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Our vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways.
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Basic Facts and Figures

The area we serve

We are here to serve people living in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland and people living beyond these areas if they need to use some of our most specialist services - approximately 1million people. 
The spread of need for healthcare and our services is as diverse as the area we cover. Overall, people in Leicester  have worse health than the average person in England. For example, the number of early deaths from heart disease, diabetes, drug and alcohol misuse, and mental ill health in Leicester city exceed the national average. By contrast, in Leicestershire and Rutland, life expectancy is higher and the health of the people is generally better than average.
Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the country, with a well-established Indian population since the 1970s when Leicester welcomed people who were forced to leave Uganda and Kenya. Leicester is also home to many asylum seekers and refugees; more than 30 different languages are spoken here. Deprivation, however, is a major challenge for the city. Half of Leicester's council wards are ranked amongst the 10% most deprived in England. In largely rural Leicestershire and Rutland, a higher proportion of the population is older, but there is less deprivation.

Our income

The Trust's current annual income is around £282million and we have a track record of balancing our books. In recent years we have achieved a small surplus for reinvestment in new service developments.  For more information about finance, see our latest Annual Report.

Please see our last two year's accounts below:

2011/12 accounts

2012/13 accounts

Our people

We employ around 4,500 staff from senior clinicians to corporate administrators, and from healthcare specialists to IT technicians.

A teaching Trust

Education is an important part of what we do. We are involved with our two local universities - University of Leicester and De Montfort University - providing placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Pre- and post- registration education is available to nurses and allied healthcare workers via our work with East Midlands Health and Workforce Deanery. We also work with the Occupational Therapy departments of University of Derby and University of Northampton, and with Sheffield Hallam University.

Who commissions our services?

Throughout 2012/13 our services were commissioned primarily through Primary Care Trust (PCT) Cluster of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland/Clinical Commissioning Group service level agreements with associated income of £181million.

All three local CCGs achieved authorization in 2012/13 and are:

  • West Leicestershire
  • East Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Leicester City

A number of our services are commissioned by the Midlands and East Specialised Commissioning Group, with contract values totaling £6.8 million, for example eating disorders services. A number of our services are also commissioned by local authorities such as our work delivering drug and alcohol services, and others by the prisons services including health services at Glen Parva and Gartree.

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