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.
The Joint Committee was established in June 2017 and has delegated powers from individual Clinical Commissioning Groups to make collective decisions on services including cancer, mental health, urgent care and improving planned care.
The Joint Committee is part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. The Committee brings together the nine Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. CCGs buy health services for local people in their areas.
The Committee met for the first time in public in July 2017 and now meets every other month in public. Working together is not new for the CCGs. Since their creation in 2012, they have come together to work on important issues.
The Committee makes sure decisions at a West Yorkshire and Harrogate level are transparent and are made with the right input from patients and the public, clinicians and partner organisations.
The Committee has a shared health work-plan that aims to further improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.6 million people living across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, regardless of age. The Committee has a Memorandum of Understanding which has been extended to 31st March 2020. The Memorandum of Understanding includes the Committee’s Terms of Reference.
2018/19 Annual Report
2017/18 Annual Report
The most recent meeting was held on Tuesday 2 July, 2019.
See the agenda and papers for this meeting
The Committee wants to make sure that public and patient voices are at the centre of open and transparent decisions. To enable this, the Committee has a Lay Chair, Marie Burnham who is completely independent of any CCG. It also includes two representatives who are existing Lay Members of the CCGs, Richard Wilkinson and Stephen Hardy. Together they bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge from health and social care, the charitable sectors, public and patient involvement.
Dr Sohail Abbas, Clinical Chair, Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Andrew Withers, Clinical Chair, Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr James Thomas, Clinical Chair, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group
Helen Hirst, Chief Officer, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City and Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups
Dr Steven Cleasby, Chair, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Matt Walsh, Chief Officer, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Steve Ollerton, Chair, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups
Carol McKenna, Chief Officer, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups
Dr Alistair Ingram Clinical Chair, Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group
Amanda Bloor, Chief Officer, Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Gordon Sinclair, Clinical Chair, Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Tim Ryley, Chief Executive, Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr David Kelly, Chair, North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group
Carol McKenna, Chief Officer, North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group
Jo Webster, Chief Officer, Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Adam Sheppard, Chair, Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group
The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups wants the people of West Yorkshire and Harrogate to be involved in the decisions that it makes. People are welcome to attend Committee meetings held in public and to ask questions beforehand. All of our meetings are live-streamed on the internet.
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