Read Rob Webster CBE open letter about our commitment to involvement and the Framework

Download the 2022 Involvement Framework (Microsoft Word)

Read/download the 2022 Involvement Framework (PDF)

Read NHS England / Improvements feedback about our Involvement Framework (PDF)

The purpose of the involvement framework is to describe, at a West Yorkshire level, our approach to involvement. The framework builds on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Communications and Involvement plan and has been developed with the engagement and Healthwatch leads from across West Yorkshire (Bradford district and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield District).

We are committed to meaningful conversations with people (including colleagues), on the right issues at the right time. Working alongside community organisations and communities, the Partnership brings together health and social care organisations, including the voluntary community social enterprise sector and other care providers across the area to give people the best start in life with support to stay healthy and live longer.

Involving and communicating with partners, stakeholders and the public in the planning, design and delivery is essential if we are to get this right. We are committed to transparent and meaningful involvement in our work.  We want people to help us design, develop and improve services by sharing their views and experiences, the people we listen to and involve need to reflect the communities we serve.  We know that many people are often not heard in our system and to ensure our services/commissioning meet the needs of all people we work creatively and accessibly to reach those whose voices/views/opinions are too often ignored or not sought.

We believe that this approach informs the ambitions of our Partnership - to work in an open and transparent way with our communities, patients, public, carers, staff, stakeholders, and our partners. We will do this by building on existing mature relationships and our strong track record of collaboration.

This framework sets out the Partnership’s approach, how we work and our mechanisms to ensure involvement provides assurance that we are putting the people of West Yorkshire at the heart of everything we do. This framework will be implemented in line with the Partnership’s Communications and Involvement Plan. The overarching responsibility for approval and monitoring of this framework is the Partnership Board as advised by the Partnership System Leaders Executive Group. It should be noted that as a result of the White Paper - 'Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England', new legislation in July 2022 is also included in the updated version of this framework. 

NHSE feedback on our Involvement Framework

In July 2022 our Chair and Chief Executive Officer were sent formal feedback from NHS England / Improvement about our Involvement Framework (which is our strategy for working with people and communities).  As you will see there is some very positive feedback and some areas NHSE feel are good practice to share nationally.  There are of course areas where we can improve which we will look at in coming months.  

Thank you to all colleagues and organisations who helped to co-design our Involvement Framework.

Download the 2022 Involvement Framework (Microsoft Word)

Read/download the 2022 Involvement Framework (PDF)

We have also produced this Involvement Strategy Summary PowerPoint Presentation

The Involvement Strategy Summary Presentation is also available in Microsoft Word