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.
We would like to see more care delivered in local community and primary care settings for example, a GP practice, rather than people needing trips to hospital. We think many of the tests and treatments for minor injuries and minor surgery that are usually provided in hospital could be provided closer to home.
To find out more about how we want to use digital technology to engage more people in health and social care services, watch the video below:
Please also find out more about how we want to support carers in the community.
Read this report to find out more about work commissioned by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership about primary and community care. The report talks about the benefits of the ‘left shift’. The left shift is about moving clinical care, as appropriate, for patients from hospitals into the community; with the intent that this will lead to better health and wellbeing, better quality of care as well as making sure services meet people’s needs now and in the future.
GP Andy Sixsmith talks about his role with our Partnership and developing this important workforce. He also shares his experience and tips for new GPs starting their career and the development of primary care hubs/communities. You can listen to the podcast here.
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.
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
The Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership is aiming to reduce the impact of heart disease across its region by proactively identifying people at risk of developing heart related illnesses and making sure they have the best medication.
Its ambition is to reduce the number of people affected by heart disease by 10 per cent by 2021. This would mean 1,100 fewer heart incidents by 2021.
A West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Hearts project group has now been set up to drive these plans forward and this group is sponsored by the Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership with delivery support being provided by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network.
The first phase of the project will focus on citizens at risk of heart disease as a result of high blood pressure (hypertension) and will be based on the successful work already carried out in Bradford through its Healthy Hearts programme.
This award winning programme has helped to reduce hospital admissions by 10 per cent, prevented 74 strokes and 137 heart attacks.