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.
Tackling diabetes is one of the Partnership’s priorities and one of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time. The human cost of diabetes can be devastating and more and more people are being diagnosed every day. Many people do not know that they have type 2 diabetes, even though it can have a serious impact on their life. It’s the leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke. Having a long-term condition can also make it more difficult to recover from coronavirus.
There are currently around 3.8 million people with type 2 diabetes in England and around 200,000 new diagnoses every year. Around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year in England. In West Yorkshire and Harrogate there are around 220,000 people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
While type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented and is not linked to lifestyle, type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.
You can find lots of helpful information about diabetes on the Diabetes UK and DESMOND websites. You may also find the diabetes pathway pages on the NHS England website useful.
The Diabetes Team was set up in April 2020 and is hosted by Wakefield CCG - as part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. We coordinate partnership efforts to deliver the diabetes element of the NHS long-term plan and identify the greatest opportunities to work together in delivering diabetes care.
The main areas we focus on include:
There is strong international evidence which demonstrates how behavioural interventions which support people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition. The NDPP is a free national programme where those identified as high risk can access a specialist change behaviour programme.
The work is branded to the partnership while reflecting the local place activities and services such as Living Well in Bradford and One You in Leeds, as well as the work of the national and regional programmes from NHS England and Diabetes UK. It also includes the prevention work of Reed Wellbeing.
Here’s the latest news about the Diabetes Network and activities to support people in being aware, active, healthy and in control of their own lives.
Make the positive choice to prevent diabetes
Go blue for World Diabetes Day
All news and blogs