Our vision for West Yorkshire and Harrogate is for everyone to have the best possible outcomes for their health and wellbeing.
Closer partnership working is at the very core of our STP. Over the past six months the leadership and staff of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate health and care organisations have been working together on how we respond to the challenges we face and how we deliver our health and social care vision for the 2.6 million people who live here.
NHS England Five Year Forward View
Guidance published by NHS England in December 2015 asked every health and care system to come together to create their own plan for the delivery of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View.
These plans, known as Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), set out a clear vision for how the challenges presented in the Five Year Forward View will be met by 2020/21.
STPs will be delivered by local health and care ‘geographical footprints’. These are organisations working together at a regional level to improve services for people around:
- Health and wellbeing
- Care and quality
- Finance efficiency
There are 44 footprints across England, one of which is West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
Our draft plan
West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP covers eleven clinical commissioning groups (who buy care for local people), six local council boundaries, as well as services provided by a number of health and social care organisations.
The STP is built from six local area place-based plans; Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate and Rural District, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield. These are focused on the needs of local people.
- Download plan here
- Read the public summary of our plan here
- View our media statement here
- See the easy read version here
- Watch our film
West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP priorities
Our nine priorities are:
- Primary and community services
- Mental health
- Urgent and emergency care
- Specialised commissioning
- Hospitals working together
- Standardisation of commissioning policies
Realistic improvements are only achievable if we work together. This means patients, the public, carers, staff, GPs, hospitals, councils, the voluntary sector, commissioners and Healthwatch coming together to improve local services.
What people have told us?
We have reviewed our recent engagement activity across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. This information has informed the development of our plans to date and will help identify where further engagement on our proposals is needed.
This had included face to face conversations, and public and staff surveys produced by local health and social care services, Healthwatch, care providers, and The Patients Association and Patient Opinion.
Involving, engaging and consulting with you
All organisations involved in delivering health and care are working closely together to better meet people’s needs. This will include actively engaging with you around any change proposals, listening to what you have to say to develop these further and consulting where needed.
Over the coming months we will consider how we can build on the work that has taken place, and look at how we can ensure the involvement of everyone in future conversations.
We will consider views and feed these back into our plans before any further work takes place.
How can I get involved?
There will be opportunities for you to have your say on the emerging plan, and to continue shaping the development of this during the next five years.
Any proposals for change will be subject to specific engagement and consultation where needed.
Tell us what you think about our STP and emerging thinking
Please use this feedback box to send us any comments on our STP and emerging thinking, please let us know if you wish to receive updates.
Need more information?
Email the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP team at Westyorkshire.firstname.lastname@example.org