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AGM: our digital marketplace

This year our annual general meeting (AGM) was held virtually for the first time.

 

Traditionally our AGM has provided an opportunity for our teams to showcase their services and achievements to guests through a series of stalls and displays. This year our stalls are digital – and you can browse our digital marketplace using the links below.

Digital Marketplace graphic for the Annual General Meeting

 

If you missed the meeting, you can watch the recording

Our Annual Report 

Together with our partners, we have delivered some fantastic improvements for local people in the last year. These are just a few examples:

  • Mental health admissions to hospital for Wakefield were below the national average with 176.4 per 1,000 people in the second quarter of the year compared with the national average of 276.7 per 1,000.
  • Admissions for coronary heart disease (all ages) for Wakefield were below the national average with 404.5 per 1000 people in Quarter 2 compared with the national average of 488.2 per 1,000 population.
  • Wakefield has seen a reduction in admissions for heart failure (all ages) when compared to previous years. The latest rate reports at 160 per 1,000 people.
  • Wakefield has fewer for child admissions relating to asthma (children aged 0-9) compared with the national average, with 194 against the national rate of 221.1
  • Latest figures for hospital admissions relating to asthma (under 19 years) shows a slight improved position from the previous year and benchmarks well against the national average (143.5 against national average of 176.8).
  • Emergency admissions for urgent care sensitive conditions have reduced by 1.4% when compared to the previous year.
  • This year we have seen a 1% reduction in all emergency admissions (all ages) compared to the number reported in the previous year.
  • Cancer screening uptake within the Wakefield District has increased compared to the level reported during the previous year.

Read our 2019/20 annual report 

 

Have your say! Get involved in our current engagement opportunities

We want to make sure that NHS services in Wakefield are the best they can be, and that’s only possible if we know what’s important to you. You might want to ask a question, or you might want to let us know that you’re not happy about something. Or you might think that you received really good care. Whatever it is, we want to know.
Get involved in our current engagement opportunities

Live Well Wakefield and Primary Care Networks: supporting vulnerable and shielding patients  

During the pandemic, partners across Wakefield have worked together to support our most vulnerable residents. One example of this is how general practices have been working with the local voluntary and community sector to make sure that their patients, who are vulnerable and are shielding, have been able to access the holistic support that they need.

These case studies describe how Primary Care Networks in Wakefield have worked together to support their patients

Supporting the system through the pandemic: redeployed staff

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a number of CCG staff were redeployed to provide capacity and support to our local frontline health and care services. People were took up temporarily roles including reception staff at GP practices, administrative support, nurse coordination, strategic planning and modelling, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) support.

Here are some of their stories.  

GP practices in Wakefield all rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ for the very first time

The standard of care across all of Wakefield’s GP practices is now rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. The quality milestone is a first for the district.

Read more about the Care Quality Commission ratings

GP surgeries in Wakefield rated in national survey

The annual GP Patient Survey is an England-wide independent poll, providing data on patient experience for every GP practice in the country. It is carried out by market research company Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. Between January and March this year patients of GP practices in Wakefield were asked to rate the service they received in areas including making appointments, their views on the care they received, how their health conditions were managed and health services available when surgeries are closed. 

Read the survey results for Wakefield GP practices.  

Wakefield exceeds national Learning Disability Annual Health Checks target

The NHS England ambition in 2019/20 was for 75 per cent of people on GP Learning Disability Registers to have an Annual Health Check by March 2020. In Wakefield, this figure was 79 per cent.

The health checks help people with learning disabilities understand what their local GP service can do for them.

Read more about how Wakefield has shown its commitment to the needs of people with learning disabilities through its work on Annual Health Checks.

CAMHS transformation programme leads to service improvements

The Wakefield CAMHS service has been focusing on the ‘CAMHS improvement plan’ since October.

This has seen significant funding into the service and the expansion of the CAMHS crisis service and, as a result, waiting times have been greatly reduced.

The team has also adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 to continue to offer crucial support. 

Read more about the CAMHS improvement journey

Healthy Hearts named Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year

An initiative that has helped hundreds of patients in Wakefield get their blood pressure under control has won a national HSJ Value Award.

Read more about the award winning Healthy Hearts project

What are Primary Care Networks and why are they important?

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of general practices working together with a range of local providers, including community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services. 

PCNs are based on GP registered lists, typically serving communities of around 30,000 to 50,000. This means they are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to support the delivery of many of the commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan and provide a wider range of services to patients by working together with other general practices. 

Find out more about Wakefield's Primary Care Networks.  

Feeling anxious, low or stressed? Turning Point Talking Therapies can offer free help

The logo for Turning Point Talking Therapies in WakefieldIf you are aged 16 years or older and are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District, you can access support at Turning Point Talking Therapies. The Talking Therapy service is delivered by Turning Point in partnership with NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Find out more about Turning Point Talking Therapies

 

Mental Health Helpline

A free helpline has been launched, offering support to adults experiencing emotional distress.   

Available to anyone registered with a Wakefield GP, the helpline offers confidential help and support 24 hours a day - providing a listening ear, emotional support and guidance to adults with new or existing mental health conditions. 

It also provides information, advice and support to carers. 

The freephone helpline number is: 0800 183 0558 

Read more about the helpline

Local Story: Wakefield’s community response to COVID-19

 A new interactive archive created during COVID-19 is Director of Public Health Anna Hartley’s 2020 Annual Report.

It's an evolving online project documenting community response to the pandemic until March 2021.

Local story celebrates resilience and stories from across the Wakefield District. 

Read Local Story.  

 

 

 

 

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership is made up of organisations working closely together to plan services and address the challenges facing health and care services across the area.

Find out more about their work at the links below:

Our Health and Care Services Need Your Help

Local health and care services are now trying to reset after lockdown. They need to know what went well and what could be improved. Healthwatch Wakefield is running a new COVID-19 survey and want you to take part and make a difference to services in our District. 

You can fill in the survey online

If you or someone you know needs this survey in a different format or want help filling it in please get in touch with Healthwatch.

There are also paper copies you can fill in and post back at no cost to you using 'Freepost Healthwatch Wakefield' on your envelope. Find out more on the Healthwatch Wakefield website.  

Healthwatch Wakefield

Summer Newsletter 2020

The logo for Healthwatch Wakefield

The latest Healthwatch Newsletter contains lots of health and care information and updates, both local and national, including the new coronavirus reset survey, the City Fields development, getting tested for COVID, ‘flu immunisation, restarting hospital services, cancer services, maternity services, GP services, engaging through lockdown, health and wellbeing, information for visiting a care home, cardiovascular disease, the new grief and loss service, autism, racial inequalities, young people, and network news. 

Read the summer newsletter

 

Annual Report 2019-2020

Healthwatch Wakefield’s Annual Report for 2019-2020 was published in June. It highlights some of the issues they worked on during the last year such as mental health and wellbeing, living with dementia, volunteers finding what matters to people using A&E, improving local hospital procedures; and how they responded with partners to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the annual report.  

Help shape the future of NHS complaint handling

 

Enquiry, concern, compliment of complaint about your healthcare? Get in touch with our Governance Team 

The CCG's Governance team deal with the majority of contacts from patients and members of the public with questions or concerns about the commissioned healthcare services within Wakefield.

Contact us if you have an enquiry, concern or complaint regarding the healthcare services that you or your family have experienced

NHS Wakefield CCG aims to be open and transparent in all our decisions and processes. You can read our  Publication Scheme online.  

You may have additional questions and therefore if you wish to request information under the Freedom of Information Act we have explained the process and provided a list of information we have previously shared in our Freedom of Information section.  

The Governance Team deals with Information Governance within the CCG as well as managing any Conflicts of Interest which may arise. The team also supports the Governing Body and subsidiary committees. This includes ensuring the documentation for the meetings which are held in public are available to anyone who is interested. The agendas, papers and minutes for these meetings are also available on our website.