People living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who use specialist mobility and control equipment are being asked to share their views on the services that provide these items.
NHS commissioners are currently arranging new contracts for the service that provides wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics, as the current contract, held by Blatchford, expires in March next year.
The CCG and NHS England is asking what people think about manual and powered wheelchairs, specialist buggies, pressure relief cushions, orthotics devices and prosthetics.
“This is an opportunity to make the service the best that it can be,” commented Sarah Prema, director of strategy and implementation at Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group.
“Both children and adults use this equipment and we need to make sure the new contract has everything in it to deliver a service that really meets their needs. So we want to know what people think of the current service, what is important to them and what would make it better. We would also like to hear from other people, such as carers, who are interested in giving their views.”
Blatchford is the CCG’s current provider and specialises in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs. It provides clinical services to the NHS and military in the UK and to private patients both in the UK and internationally. It also designs and manufactures the Endolite range of lower limb prostheses. W