NHS England aims to improve the health outcomes for people in England. It is responsible for overseeing the budget, planning, delivery and day-to-day operation of the commissioning side of the NHS in England. NHS England is increasing transparency in the NHS and improving services for patients. We work with NHS staff, patients, stakeholders and the […]
We want you to be involved in decisions which determine how healthcare is commissioned by NHS Leeds West CCG. We actively encourage patients, residents, and community organisations to take part and contribute to our work. Taking part in consultations and public engagement exercises are an important way to have your say on issues that affect you.
The three clinical commissioning groups (CCG) in Leeds, NHS Leeds North CCG, NHS Leeds South and East CCG and NHS Leeds West CCG are responsible for planning and commissioning (buying) healthcare and health services for local people. Each CCG is a membership organisation made up of local GP practices. The CCGs’ share a common purpose […]
If you are interested in being more directly involved with the Reader Group you sign up to do so here. Below you will find a draft of a proposed ‘acronym buster’. There has been a request on several occasions from patients and patient champions for a document that helps detail the acronyms that are used in […]
A citywide initiative to encourage people to only use antibiotics when needed and educate around the use of antibiotics.
Anticoagulant medicines reduce the ability of the blood to clot. This is necessary because if the blood clots too much, then clots can block blood vessels and lead to conditions such as a stroke or a heart attack.
Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population. We want to do this by making sure that separate services work better together as one team in local communities. We also want to make sure that local front line workers, together with local people, decide on health and wellbeing priorities for […]
What do we want to do? We want you to find out how we can help children with asthma to look after their condition. We are looking for the views of children, friends of children and parents and teachers of children with asthma. What does it feel like having asthma? We want to know a […]
If you are interested in being more directly involved with the Reader Group you sign up to do so here. Below you will find three proposed information sheets from the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT). The information is guidance on bariatric pathways. They are patient information sheets that clinicians will be handing out. We are […]
NHS Leeds South and East CCG are currently reviewing the adult bereavement service on behalf of the city. They would like to have the views of people who have accessed bereavement services and people who have not.
NHS Leeds South & East CCG is currently reviewing a better pathway for children (age 0-5 years) with complex needs on behalf of the city.
We want to hear from local people to help us develop breast clinics/breast services that most closely reflect your needs. We are currently looking into the services provided at the Leeds Breast Unit based at St James’s University Hospital. We want to develop a brand new service, designed around the needs of our patients, and […]
An open invitation to local people to take part in the national debate about how health services can be best delivered now and in the years ahead.
If you are interested in being more directly involved with the Reader Group you sign up to do so here. Below you will find a survey that is will be used as part of a pilot scheme across four GP surgeries. These surgeries will be providing cancer care reviews for patients who have received a […]
The NHS in Leeds is committed to providing you and your family with the best possible care. We are working closely with care homes to improve access to healthcare for people living in residential and nursing care homes.
Older people in care homes are among the most vulnerable members of our society, reliant on care home staff for many of their everyday needs.
If you are interested in being more directly involved with the Reader Group you sign up to do so here. Below you will find a video of a animation created to help detail about the ‘Qualtiy Team’ in Leeds. The animation has been put together to help patients better understand what the Quality Team does. It also aims […]
What are we planning to do? Before you share your views with us please watch this video to find out more about our plans. This engagement outlines changes we are planning to make to chronic pain services in Leeds. Evidence tells us that the level and impact of people’s pain improves when they are supported […]
In Leeds, we were the only city in the country that continued to provide non-medical circumcision for male children as an NHS service. The service carried out around 380 circumcisions each year. The service was used by people of different ethnicities, with people from the African and Pakistani community most likely to use the NHS […]
A new strategy for Leeds community bed service has identified a number of ways that the service could be improved. The proposed changes would see a more simple model of care that would adapt to meet patient’s personal needs and provide a better patient experience.
A scheme aiming to recruit project champions who will signpost patients to relevant support services. The project champion will also recruit and support patient champions (volunteers) to develop their own self-management groups.
A project to look at improving integration between the community and hospital respiratory specialist teams, led by Leeds South & East CCG.
With our ambition to identify, diagnose and support more people to live well with dementia, we plan to add new dedicated staff to local teams.
Approximately 1600 people in Leeds use community dermatology services at any one time. The contracts for Leeds Community Dermatology services ended in 2013 and NHS Leeds West CCG is leading on where contracts will be accredited.
At our event we welcomed 71 people from all walks of life to help us understand how we can meet the different needs of the varied communities we need to commission (plan and fund) services for. To help people understand the key issues we need to consider, when making our commissioning decisions, we asked people […]
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood glucose level to become too high. In the UK, approximately three million people are affected by diabetes. There are also thought to be around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes.
NHS Leeds South & East CCG are leading on a health needs assessment on the Leeds End of Life Care Pathway on behalf of all the three CCGs in the city.
We are looking at setting up a brand new free telephone service, exclusively for patients in the last years of life and their relatives / carers to use. The aim of the service would be to improve the care of patients and their relatives / carers and support people in their own home.
We would like to hear from patient and carers who use out endoscopy services in Leeds. We want to make sure that we are providing the right information in the right places prior to your procedure. We would also like to know what people think about where they are seen for their endoscopy and how easy it is to access our service.
What are these services? ENT services Q1-4 are concerned with all conditions of the ear, nose, throat and neck. Audiology Q5-10 is concerned with hearing and balance Hearing Aid services Q5-10 are concerned with the provision, fitting and maintenance of hearing aids Ophthalmology Q11-14 is the branch of medicine that deals with the structure and […]
IFR's reflect how the the CCGs make decisions about providing treatments to individuals that are not normally available through the NHS. We are currently in the process of refreshing this policy.
Your GP practice is planning to open longer hours Your practice is a member of NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and in response to what patients have said, the CCG is investing in a voluntary scheme over the next 18 months to increase access and capacity in all its member GP practices. This would benefit […]
In order to understand why this community is struggling to access health services we visited the local authority Gypsy and Traveller site called Cottingley Springs. We spoke to residents and we asked people what worked well and what could be improved. They told us that the majority of people wanted it to be easier to […]
We are seeking views from people with learning disabilities, their carers or parents of a person with learning disabilities, to see how we can improve their experiences of using primary care services (access to your local GP practice) within west Leeds. GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals may need specialist skills and communication training, […]
Integral to this is the need to engage with service users and carers to: Inform of the proposed changes Discuss options in order to improve the model Understand the views of service users and carers and incorporate these into commissioning plans Outline timescales and inform service users and carers This consultation has now closed. For […]
If you are interested in being more directly involved with the Reader Group you sign up to do so here. We asked our reader group to feedback on a proposed letter from the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT). The letter is essentially a holding letter where the consultant has viewed a referral and concluded that […]
We were looking for feedback from people who were pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months. This consultation has now closed and was led by NHS Leeds South and East CCG. For information on the maternity strategy visit the NHS Leeds South and East CCG website. This consultation ran between: 07/11/2014 – 10/12/2014 […]
NHS Leeds North CCG plans to introduce a proactive approach to ensuring people have the best support when taking medicines.
NHS England is asking for feedback on the draft refreshed NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) Redress Guidance for CCGs.
What are we proposing to change? • To not routinely fund gluten-free foods on a prescription basis. • We will routinely commission the prescribing of non-branded (generic) products unless there is a medical reason. • To not routinely fund a range of “over the counter” medicines on prescription. Ultimately, your GP will work with you to […]
If you are interested in being more directly involved with the Reader Group you sign up to do so here. Below you will see a draft copy of guidance for the reader group. The guidance is designed for both staff and patients. For staff it helps them think about the document they are asking for feedback […]
A co-ordinated group comprising of CAMHS, LTHT and the CCGs, formed to bring collective intelligence together and look at how we shape a future model.
There are 50 care homes in Leeds West. 15 of these are nursing homes providing 24 hour nursing care. The remaining 35 are residential homes without in-house nursing support.
At the moment, depending on where you live, you might experience different standards of care if you have a stroke. The NHS want to make sure that in the future, no matter where you live, stroke services are giving everyone the best possible chance of a good recovery. Stroke is a life changing event and […]
The NHS in Leeds is looking at how we provide urgent and emergency care services and we need your thoughts on this. We also want to find out more about your recent experiences if you have used urgent or emergency care services.
Leeds City Council is undertaking a major citywide consultation , that has the potential to affect every resident and business within Leeds and every community across the city.