How we work collaboratively 

Our CCG works with a number of different organisations across the Bradford area and nationally.

These include other CCGs, the health and wellbeing board and NHS England. You can find more information about how we work collaboratively with these organisations below.

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Working with other CCGs

Bradford City CCG and Bradford Districts CCG work closely together and share some of the same functions and responsibilities. We also work closely with NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG.

All three CCGs have collaborative arrangements in place to strengthen joint working across all three CCG areas for the benefit of our local communities. We work together to secure the best possible integrated and effective services for people in Bradford and Airedale. Much of this collaboration is on a day-to-day basis. However, the CCGs do also meet on a monthly basis to consider decisions that need to be made collectively.

We also work with other CCGs in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate area through the West Yorkshire Commissioning Collaborative, known as Healthy Futures. This means that we can make collective decisions on the planning, procurement and review of services where it is clear that there are cross boundary issues to be addressed and there clear benefits to be achieved. Recent work has focused on stroke, cancer, urgent and emergency care and paediatrics, as well as considering the strategic review of children’s services. 

You can find more information about how our CCG collaborates with other commissioners in our annual report.

Health and wellbeing board

The Bradford and Airedale health and wellbeing board (HWB) brings together key people from across the health and care system. It provides a single place for partners to work together to shape and improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.

The HWB approved our five year strategy and will continue to oversee its implementation by encouraging broader integration across health, adults and children’s social care and public health.

Some specific responsibilities are delegated to the HWB such as approval of the Better Care Fund, a local single pooled budget to encourage the NHS and local government to work more closely together around people, placing their wellbeing as the focus of health. The HWB also participated in a peer review session where members of other boards across the country spent time considering how it could improve on the way it works.

Integration and change board

The integration and change board (ICB) is a group of senior leaders from across health and social care. They are accountable to the Bradford Health and Wellbeing Board for securing the delivery of a sustainable health and social care system within our area.

The ICB is responsible for implementing the vision and direction set out in our five year strategy as well as developing this strategy for the area. It has also been concentrating on new models of care to support improvement, integration and transformation of services for the future. This has included successfully becoming a national vanguard site for a new model of care – enhanced health in care homes. Each of these sites will act as a blueprint for the future NHS.  

NHS England

Collaboration between NHS England and CCGs is built on a common purpose, achieving the vision of high quality care for all, now and for future generations. Our common goal is to secure the best outcomes for our patients and communities.

We also work with NHS England to open up routes for our CCG to innovate in the way we choose to deliver health and care in our area, through national programmes of work, such as the Diabetes Prevention Programme.

The other important ways in which we collaborate with NHS England include their role in assuring our CCG, support and development of, and co-commissioning.


360° stakeholder survey

We aim to have a strong relationship with our stakeholders to allow us to make the best possible commissioning decisions. The 360° stakeholder survey allows our stakeholders to feedback to our CCG on how that relationship is going.

The information provided by these surveys helps our organisational development, informs our decisions and evaluates our progress.  It also allows us to see whether the relationships we have with our stakeholders continue to be central to the effective commissioning of services and improves quality and outcomes for our population.

You can see the results of our most recent 360° survey here.

Previous survey results can be found in our archive