February 6, 2023
Two weeks left to have your say on how health services are delivered across Wakefield District
There are just two weeks left for people to come forward to share their views on how health services should be delivered to them in Wakefield District, as part of a Joint Forward Plan.
Building on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) Five-Year Strategy ‘Better health and wellbeing for everyone’ published in 2020, the Partnership has coproduced a refreshed draft strategy.
The Partnership is now seeking people’s views on how its ambitions for the NHS will be achieved in a new Joint Forward Plan for the area. The plan will be published in June 2023.
The refreshed draft Integrated Care Strategy has been developed from what people, communities and staff have said about health and social care services in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield District.
Coproduced in partnership with colleagues from across all health and care sectors, it has been developed from Healthwatch engagement, local involvement activities, views from meetings held in public via the local health and wellbeing boards, the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and WY HCP Board.
People can have their say by completing a short survey online or by contacting Wakefield Healthwatch by Monday 20 February 2023 to answer a few questions.
Cathy Elliott, Chair of the NHS WY ICB said: “Refreshing our Partnership’s Five-Year Strategy gives us the opportunity to build a plan that really achieves the NHS services our communities want.
“Working with local people is important to us to ensure their voices are heard and that we are addressing their current concerns. We’re urging everyone to come forward and think about what it means for them, their family, loved ones and friends and importantly, to have their say.”
More information is available on the WY HCP website.
Sharanjit Boughan, Associate Director, West Yorkshire Healthwatch said: “It’s vital that people’s feedback of health and care services are at the centre of how health and care is delivered across our area.
“This helps make sure services are meeting our needs. it’s great to see this work in West Yorkshire building on the feedback that people have already shared. Please do call your independent local Healthwatch to get involved.”
The plan will be published on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website by 30 June 2023.