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We work closely with other organisations, both in our local area and nationally. This collaboration means that we can make the best, and most informed choices to transform services for our populations. 

Who we work together with: 

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Working with other CCGs

The three local CCGs, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City and Bradford Districts, work together through shared management arrangements. 

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 to make collective decisions. 

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. 

Health and wellbeing board

The Bradford and Airedale health and wellbeing board (HWB) brings together key people from the health and care system to deliver a more integrated approach to health and social care.

The HWB was set up by Bradford Council in 2012 as part of the Health and Social Care Act. To support an integrated approach, the HWB:

  • Assesses the needs of our local population through a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA).
  • Drives local commissioning of health care, social care and public health to create a more effective and responsive local health and care system.
  • Has strategic influence over the commissioning decisions of our CCG.

The Bradford HWB approves area-wide strategies for transforming health and social care, such as our Five Year Forward View for Bradford District and Craven and Better Care Fund planning.

You can find further information about the Bradford HWB including details on its members, agendas and minutes on the Bradford Council website.

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.

Health and social care overview and scrutiny committee

The health and social care overview and scrutiny committee is run by Bradford Council. 

It acts as a ‘critical friend’ by reviewing local health issues and considering NHS proposals to develop or change services.

Further information and previous committee meeting minutes can be found on the Bradford Council website. Department of Health guidance for local authorities on scrutinising health services can be found here

Sustainability and transformation partnership

In December 2015, the national NHS outlined a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are built around the needs of local populations.

To do this, every health and care system in England was asked to produce a sustainability and transformation plan (STP). This plan shows how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years to deliver on the national Five Year Forward View

We have worked with local health and care partners, including Bradford Districts CCG and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG to develop a local health and wellbeing plan for Bradford and Craven. You can take a look at our local health and wellbeing plan for Bradford and Craven here. Our Bradford and Craven plan forms part of the West Yorkshire wide health and wellbeing plan. 

Click here to read the West Yorkshire health and wellbeing plan. 

You can read more about the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP on their website here and on their YouTube channel here

You can read more about STPs on the NHS England website


West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - joint committee of the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups

In November 2016 West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (also known as the STP) published a draft plan for the area.  You can read this here

This plan describes how health and care organisations, including the clinical commissioning groups will work together on the three aims of the Five Year Forward View:

  • To improve the health of people
  • Provide better care
  • Ensure financial sustainability. 

It was developed in partnership with and is owned by health care organisations and local councils across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. 

The Joint Committee for the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in West Yorkshire and Harrogate (WY&H) is part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. It has a shared health programme of work that aims to further improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.6 million people living across the area.

The Committee has joint delegated powers from individual CCGs to make collective decisions around specific work programmes, for example mental health, urgent care and stroke.

A key part of the work involves sharing expertise and working closely with local councils, hospitals, care providers and voluntary and community organisations - ensuring services are fit for the future in a challenging financial environment. 

The Joint Committee meets in public every other month. To register your interest in attending these meetings please email westyorkshire.stp@nhs.net or call 01924 317502. You can also find out more about the Joint Committee or ask a question about agenda items on their website

Further information about the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership is available on their website here

West Yorkshire Research and Development

The West Yorkshire Research and Development team work on behalf of all the West Yorkshire CCGs to increase evidence-based innovation and knowledge exchange within clinical and care settings. The team is hosted by NHS Bradford Districts CCG.

You can find out more about West Yorkshire Research and Development on their website.  

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.