West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (ICS)
Provider collaboration supporting system-wide working
Providers in West Yorkshire and Harrogate (WY&H) have joined up care to improve outcomes by tackling big health and care challenges and making best use of resources.
WY&H have invested heavily in relationships, bringing leaders together to tackle system-wide issues at monthly leadership days. The formal governance arrangements are built on these strong relationships.
Collaborative working and collective decision-making have resulted in:
- Forecast achievement of single control total, maximising provider sustainability funding
- £35m in capital investment
- Collaborative procurement, saving trusts around £1m a year by standardising and reducing costs for goods and services
- A workforce portability agreement, allowing trust employees to work for any other trust without the need for honorary contracts
- A single service model for vascular services and better stroke services
- Two new WY&H care models for Adult Eating Disorders and Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). These have reduced admissions (22% in eating disorders, 19% in CAMHS)
- A preferred model for the future provision of Assessment & Treatment units for people with a Learning Disability. This includes how the three existing (and two future) geographically dispersed units will operate as one WY&H centre of excellence. We are now engaging further on this.