The NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges that the NHS is committed to achieving. The Greater Huddersfield CCG Constitution can be found here.

Health Matters is our news bulletin for local people, partners and stakeholders. Click on the image to find out more.

Get involved

The NHS belongs to us all. Listening to what people say about local NHS services helps us to understand what patients need and want. Taking a wide range of views into account means that we can develop high quality health services that meet local needs and expectations. Public and patient involvement and experience feeds into our organisation and is used to influence our commissioning decisions. Your views really matter to us. The feedback we receive will contribute to the further improvement of local healthcare services and we make sure our engagement is embedded in our commissioning arrangements. It’s also vital that we tell people about our plans and explain the reasons why decisions have been made.  

 

How you can get involved

Click here to find out all the different ways you can have your say in decisions, and work together to make a difference to local healthcare services.

We want you to get involved

We are doing lots of work to understand how we can improve involvement. Read all about our most recent work here.

Also, did you know..

– We can provide information in easy read, large print, audio and braille

– We can pay travel costs – see our policy

– We have a hearing loop at all of our meetings

– We can provide a BSL sign language interpreter

– We can pay for support costs

– We hold meetings and events in accessible venues

– We can provide language interpreters

– You can tell us if you need any support to get involved so we can help

We need your views on …

Click here to discover more about open engagement and consultation activity by the CCG and other healthcare organisations.

 

You said, we did

Click here to find the reports of findings from engagement and consultation activity by other healthcare organisations that has now ended. You’ll also find details about the CCG’s past engagement and consultation activity, and what we have done with what you have told us.

 

Engagement reports

You’ll find details about the CCG’s past engagement and consultation activity, and how we have used your views here.

 

 

Research holds the key to delivering continuing sustainable improvements within the NHS. Hosted by Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and working on behalf of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate CCGs, the West Yorkshire R&D team works closely with partners from academia and the health sector to increase innovation and share knowledge within clinical and care settings.

Further information about West Yorkshire Research and Development and how you can get involved can be found on the team’s website: https://www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/

You can also find out more about local research by visiting the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Clinical Research Network website for Yorkshire and Humber. Examples of NIHR initiatives include:

  • Join Dementia Research: Join Dementia Research is a national Database that exists to enable people to register their interest in participating in dementia research. People can then be matched to suitable studies that may be of interest to them. Anyone can register their interest to be involved.
  • Patient Research Ambassadors: A Patient Research Ambassador is someone who promotes health research from a patient point of view. They could be a patient, service user, carer or a lay person who is enthusiastic about health research and is willing to communicate that to other patients, the public and healthcare professionals.

Please feel free to contact the West Yorkshire Research and Development team with any questions you have about research taking place in primary care across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

 

 

We need your views on …

Consultation on specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire

NHS England Yorkshire and Humber region is asking patients and the public for their views on proposals for the future of specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire.

Vascular services reconstruct, unblock or bypass arteries and are often one-off specialist procedures to reduce the risk of sudden death or amputation and prevent stroke.

Currently the specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire are delivered from three centres – Leeds General Infirmary, Bradford Royal Infirmary and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Based on a need to reduce the number of specialised vascular centres from three to two identified by Yorkshire and The Humber Clinical Senate, the proposed recommendation being consulted on is that those centres should be at Leeds General Infirmary due to its status as a major trauma centre, and Bradford Royal Infirmary due to its co-location with renal care. The proposals could result in all specialised vascular surgery that requires an overnight hospital stay being transferred from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to Bradford Royal Infirmary, which would potentially affect up to 800 patients a year.

Find out more about the reasons for the recommended change, how you can provide your feedback and details of events in Kirklees.