We want to ensure that you are kept up to date with the latest news, events and announcements from your local CCG. In this section you can find our latest media releases as well as events and campaign announcements.

Carers partnership

It’s hard these days to find anybody who works in health and social care who doesn’t understand the vital contribution that unpaid carers make and there is some fantastic support across the City.  But how many of us go the extra mile for our carers? We work in times of continued financial pressures set against […]

Collaboration is key…part two

It’s almost a year since I wrote my collaboration is key blog and in the time since then our partnership arrangements are proving to be crucial. This is being driven by the need to develop a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Leeds and West Yorkshire. The STP will shape how the future commissioning and […]

What revalidation means for NMC registrants in non-patient-facing roles

The views of Gil Ramsden, Lead Nurse for NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) The introduction of revalidation (NMC 2016) has created concern amongst some nurses currently practicing in non-patient-facing roles or who do not specifically have reference to active registration within their role title, job description or contract of employment. This paper serves […]

Volunteering in the NHS: rhetoric or ambition?

‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’ Gandhi. My alarm went off at 5:30am; it was going to be a long day. It was actually a pleasant journey down to London on the train. I supped coffee, gazed slumberously through the window and digested the Guardian. There […]

Testing for diabetes awareness at Leeds GP practice

Managing diabetes isn’t just about treatment and healthy lifestyles although they’re the key ingredients. It’s also about getting support from like-minded people especially those who have the health condition. So it came as a great surprise, but a very welcome one, that one GP practice in Leeds had got in touch with me proactively. In […]

Dark clouds, silver linings

It’s been a strange summer to date and there’s been plenty of dark clouds circling, yet despite this I can see rays of light. For some people this could easily be a summer of gloom. We’ve had to contend with poor football results, political turmoil and, as ever, a British summer that threatens to arrive […]

Newly engaged

So I approach the end of my fourth week as the CCG’s new Engagement Officer. What a month it has been. At times I have felt like I have been drowning in a sea of information, my head whirling from the onslaught of wave after wave of new knowledge. You see the NHS is a […]

Power of information

Today (25 May 2016), courtesy of NHS Leeds West CCG (thank you Chris Bridle), I attended the 19th Patient Information Forum Conference. The theme was “The Power of Partnership” so I was delighted to partner up with Chris and present a poster on the Leeds Patient Leader Programme. We didn’t win the poster competition (it’s […]

West has talent

We recently held our staff awards and I must say I’m incredibly proud of the staff who work at NHS Leeds West CCG. The awards demonstrated the sheer breadth and diversity of the work we do. For me what really stood out was the dedication and determination of staff to make a real difference to […]

Changing the healthcare landscape one acronym at a time…

We often get told that the NHS seems to develop a new acronym virtually every week, well there’s an important one that is the focus of this blog which is STP. STP stands for sustainability and transformation plan and each health and care system in the country is being asked to put one together. The […]