Our Partnership is made up of organisations working closely together to plan services and address the challenges facing health and care services across the area.
In this section you will find links to useful information and publications about our partnership.
We are committed to meaningful conversations with people, on the right issues at the right time. We believe this is an important part of the way we work.
In this section you will find all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to our Partnership. You can also ask a question of your own.
We are also committed to ensuring that our delivery of engagement and consultation meets the needs of people living in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
No decision will be made about changes to health care services that you receive without us asking you about it first. It's important that you have your say to shape and improve local services.
This engagement and consultation mapping report presents the findings from all relevant engagement and consultation activity which has taken place during January 2014 to February 2018, across Calderdale, Bradford, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The purpose of this report is to refresh the previous engagement and consultation mapping exercise that took place in March 2017 which can be viewed below. The updated report includes any additional engagement and consultation that has taken place since the production of the previous report.
Further detailed engagement and consultation mapping has been carried out on relevant engagement and consultation activity that has taken place across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
Click on the links below to read the reports.
Communication needs for people with a sensory impairment
Standardisation of policies
Review of engagement and consultation activity on elective care and standardisation
Engagement and consultation mapping March 2017
Mapping of organisations for young people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate
Audit of urgent and emergency care communication messages
On Tuesday 10 July a small working group of representatives from local public, patient groups met to co-produce a mechanisam for providing assurance that here is authentic patient and public involvement in our Parnership work. Over 15 people attended from various organisational roles, including Trust governors, clinical commissioning groups and chairs from MESMAC and Trans Mission. Attendees discussed the findings form the first meeting in April when over 40 people attended. They disccussed the orle they and others could play in ensuring the wider Partnership work keeps the public at the every hear of decision-making. Being open and transparent is very important as is assuring meaningful public engagement. The group also discussed the next steps, which includes a core assurance group to ensure continuity. Keeping the views of young people is essential and Jill Dufton (Partnership Engagement Manager) updated the goup on the work we are doing with youth forums.
Everyone agreed that this was the start of an exciting opportunity to shape effective public, patient involvement assurance for the Partnership. A priority would be to estsablish clear principles of working and assurance standards, learning from existing good practice in our six local places (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield).
You can read the report from the worskhop here.
Over fifty people attended a stakeholder event in Leeds on Wednesday 30 May organised by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.
The aim of the event was to ask people who have had a stroke, their carers and community organisations, including charities such as the Stroke Association, Age UK and The British Heart Foundation for their views on how specialist stroke care (the care people receive in the first few hours and days after having a stroke) could be further improved to ensure services are fit for the future.
The event hosted by the Partnership’s stroke programme members, which includes doctors, ambulance services and public health colleagues, gave people an update on the work to date including findings from a stakeholder event in February and workshops held in March across the area in Bradford, Brighouse, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. You can read more about the event here.
You can view the presentations here. The view report of findings from the event here.
A public involvement chairs panel event will take place on the 17 April 2018. Approximately 50 people have signed up and speakers include Jeremy Taylor from National Voices. The aim is to invite people to get more involved and take part in a potential citizen's panel.
You can view the presentations here.
17th April 2018 event - Report & Findings
Stroke care event – 2 February 2018. Report findings and presentation
We have worked in partnership with the six local Healthwatch across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to help us keep people's views at the heart of our priority areas of work, including urgent care, stroke and health optimisation. For our urgent and emergency care engagement, Healthwatch has helped us to reach out into a range of communities.
For example in July 2015 it was announced that there would be 8 new 'vanguards' for urgent and emergency care. This included the West Yorkshire Urgent and Emergency Care Network that would oversee, with local partners, the improvement of urgent and emergency care for more than 3 million people across West Yorkshire. As part of this work we wanted to seek people's views about the 'Hear, See and Treat' model of emergency care, which is all about improving the way people access emergency services. You can watch this video to find out more about the 'Hear, See and Treat' model.
In Summer 2016 the six Healthwatch supported public and patient engagement for 'Hear, See and Treat' in partnership with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Overall, 147 face-to-face sessions were held across Harrogate and West Yorkshire. In addition to the outreach sessions, Healthwatch used Facebook, Instagram and third party website advertising to promote the video. Over 306,600 people saw the adverts and 137,437 people viewed the video.
To find out more about the engagement process for 'Hear, See and Treat' visit Healthwatch Kirklees's website.
You can also view further work carried out by Healthwatch in Autumn 2016 here.
Healthwatch carried out an independent piece of engagement work across West Yorkshire and Harrogate on follow-up appointments. You can read the report here.