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.
Engagement gives people an opportunity to have their say on services. By gathering people's views, it helps us understand what matters to people.
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.
For many years, the NHS has talked about the need to shift towards a more personalised approach to health and care so that people have the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other part of their life. As local health and care organisations work together more closely than ever before, they are recognising the power of individuals as the best integrators of their own care.
The Universal Personalised Care document sets out how the NHS Long Term Plan commitments for personalised care will be delivered. It introduces the comprehensive model for personalised care, comprising six, evidence-based standard components, intended to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and quality of care, whilst also enhancing value for money. Implementation will be guided by delivery partnerships with local government, the voluntary and community sector and people with lived experience.
In West Yorkshire & Harrogate, places have many of the elements of the personalised care model already in place or being developed. As part of the NHS England Personalised Care Demonstrator programme, we've been working with support from NHS England to build, develop and spread the model of personalised care delivered locally in all of our 6 places.
Evidence says that by involving people in decisions about their health and care we can:
The NHS’ long term plan says that within five years over 2.5 million more people will benefit from ‘social prescribing’, a personal health budget and new support for managing their own health in partnership with patients’ groups and the voluntary sector.
Across West Yorkshire and Harrogate many of the elements of the personalised care model are already in place or being developed. As part of the NHS England Personalised Care Demonstrator Programme West Yorkshire and Harrogate have been working with support from NHS England to build, develop and spread the model of personalised care delivered locally in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.
Read or download the 'Our journey to Personalised Care' presentation
Read or download the 'Health Coaching and Personalised Care' presentation
Report of findings from the 'Our Journey to Personalised Care' event
Addressing the inequality gap through personalised care:
“People with learning disabilities die 15-20 years earlier than the general population, as do people with severe and prolonged mental illness
One million people over the age of 65 report being lonely. Social isolation affects people of all ages, leads to poorer health, higher use of medication, increased falls, and increased use of GP services
Clinicians and people routinely overestimate treatment benefits by 20% and underestimate harms by 30%.
Only 40% of adults report that they have had a conversation with a healthcare professional in their GP practice to discuss what is important to them
Only 7% of adults have been given (or offered) a written copy of their care plan
Only 55% of adults living with long-term conditions feel they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and wellbeing on a daily basis”
Source: Universal Personalised Care NHS England, 2019
More than 100 people working in NHS services, councils and community organisations came together on Mon 25 February at a special event in Leeds to discuss working in partnership with people to further improve their health and wellbeing with and for them.
The event, organised by our Partnership, covered the importance of self-management and what this means for people delivering and receiving care. Areas discussed included the support people need to manage their own health, the importance of better conversations with health care workers and the added value of having more control and freedom over personal health budgets to meet their needs.
Another theme of the event was addressing the wider determinants of health - a key part of the NHS Long term Plan. As services work to prevent people developing long term health conditions, social prescribing is an area of work that can help people with more general problems which are impacting on their health and link them with community organisations that can help them most effectively.
Personalised care and support planning (NHS England)
Personalised care and support planning handbook
Personalised care and support planning tool (think local act personal)
Health coaching and care and support planning information leaflet