About the urgent and emergency care programme
The West Yorkshire urgent and emergency care system (UEC) includes hospitals, primary care, mental health, social care, urgent care, dentistry, community pharmacy and voluntary organisations. Our aim is to further develop our health and care system, so it delivers a highly responsive service for people. This involves working with other West Yorkshire priority programmes such as mental health, primary care and improving population health who share common themes. It means ensuring that people’s needs are met in the right place, at the right time, with the right support.
Across West Yorkshire we aim to recognise the work happening in each of our places. By working together at scale, we have the opportunity to highlight the good practice already happening at a local level and share and apply this learning at scale.
Our priorities, aligned to our strategic vision as set out in the Long-Term Plan, include a focus on health inequalities, and for shared priorities and ambitions across the ICS programmes.
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Ensuring our approach is collaborative and remains focused on place is important to both transformation and operational work. As a Partnership, with Harrogate remaining as a strategic partner we are working at a West Yorkshire region level that includes Bradford District & Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield District. In doing so we remain focused on the primacy of our places (work continues to be led at place) and local population need and local variances in the urgent care offer means we work collectively when it is the right thing to do for local people.
Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership's insight-led campaign to increase public awareness of the range of services at GP practices, and how they can be accessed.
For the second year we ran an area wide ‘Together We Can’ winter campaign. This a long-term education and awareness campaign to alter public behaviour to minimise pressures on urgent and emergency services. Read highlights and the full evaluation report here.