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Update on West Yorkshire & Harrogate STP

Update on West Yorkshire & Harrogate STP

West Yorkshire & Harrogate STP has changed its name to West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (HCP).

Second Joint Committee to be held 5th Sept

The Joint Committee for the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in West Yorkshire and Harrogate (WY&H) will meet for the second time in public on the 5 September.  The Committee is part of the WY&H Health and Care Partnership and has joint delegated powers from individual CCGs to make collective decisions around specific work programmes, for example mental health, urgent care and stroke.

Committee meetings are held in public and filmed live with the opportunity for the public to ask questions about items on the agenda. Written questions need to be submitted 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information about the Joint Committee visit:

Papers for the meeting 5/9/17 are below:

00 Joint Committee agenda 05.09.17

12.2017 DRAFT Minutes of the meeting in public – 4 July 2017

13.2017 Action log

15.2017 Mental health report

16.2017 Moving toward a framework for improvement report V6

17.2017 Risk Management and Assurance

Future scheduled meeting dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 5 September 2017: 11am – 1pm – Kirkdale Room, Junction 25 Conference and Meeting  Venue, Kirkdale House, Armytage Road, Brighouse, HD6 1QF
  • Tuesday 7 November 2017: 11am – 1pm – Kirkdale Room, Junction 25 Conference and Meeting Venue, Kirkdale House, Armytage Road, Brighouse, HD6 1QF

To register interest in attending these meetings please email or call 01924 317502. You can also ask a question about agenda items on the website at

Stroke Services update

The West Yorkshire & Harrogate HCP would like to thank everyone who took part in the stroke services engagement work in February and March 2017.

The engagement work, led by Healthwatch, was all about the sustainability of quality stroke services and reducing the incidence of stroke happening in the first place, wherever possible.

Over 1500 people gave their views via an online survey, outreach sessions with voluntary and community groups, and interviews with people in GP practices, rehabilitation units, stroke wards, and libraries.  Stroke consultants also took part in sessions so that people could hear first-hand about the care and support available from health professionals.

You can read the engagement report and other information here

The engagement findings suggest further work is needed to reduce differences in the services people receive, so that no matter where people live and what time of day they are admitted to hospital, they are able to receive high quality stroke services. There is a need to maximise the opportunities to further improve quality of life for people whilst also reducing a person’s chance of living with a disability afterwards and that ongoing care should be provided at locations closer to where people live, and people should be transferred to these as soon as possible after initial treatments. Consultation will follow early in 2018, if appropriate.

We will keep you updated here as this further work develops.

Engagement and consultations

West Yorkshire & Harrogate HCP has published an overview of all engagement and consultations during the year. Please see the documents below:

WY&H HCP local plans

WYH Priorities engagement and consultation timeline

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