Healthwatch working together: Supporting the work of the Integrated Care Board

Here’s where you’ll find the latest reports and publications from our work across West Yorkshire. Working in partnership with West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, Healthwatch Bradford, Healthwatch Leeds, Healthwatch Wakefield and Healthwatch North Yorkshire – these projects help to amplify your views to NHS and social care managers.

📄 NEW report published: People’s experiences of end of life care across West Yorkshire, view the report.

Have your say in March: West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board meeting – Focus on hospital access, care, and treatment.

The next West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board meeting will be on Tuesday, 19 March 2024, and will be held in Calderdale. The focus will be on hospital care and treatment, and we would like to highlight your experiences and what is important to the people of West Yorkshire. 

Please complete this survey to share your experience(s):

If you have any questions or queries or would like to be involved further, you can get in touch by emailing or telephone 0113 898 0035.

Winter-January 2024 Briefing

Briefing document – Jan 2024

This briefing paper is provided by Healthwatch across West Yorkshire. It summarises the key messages related to the winter period that Healthwatch across West Yorkshire are hearing from people in their local areas.

We asked …

  • Does anything worry you about your health and healthcare services in winter?
  • What are you doing to help keep yourself well in winter?
  • What can Healthcare services do to help keep you well in Winter?

Thank you to everyone across West Yorkshire who provided responses and shared your thoughts and experiences. The responses to the survey were used to develop this briefing paper, which was included at the January West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board meeting alongside the formal board meeting papers and helped to make sure that real experiences are considered and are influencing decisions.

Download the briefing paper

Access to Primary Care – November 2023 Briefing

Report – Nov 2023

Primary care access was the focus of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICS) meeting in November 2022.

At the ICS meeting, Healthwatch ran an engagement session to share people’s positive experiences accessing primary care and GPs in West Yorkshire.

We talked about how positive experiences and examples of good practice can be shared to make things better for more people. We know that we hear that experience can be variable from practice to practice and even within practices, and this report highlights the challenges that some people face when accessing primary care. 

Download the report

There are lots of ways you can share your views. 

Speak to one of our friendly team: who will listen and can lend a helping hand: 01924 450 379
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We’re here to make sure your voice is heard.