What people across West Yorkshire are telling us about their health & social care services
Healthwatch, working together across West Yorkshire, has highlighted a range of challenges and issues being faced by members of our communities to those responsible for planning health and care services.
Feedback and experiences shared by our communities focuses on access to GPs, dentists and mental health services, while the growing effects of the cost-of-living crisis have also been highlighted.
The new report from Healthwatch in West Yorkshire – including Bradford and District, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield – will help ensure local voices are at the heart of West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership‘s refreshed five-year strategy for how health and care services are planned and delivered.
The partnership, which is the integrated care system for our population of 2.4 million, is governed by a Partnership Board and incorporates a new organisation – NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, which this summer took over from local clinical commissioning groups as the body responsible for planning and buying services.
Feedback in the report has been gathered from Healthwatch engagement work, enquiries received by Healthwatch, and various other reports produced within the local system over the last 12 to 18 months.
Read the report here: