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.
Our most recent meeting was on Tuesday 6, October 2020. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 12 January 2021.
In the likely event that the meeting is held 'virtually' via online video conference, questions from members of the public about items on the agenda will be limited to one per person and will be read out at the start of the meeting. Any other questions submitted will receive a written response after the meeting and will be published on the Joint Committee webpage as usual.
Members of the public are asked to email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on the day before meetings. They can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions.
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 James Thomas, Clinical Chair, Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group
Helen Hirst, Chief Officer,Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Steven Cleasby, Chair, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Neil Smurthwaite, Deputy Chief Officer, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Steve Ollerton, Chair, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups
Carol McKenna, Chief Officer, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups
Tim Ryley, Chief Executive, Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Jason Broch, Clinical Chair, NHS Leeds CCG
Dr Khalid Naeem, 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
Dr Charles Parker, Clinical Chair
Amanda Bloor, Chief Officer
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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