The 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.
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 a five-year integrated health and social care strategy and for integrated care boards to develop a joint forward plan to deliver the NHS components. As one of the organisations in the Partnership, we have been asked to share the consultation information with our Governors and Members.
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 in June 2023.
The refreshed draft Integrated Care Strategy has been developed from what people, communities and staff have told us about health and social care services in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield District. Coproduced in partnership with colleagues from across all health and care sectors, it has been developed from Healthwatch engagement, local involvement activities, views from meetings held in public via the local health and wellbeing boards, the NHS WY ICB and WY HCP Board.
People can have their say by completing a short survey online at https://bit.ly/wyviews by Monday 20 February 2023.
NHS WY ICB want to ensure that all our local partners and stakeholders can comment on the Joint Forward Plan. Here’s how you can do this:
- Visit the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website (www.wypartnership.co.uk/your-views) to read the draft Integrated Care Strategy and the Joint Forward Plan to understand how the strategy will be achieved. On the website you will find answers to frequently asked questions, easy read and audio versions.
- Respond to the survey at www.wypartnership.co.uk/your-views/survey
- Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Members of the public can also contact Healthwatch Calderdale who will be able to support them in answering the survey questions. Telephone: 01422 412141. Email: email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to look at our plan and share any comments you may have.