Current campaigns and engagement for 2021/22

  • The Partnership’s weekly blog recently featured Pat Keane, Senior Responsible Officer for the Urgent and Emergency Care Programme and Keith Wilson, Programme Director. They shared an update about how the partnership are preparing for winter and the work happening to help support. The full piece is available to read here.  

  • The West Yorkshire Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Review is to be conducted during the current financial year of 2021-22 formally launched at the end of August. West Yorkshire has been confirmed as a national pathfinder area as part of the National NHS Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) review. We are aligning the West Yorkshire review to this work and have set out key areas for action.
  • Pressures across the health and care system health and care services across West Yorkshire, which includes hospitals, GPs, the ambulance service, councils, mental health, community services and social care providers have come together to ask for your support as we head into what is likely to be the busiest and most challenging winter the sector has faced.  At the current time we are seeing pressures across the entire system and this is only likely to increase as we move further into the winter period.  Read more here
  • Why are GP practices still working differently? The pandemic is not over. GP practices worked hard to provide a service throughout lockdown and continue to do so. To protect everyone, we must maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact. We’ve created a helpful infographic to explain more.
  • Looking out for our neighbours is a social marketing campaign that aims to prevent loneliness and its associated health issues by encouraging communities to look after people who are isolated for various reasons thus reducing demand on health and care services through simple acts of kindness and by ‘looking out for each other’. The campaign aims to inspire communities to engage in activities and micro-wellbeing interventions that will positively impact on their neighbours. Read more about the campaign here.
  • Zero tolerance to staff abuse campaign for primary care and community pharmacy is currently in development.
  • Young adults attending Emergency Departments Healthwatch Leeds have been commissioned to produce an insight report into the behaviours of young adults (aged circa 20-29) who are attending ED, for non-emergency needs.
  • ‘Together We Can’ a collaborative campaign that will run across West Yorkshire this winter. Together We Can (TWC) will be a joined-up communications approach to help to alleviate the impact of additional demand being placed on services over the winter period.