Our health and care partnership

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Developing our partnership

From 1 July 2022, our Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership will be responsible for arranging and delivering health and care services for the 650,000 people who live in Bradford District and Craven.

Our Health and Care Partnership brings together NHS, local authority, Healthwatch, community and voluntary sector organisations, and independent care providers. We are all working towards a shared vision of people living "happy, healthy at home."


Proud to be part of the West Yorkshire health and care partnership

The new Health and Social Care Bill is currently making its way through Parliament and

Developing our partnership

From 1 July 2022, our Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership will be responsible for arranging and delivering health and care services for the 650,000 people who live in Bradford District and Craven.

Our Health and Care Partnership brings together NHS, local authority, Healthwatch, community and voluntary sector organisations, and independent care providers. We are all working towards a shared vision of people living "happy, healthy at home."


Proud to be part of the West Yorkshire health and care partnership

The new Health and Social Care Bill is currently making its way through Parliament and if successful will come into being in July 2022. The purpose of the proposals is to integrate health and care systems to provide a more joined up service for our populations and improve both their experience and health. This is described as an Integrated Care System (ICS).

Bradford District and Craven (described as our place) is one of five 'places' that makes up the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (our ICS).

A new Integrated Care Board (ICB) will be created across West Yorkshire. This will be a statutory organisation taking on many of the responsibilities of the current Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which will then cease to exist.

In West Yorkshire, we engaged widely about the draft ICB constitution, you can read the full involvement report on our ICB constitution webpage.


Involving people and communities in our place

As we are establishing these new arrangements for health and care in our place, we are focused on the importance of connecting people and communities into decision making.

One way we hope to achieve this is through a ‘network of networks’ approach, that will connect existing community groups and forums to provide an open and inclusive space for sharing ideas and insight to influence decision-making. In our working model this is described as our 'Citizen's Forum'.

This idea emerged from what people told us in previous workshops: learning from what’s working well already, while understanding the need to work differently; changing how we do things, in order to shift power to communities in line with our Act As One strategy.

To develop this approach, the CCG engagement team are working with a group that includes Healthwatch, VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) organisations, involvement groups at local NHS Trusts, and members of existing networks.

Watch this space for more information and please share your thoughts using the tools below.

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  • What's in place to safeguard against any issues with the removal of the purchaser - provider split that this change brings?

    4 months ago
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    The key decision making body, Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Board, will meet in public and will ensure that members of the public have opportunities to have their questions answered. It will be chaired by an independent chair to support effective management of any potential conflicts of interest which may arise. The local Overview and Scrutiny Committee will retain the right to hold local partners to account, and can request reports on decisions taken to allocate resources (subject to any changes laid on in the Health and Care Bill which is currently going through parliament). The local Health and Wellbeing Board will receive an annual report detailing how the BD&C Partnership has acted to meet the needs of the local population.  

    There are a number of contractual safeguards in place to ensure key performance standards are met while accepting that we have a significant challenge in returning to pre-pandemic levels of performance as highlighted by the delivery plan for tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care.

    All ICS’ have to deliver to the requirements outlined in the planning guidance which set clear indicators against a range of services and pathways of care.  Our system based committees with representation from executive and non-executive members will ensure we continue to maintain our momentum in delivering these outcomes.  

    Please let us know if you have any further comments or ideas below.

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    It is not possible to provide a single response to this question as some services will continue to require a referral from a healthcare professional, most likely to be a GP. This is to ensure that any referral to a clinical specialist is appropriate and comes with the necessary clinical notes. Other services will continue to allow for self referral or self presentation such as using community pharmacies for common health conditions or accessing some mental health services.  

    Please let us know if you have any further comments or ideas below 

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  • You asked us: How will patient and public engagement be structured?

    5 months ago
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    Our panel's response: 

    Engagement work for West Yorkshire, which is across all our five local places, will be led by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, together with local communication and engagement colleagues, and their partners, for example Healthwatch. It’s really important that this work is led locally where people live.

    We now have additional monthly meetings to coordinate this work.

    Please let us know if you have any further comments or ideas below   

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    All funding decisions will be based on our existing processes considered as part of our partnership arrangements and it simply would not be fair or appropriate to confirm which services will be funded in the future. However we are very clear that prevention is a focus for our place based partnership and for our ICS. 

    Please let us know if you have any further comments or ideas below.

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  • You asked us: How do we ensure that 'new' voices or 'people particularly from under represented communities are heard?

    6 months ago
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    Our panel's response: 

    This is an area that we are really focusing on as we know that there are still people in our communities who are seldom heard and this is something we must improve while recognising the innovative work we have done to be more inclusive in reaching out. 

    We are looking at different ways we can do this including outreach work into our communities working with trusted individuals and community groups as well as finding different ways of using the intelligence separate agencies have to get a better understanding of our communities. This includes working closely with people and organisations that work closely with people in the places they live, these are often organisations or community groups that are often referred to as voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations.  

    Our community partnerships offer us an additional opportunity to develop local services based on local need as well as helping us get a better understanding of the strengths that our communities and the people who live in them bring to our health and care partnership. 

    Let us know if you have any comments or ideas below   

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  • Your feedback from our Q&A event

    6 months ago
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    Thanks for sharing your feedback about our event last month. Most people told us the event helped them understand more about our new arrangements for health and care in Bradford District and Craven. Some people also shared useful feedback about ways we could improve future events.

    Here's what you told us:

    1. Too many acronyms! 

    Yes, we’re sorry – we will try harder to ensure these are avoided or explained. The language that is used to describe how health and care works is confusing – even to those of us who live and breathe it!  

    Our colleagues at West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership have started working on an acronym guide, which might be helpful, and busting jargon is one of our key principles.  

    Please call us out on this at any future events – or ask us here if there are phrases or acronyms that aren’t clear.  Communicating clearly is one of our key principles, so when we’re not getting it right please keep letting us know!

    2. Complex organisational diagram

    People found the diagram of how the place-based partnership will operate hard to read on screen, and it is quite complex. So, we’ve uploaded the diagram here as a separate document along with the outline of our health and care partnership strategy for Bradford District and Craven. 

    3. Information in advance would be helpful

    For future events we’ll work to share presentations in advance as some people said they find this easier. This web platform is a good place to start if there’s something you want to know.  Ask us anything and we’ll try to answer!

    What next?

    At the session in February, we described the new arrangements for health and care in our place, and the importance of connecting people and communities into decision making.  

    Our concept is to achieve this through a ‘network of networks’ approach, that connects existing community groups and forums and provides an open and inclusive forum.

    We need your ideas, suggestions, and questions about how this could work - please share them here.  

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  • Your questions about these changes

    6 months ago
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    At our Q&A event on 16th Februaryyou asked some great questions about the changes that are happening in health and care. We put your questions forward to our panel of local and regional leaders and will post the answers here.

    Our panel: 

    • Therese Patten, Chief Executive Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
    • Iain MacBeath, Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing, Bradford Council
    • James Drury, Director of Partnership Development Bradford District and Craven partnership
    • Helen Rushworth, chief officer Healthwatch Bradford and District 
    • Louise Clarke, Director of Strategy, Bradford District and Craven  partnership
    • Shak Rafiq, Strategic Communications and Engagement Lead, Bradford District and Craven partnership 
    • Karen Coleman, Associate Director for Communication & Engagement, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

    If you missed our event and have questions you would like us to respond to, please submit them below and a member of the team will get back to you.

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  • Share your thoughts

    11 months ago
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    Please share any thoughts, comments or ideas about the ICS below. 

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