People’s Board

The People’s Board are members of the public from across Bradford district and Craven. They are a part of our CCG, their role is to challenge us, support us, and represent a wide range of views from the diverse communities that make up our area.

Our CCG is one of the first areas of the NHS to try the idea of a People’s Board. It’s one of the ways that we make sure people’s voices influence the decisions we make. The People’s Board meet every month to have open and honest conversations about our strategies and plans. It is the job of the People’s Board to:

  • represent the views of patients, carers and people in our area
  • feedback and help develop our strategies and plans
  • be proactive in discussing health and care services
  • work with us to identify trends and issues in our local communities.

The People’s Board and our CCG meet every month with a specific topic set for each meeting. Each month a member of the board gives their thoughts, feedback and reflections on the meeting. You can read these reflections on the People’s Board blog (opens in a new window).

At the moment the People’s Board are working on:

  • mental health strategy – putting it into practice
  • health and wellbeing of children and young people
  • stopping people developing conditions through prevention and early intervention

Get in touch with the People’s Board

You can follow the People’s Board on Twitter @NHSPeoplesBoard (opens in a new window) or you can get in touch by emailing peoplesboard@bradford.nhs.uk

Joining the People’s Board

The People’s Board are looking for somebody to represent the views of patients, carers and general public from Wharfedale.

Members of the People’s Board are enthusiastic, open-minded and committed to bringing forward the views of their local community. Applicants will also need a fresh perspective and be willing to challenge the work of our CCG.

If you are interested in applying to join the People’s Board, you can have an informal chat with one of the board members before applying, just email peoplesboard@bradford.nhs.uk to arrange.

How do we know if the People’s Board works well?

In 2017 and again in 2018 we asked Leeds Beckett University to evaluate the People’s Board to see what was working well and where we needed to improve.

The first evaluations showed that the People’s Board are making good progress against their aims. Suggestions for improvement included developing stronger links with other stakeholders and formalising procedures and processes including reporting on progress

You can read the report from Leeds Beckett University here and the follow up report from 2018 here. Please note that in 2017, the People’s Board did not represent the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven area.

We are continuing to evaluate whether the People’s Board works well and will publish more information on our website as we do.

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