This involvement gave people in Leeds an opportunity to comment on the development of our regional plan to deliver more joined-up, preventative, and person-centred care for people and communities.
What is the Joint Forward Plan?
The Joint Forward Plan is a five-year plan which will outlines how we will deliver our strategy to improve health and care across West Yorkshire.
Brief description of project
The Health and Care Act 2022 requires each health and care partnership to produce a strategy setting out the vision for services across the Integrated Care System (ICS); including how commissioners in the NHS and local authorities can deliver more joined-up, preventative, and person-centred care for people and communities.
The NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is responsible for the development of the West Yorkshire Joint Forward Plan that will deliver the NHS components of our West Yorkshire Integrated Care Strategy.
As one of the ‘places’ in West Yorkshire, the Integrated Care Board (ICB) in Leeds is supporting this work by promoting the involvement with local people and partners.
Who did we speak to?
We spoke to our partners and the public about our plan. This included services that deliver health and care, the third sector and people from across our diverse communities.
What and how did we ask?
We asked people to read our strategy and tell us how they think we should deliver our ambitions to improve health and care across West Yorkshire. People were able to share their views using a survey and at events across the region.
What did people tell us?
A total of 266 comments were received, of which the seven top themes are:
- Access – Comments were about people’s need for better access to services and how they could be accessed, such as telephone.
- Inequalities – Comments were about making sure that there is a mix of different types of people from ages, ethnicities and disabilities.
- Co-ordination – Comments were about ensuring that organisations and services were joined up.
- Workforce – Comments were about concerns about capacity, especially of front line staff.
- Get the basics right – Comments were about getting the basics right seems obvious but is extremely important. These basics include health provision and patient safety.
- Money – Comments were about concerns that more funding was needed for health and social care to thrive but also highlighted that such funding comes from tax payers.
- Listening – Comments were about people should be at the centre of all our work.
You can read the report below:
To find out more about the joint forward plan you can visit the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website here:
How can you help?
We can’t improve health and care without your help. Join the Leeds Involving You network to find out more about our work and get involved.
What have we done?
We have used your feedback to shape our plans for the next five years. You can see how your feedback has shaped our plans by visiting the website above.