West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Parternship (WY&H HCP) shared their vision and aspirations for unpaid carers, including young carers living across the area at an event in Leeds.
Over 60 health and care professonals working in primary care including GP practices, social care and the community sector attended the event to find out how they can contribute to the WY&H HCP vision for unpaid carers. The event, supported by NHS England, focused on improving the quality of life and well-being of the 260,000 carers living across the area.
Working in parternership with Carers Trust, Carers UK, The Childrens Society, and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS England have developed voluntary quality markers for GP practices, based on what cares have said matters most to them. The CQC have also endorsed the quality markers as a model of good practice and will be looking how these markers from part of future assessments.
Event speakers included David Ross, NHS England Patient Experience, Dr Gordon Sinclair, Clinical Lead of Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and Fatima Khan Shah, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Carer Programme Lead.
You can find the presentations here.
The report of findings is currently being developed and will be uploaded to the website once finalised.