I have been a General Practitioner (GP) in Halifax since 1999, and have been Clinical Chair on NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since May 2018.
The CCG is the organisation responsible for commissioning health and care services for over 220,000 people living in the villages and market towns that litter Calderdale’s beautiful post-industrial landscape.
Calderdale is a thriving place with a rich history, thriving tourism, industry and excellent schools, amenities and attractions, and has excellent transport routes to the northern powerhouses in Leeds and Manchester.
Calderdale’s diverse communities are served by 25 GP practices and the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust. Our health and social care landscape is in the process of a massive change, following the announcement of £197 million worth of funding to reconfigure hospital services. We are working really hard to improve our community health services and move care closer to home.
On this note, the CCG is working very closely with Calderdale Council, our local authority, on the Calderdale Cares programme to develop integrated GP-led services at locality level to further support health and wellbeing of individual communities around our region. All this is supported by a vibrant voluntary sector makes a strong contribution to the health and wellbeing of local populations.
As GPs, we play a vital role a vital role in our own diverse and individual communities, but in working together through the CCG, and in alignment with the new 10 year NHS Plan, we play a wider role in supporting over 220,000 people who live in the borough. Calderdale is a wonderful place to live, and to work. On this page you’ll find useful links to more information about the area, and what it has to offer.
You ‘ll find more information about the CCG, our vision and values, and how we fit into the structure of the NHS by clicking here.
If you’d like further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Dr. Steven Cleasby
NHS Calderdale CCG