One of our key strategic objectives is to ‘collaborate effectively with local and regional partners’.
We are committed to doing this at a number of levels, both in Bradford and across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate region.
The aim is that working together in this way will improve the care provided to patients and improve the health of people in Bradford and across West Yorkshire.
BTHFT is a key player in the work of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WYHCP), which consists of organisations – including local government, the NHS and voluntary sector – working closely together to plan health and care services across the region.
This is a genuinely new approach to partnerships, built from the bottom up using plans developed in the six local places that make up the region (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). The WYHCP work focuses on a set of agreed priorities, which are delivered via a number of different programmes of work.
We are also a member of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) which is a collaboration between the six NHS trusts which deliver acute hospital services across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. WYAAT’s vision is for all partners to work together to improve the quality, equality and efficiency of healthcare services, to consistently deliver the highest quality of care and outcomes for our patients.
In a move to signal a change in how the health and care system needs to operate to ensure its sustainability whilst improving outcomes for local people, the partners in the Bradford District and Craven health and care system have agreed that the post holder will also be the system leader of the Bradford Health and Care Partnership which is one of seven underpinning partnerships for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. The Bradford Health and Care Partnership includes, though not limited to, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford and Craven Councils, GP federations, the NHS Bradford Districts and City CCGs and voluntary services. Together we are developing a whole system approach within Bradford. More information about the structure of this partnership is available here.
Community partnerships are an innovative approach to providing more personalised, proactive and preventative care and support for local people.
In Bradford there are ten community partnerships, each covering a population of 30-60,000 people. Their aim is to provide care and support closer to people’s homes by delivering more proactive and joined-up health, social care and wellbeing services.
This model enables staff from GP surgeries, community and mental health services, hospitals, social care, community pharmacies, care homes, home support services and the voluntary sector to work more closely together. BTHFT is involved in all ten community partnerships.
Priorities in the community partnerships vary based on the needs of the local population and include: improving diabetes care, support for people who are housebound and living in care homes, improving end-of-life care and improving child health and wellbeing.
Find out more information on our partners here.