Integrated Care Board (ICB) Constitution

Lead: NHS Leeds CCG and West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WYHCP)

Period: 8th Nov 2021 - 14th Jan 2022

This involvement is to support the development of a constitution for the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Brief description of project

The West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is a new organisation that will start work in July 2022. Although it is a new organisation, it replaces Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and will build on successful work by all our health and care organisations, including the CCGs over the last five years.

The ICB will be led by our Chair-Designate, Cathy Elliott, and a Chief Executive. Its role will be to join up health and care services, improve people’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. The ICB will oversee how money is spent and make sure that health services work well and are of high quality.  It will bring together hospitals, primary care, local councils, hospices, voluntary community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and Healthwatch partners in our local places: Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield.

The ICB constitution is an important document that sets out what the ICB will do and how it will work.

Who did we speak to?

We wanted the views of our partners and anyone interested in our work. This included citizens but it was more for strategic stakeholders such as NHS organisations local health and social care committees.

What and how did we ask?

We were asking people to share their views on the constitution and have conversations with colleagues within their organisations. People could find out more about the involvement and share their views by visiting the WYHCP website here:

The website contains documents in a range of formats to support all communities to have their say.

What will we do?

We will use people’s feedback to develop the ICB Constitution. This will mean that the document reflects the needs of citizens and organisations across the partnership.

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