West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Board Meets in Public Tuesday 5 December 2023

Posted on: 23 November 2023

Cllr Tim SwiftWest Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s Partnership Board (WY HCP) will meet in public on Tuesday 5 December 2023 at 2:30pm at Halifax Town Hall, Halifax, HX1 1UJ.

The meeting will also be livestreamed from wypartnership.co.uk with the recording available on the website after the meeting. The meeting will be Chaired by Cllr Tim Swift, Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council and Chair of Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Board.

The Partnership Board further strengthens joint working arrangements between the NHS, councils, care providers, hospices, Healthwatch, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Together, the Partnership improves health and care of all people living across the area.

The Board is an important group for the Partnership, which covers Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District. It brings together elected members, executive and non-executives in one decision making process. Its work aligns to the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

Board members will consider an update from the Partnership’s CEO Lead, Rob Webster CBE and an update on the work of the Leeds Health and Care Academy.

Rob WebsterThe Partnership Board will also have discussions on two of the Partnership’s 10 ambitions as set out in WY HCP’s Five Year Integrated Care Strategy:

1) to increase the years of life and years people live in good health, with the greatest increases for those who currently experience the poorest outcomes; and

2) to reduce suicide by 10% across West Yorkshire by focusing on health inequalities, achieving a greater understanding of the impact of inequality on suicide.

Working alongside communities, the Partnership Board aims to give people their best start in life with support to stay healthy and live longer. Many factors determine whether someone leads a long and healthy life, including good housing, access to green space, and building an inclusive economy that creates more good jobs, reduces health inequalities, and promotes opportunity for all. These important factors are at the heart of the Partnership Board.

The Board meets in public every three months and gives people the opportunity to ask questions and have their say.  Members of the public will be able to ask a question at the start of the meeting.  All questions submitted will receive a written response after the meeting and will be published on the Partnership’s website.

Members of the public are asked to email their questions to ​​​​​​​westyorkshire.ics@nhs.net before Monday 27 November 2023 at 5pm - highlighting the agenda question to be asked at the Board. People can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions.

The agenda, papers, and link to watch the meeting live can be accessed from Tuesday 28 November evening at: www.wypartnership.co.uk/meetings/partnershipboard/papers

 You can find out more about asking questions to the Board at:  www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/meetings/partnershipboard/questions

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