Have your say on how health services are delivered across West Yorkshire

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NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (NHS WY ICB) is asking people and communities to come forward and share their views on how health services should be delivered to them locally, and across West Yorkshire.

More information here

With the passing of the Health and Care Act 2022, there is a requirement for integrated care systems (like the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership) to develop an integrated health and social care strategy and for integrated care boards to develop a joint forward plan to deliver the NHS components.

Building on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) Five-Year Strategy ‘Better health and wellbeing for everyone’ published in 2020, the Partnership has coproduced a refreshed draft strategy. The Partnership is now seeking people’s views on how its ambitions for the NHS will be achieved in a new joint forward plan for the area. The plan will be published by the 30 June 2023.

People can have their say by completing a short survey online at https://bit.ly/wyviews

or by contacting their local Healthwatch by Monday 20 February 2023 to answer a few questions. More information is available on the WY HCP website at wypartnership.co.uk/your-views

Urgent Community Response VCSE Workshop February 10th

We would like to remind you of this workshop aimed at healthcare services with regards to hospital care and admissions, in association with Voluntary and Community Social Enterprise organisations.

Thursday 10th February 2022 from 10am – 12pm

To secure your place, please email Sarah Garforth to confirm you would like to attend: s.garforth@nhs.net

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (‘CCG’), Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (‘CHFT’), Local Care Direct (‘LCD’) and Calderdale Council are working together to implement a new service across Calderdale, known as the ‘Urgent Community Response’ (‘UCR’) service that was launched on 6 December 21. The aim of the UCR is to reduce hospital bed occupancy, by reducing avoidable admissions and supporting early discharge. The UCR team will give those who need it, fast access to a range of qualified professionals who can address both their health and social care needs. People will be able to access a response from a team of skilled professionals within two hours, to provide the care they need to remain independent and avoid an admission to hospital. They could then be supported up to 2 days where needed. UCR is the biggest development in community services within the last decade. Initially the service will be 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, with the aim of being 24/7 next year.
Microsoft Teams Meeting Link For This Event

We are looking to link with the VCSE for their knowledge and expertise to see if there are any opportunities for organisations/communities to help enhance the UCR model and support the individuals who are in receipt of the UCR service. There also may be potential funding to support this.


Have your say on the future of health and social care services

health improvementTodmorden Town Hall will hold a workshop from 2.30pm to 5pm on Wednesday 4 March 2015 to look at how services in Calderdale could work differently in order to help local people living in the Upper Valley to stay healthy and live independently for longer.

The workshop offers the opportunity to discuss feedback received from patients, carers and local people and to give your views to identify how you think we can work together to deliver services differently.

Places are limited and the last day for registrations is Friday 27 February 2015 so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to attend, please click here to complete an online registration form.

For more information or to register your interest for future events please email Ann.Ogilvie@calderdale.gov.uk