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.
In this episode, Sarah Smith (Partnership programme lead for improving population health), talks with Robin Tuddenham, CEO for Calderdale Council, and Dr James Thomas, Chair of NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group. Robin and James are joint senior responsible officers for the Partnership’s Population Health programme. As well as the podcast's usual focus on leadership, there is discussion on the wider determinants of health such as housing, homelessness and climate emergency, and how we can do more to listen to our communities.
In this episode of 'We Work Together', our Partnership Director Ian Holmes talks to Owen Williams, CEO for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and CEO Lead for the Partnership’s Capital and Estates Programme, about Owen's career and leadership journey, developing BAME talent, hospitals working together and why Owen was once known as "The Gloombuster"...
In this episode; Helen Hirst, Chief Officer for Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City and Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups (and Partnership CEO Lead for Organisational Development)talks with Jo Farn, Head of People and Organisational Development at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, about partnership working and their personal career journeys.
Episode 2 of the We Work For You podcast features Steve Clark, Chair of the Partnership's Eye Health Network in conversation with Christine Hughes from the Improving Planned Care team. You'll also hear from Terry, Deanna, Sam, Hajra and Adeel who are all members of the Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN). Steve, who is also an experienced optometrist, gives details about some of the most common major eye conditions, what the symptoms are and how they can be treated. And the KVIN members talk about the impact of sight loss and share their experiences of living with a major eye condition.
Episode five of the We Work Together podcast features Dr Matt Walsh, Calderdale CCG’s Chief Officer and CEO Lead for the Partnership’s Improving Planned Care Programme, in conversation with Christine Hughes, one of the Partnership’s communications officers. They talk about how the arts and creativity are linked to health and wellbeing and Matt explains why for him, the final scene from Billy Elliot sums up that relationship perfectly.
In this episode, Keir Shillaker, Programme Director for Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism at West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, talks to Doctor Sara Munro, Chief Executive at Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust and the Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. Their conversation covers workforce issues, improving collaboration and Sara’s approach to leadership.
Episode 3 of the We Work Together features Rachael Loftus, Head of Regional Health Partnerships across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, in conversation with Tom Riordan, Chief Executive at Leeds Council, about how local government, the NHS and third sector are working together, the dynamic between local places and the wider health and care partnership system, and about how leaders - and the idea of leadership - has changed during Tom’s career.
We’ve already produced two episodes of the ‘We Work Together’ podcast, all about working in partnership to improve health and care for people in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and we have now produced our first episode of the ‘We Work For You’ podcast.
Whilst ‘We Work Together’ episodes are more likely to be of interest to partner organisations, ‘We Work For You’ episodes are more relevant to the general public. In these episodes, we’ll be sharing information about the health and care services available in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and explaining how the Partnership is working to improve those services.
The first episode of ‘We Work For You’ features Dr. James Thomas, Clinical Chair of Airedale Wharfedale Craven CCG and Clinical Lead for the Partnership’s Improving Planned Care Programme.
James explains what planned care actually is and how the programme is working to deliver the most appropriate and effective planned care for the people of West Yorkshire and Harrogate. He talks about the so called ‘postcode lottery’ and why access to health services, and the eligibility criteria for them, should be the same for everyone.
And how exactly is the Improving Planned Care Programme working to get rid of any variation that currently exists in West Yorkshire and Harrogate? Listen here to find out.
Episode 2 of the We Work Together podcast features the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership's Head of Programmes, Lauren Phillips, talking to Brendan Brown, chief executive at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, about leadership styles, having fun at work and the interim NHS People's Plan.
Episode 1 of the We Work Together podcast features Partnership communications lead Karen Coleman chatting to Rob Webster, lead chief executive at West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and CEO at South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust, about communication and leadership.
Kim Leadbeater, Sean Rayner, Verity Park-Poulson and Kevin Doyle talking about the positive effect the Looking out for Our Neighbours campaign is having in local communities.
Find out more about Looking out for Our Neighbours at ourneighbours.org.uk and on the Our Neighbours page of this website.
Podcasts are simply audio files made available online, and they are more popular now than ever before. Once you've downloaded a podcast you can listen to it wherever and whenever it suits you; while you travel, during exercise or even whilst doing the housework. The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership podcasts are a convenient way for people to learn more about health, care and local issues.
‘We Work Together’ is a podcast about working in partnership to improve health and care for people in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and the relationships between the partners involved. The aim of this podcast is to promote and share the work of the Partnership and to demonstrate how we are working together with health and care providers across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. We Work Together is also a podcast about leadership, and an opportunity for local health and care leaders to discuss how the Partnership’s priorities align with their own values and working styles. This podcast is aimed at people who work in health and care in our areas, but anyone is welcome to listen.
'We Work For You' is a podcast about health and care services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, aimed at anyone who lives or works in the area.
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