Earlier this year, many of our members were involved in a Healthwatch survey about the NHS Long Term Plan.
The resulting report has now been published, and can be found here along with a response from the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Care Partnership. https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/get-involved/longtermplan.
The report has gone to all the key decision making boards in the region. The 5 year plan for the NHS in West Yorkshire and Harrogate has to be written by the autumn and it will include a chapter on mental health, carers, and urgent care, all the themes from the NHS Long Term Plan. So each programme lead for each of these areas is going to be asked to include a section in their chapter on how they have listened to and incorporated what people have said from the report.
And that is just the way it is being used at a West Yorkshire and Harrogate level, each local area (Leeds, Harrogate, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield) will also be using it to inform the development of their local plans regarding health.
If you would like to keep up to date with Healthwatch’s work, you can sign up to receive news from your local Healthwatch using the links below.
Healthwatch Kirklees https://healthwatchkirklees.co.uk/contact-us/
Healthwatch Calderdale https://www.healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk/