find out how our joined-up services are making a difference to local people and to hear how we are innovating and making use of technology to improve clinical outcomes.
“There is some amazing work taking place across our health and care services and I would like to thank our dedicated workforce for all they do to meet the needs of our diverse local population.”
The podcasts will be released on a weekly basis every Friday from 3 March and can be found on the LLR Health and Wellbeing Partnership website: https://leicesterleicestershireandrutlandhwp.uk/news/podcasts/
Podcast one will feature the Integrated Care Board’s Chair David Sissling as well as an interview with DHU Healthcare clinical service lead Gary Bonser talking about the urgent falls service in the area.
Then listeners can learn about partnership work keeping care home residents safe as well as how services are combined to help young victims of violent crime.
The focus of the second episode which will be available next Friday morning (10 March), will be winter pressures in the area, Covid vaccine hesitancy and an insight into the cancer screening service.
In episode three the spotlight will be on virtual wards for patients with heart and lung disease, neighbourhood teams who support people with mental health needs and also a focus on how skin cancer checks are happening in the community, reducing the need for patients to make a trip to a hospital.