The NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) will meet in public for the third time on Tuesday 15 November at the Briar Court Hotel, Halifax Rd, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield HD3 3NT.
The Board is part of the legislation set out in the Health and Care Act 2022, which came into force on the 1 July 2022. It focuses on improving outcomes for people by addressing health inequalities, the difference in care received and effective use of budgets across the area. It is part of West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), an integrated care system.
The board’s role includes agreeing a plan for health and care services in West Yorkshire that delivers the five-year strategy. Most decisions about circa £5billion budget and the services delivered locally are made in the five local places of West Yorkshire, via its strong local place partnerships in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District.
The board also works alongside care provider collaboratives, such as The West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts, the Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Collaborative, Community Care Collaborative and hospices working together. The board has an independent chair, Cathy Elliott. Its Chief Executive is Rob Webster CBE.
The meeting on the 15 November will include an update report from Cathy and Rob, as well as items on primary care, winter planning and updates from the five local place partnerships.
People are asked to contact [email protected] before Monday the 14 November at 9am if they would like to attend or submit questions. They can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions or to book their place to attend.
People can also read the papers, or watch live online by visiting www.wypartnership.co.uk/meetings/integrated-care-board.[NB: Please note the papers won’t be live on the website until Monday 7 November 2022]