Following the passing of the Government’s Health and Care Bill on the Thursday 28 April 2022, 42 integrated care boards across England will become statutory organisations on Friday 1 July 2022. This includes West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), an integrated care system, which will include a new organisation, the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.
Central to the way WY HCP operates is the work of the local place partnerships covering Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District, with most decisions made locally, in support of local multi-agency partnerships working in communities to meet the health needs of local people.
Each place will have a local board or committee which will agree an annual plan to deliver the health and wellbeing strategy across their area. They will align priorities to the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and the existing West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Board.
The Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership will be holding a shadow board meeting in public on Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 2pm. The meeting will be held virtually.
The Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership is now operating in shadow form, ahead of the legislation which comes into place on Friday 1 July 2022. From July, the Partnership Board will be the key decision-making body for health and care in Bradford District and Craven.
To ensure local people and communities are informed and able to influence decision-making, the Partnership Board is committed to being open and transparent:
- All meetings will be held in public either online or, where safe to do so, face to face in accessible venues
- Papers for the meeting will be made available on its place-based partnership website seven days in advance
- Meetings will be recorded and shared on its place-based partnership website
- Public questions will be gathered ahead of meetings and responses published
The Partnership Board further strengthens joint working arrangements between the NHS, councils, care providers and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Together, the Partnership will ‘Act as One’ with the ambition of keeping people ‘happy, healthy at home’.
Tomorrow’s meeting will be chaired by Max Mclean, chairman of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The meeting will focus on new governance arrangements and a draft annual plan for 2022/23.
There will a report on the Bradford Integrated Care Next Steps Review and the meeting will also include an update from Mel Pickup, Place Lead for the Partnership.
The Board will meet in public bi-monthly and give people the opportunity to ask questions and have their say. All questions submitted will receive a response after the meeting and will be published on the Partnership’s website.
The agenda, papers, and link to join the meeting can be accessed at: https://bdcpartnership.co.uk/about-us/how-we-make-decisions/ (opens in a new window)
You can submit questions for our Partnership Board and register to attend the meeting on our digital engagement platform – https://engagebdc.com/partnership-board (opens in a new window)
The date and time of the next Partnership Board meeting is Tuesday 12 July 2022 at 2pm.