West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Partnership Board will meet for the fourth time in public on Tuesday 3 March, 2pm to 5pm, at Huddersfield Town Hall.

The Partnership Board further strengthens joint working arrangements between the NHS, councils, care providers, Healthwatch, community and voluntary groups. Together, the Partnership improves health and care for the 2.7 million people living across the area.

The Board is an important group for the Partnership, which covers Bradford district and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. It brings together elected members, executive and non-executives and independent lay members in one decision making process.

Chaired by Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council and Chair of Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Board, the meeting will discuss population health, including climate change; supporting the talent of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues into more leadership roles; planning and ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ community campaign.

Working alongside communities, the Partnership Board aims to give people the best start in life with support to stay healthy and live longer. Many factors determine whether someone leads a long and healthy life, including good housing, access to green space, and building an inclusive economy that creates more good jobs, reduces health inequalities and promotes opportunity for all. These important factors are at the heart of the Partnership Board.

The Partnership Board is also influenced by the voice of local people. It has co-opted four independent members of the public and has a strong commitment to listening to the public’s views. The meetings held in public give opportunities for people to ask questions and have their say.

The Board meets in public every three months. To register your interest in attending these meetings or to ask a question before the meeting takes place please email westyorkshire.stp@nhs.net or call 01924 317659. You can also access the agenda, papers and watch the meeting live at: www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/partnershipboard

Notes

  • For press enquiries please contact West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership on 01924 317659.
  • West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership focuses on the health and care needs of local people across Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The partnership is made up of a number of organisations who work together to help 2.7 million people in the area including the NHS, councils, Healthwatch, voluntary and community organisations. You can view the list of partners here.
  • You can find out more about the local plans and the WY&H priority areas, which include cancer, mental health, tackling health inequalities, maternity and urgent and emergency care here.