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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.

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 […]

On drier ground

After the stormy and wet weather over Christmas it’s been nice to come back to a warm and dry office. There’s been plenty to get on with as we start a new year but firstly I want to quickly talk about recent weather events. My thoughts go out to anyone who was affected by the […]

Hard work starting to pay off

I’ve just realised its been a while since my last blog so I’m hoping I’ve captured some of the key developments since my last update. The one thing I want to really emphasise is that some of the hard work we’ve been doing is now showing signs of success. In amongst all that I need […]

Getting social with the CCG

Well here I am doing something I never expected to do – writing a blog, having posted online and who knows even see people share it on social media. All this is thanks to a recent course I attended which was set up and delivered by staff at NHS Leeds West CCG. In my role […]

Just bloggin’ on the value of values

What does value mean to you? A recent event I attended, in my capacity as a patient leader, got me thinking about this although I confess I haven’t yet come up with an answer! I’ve now chalked up four events as a patient leader. I took the train down to the ‘steel city’ to attend […]

Collaboration is key

Two years after the implementation of the key changes as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 it is clear the future of the NHS (and social care) is dependent upon collaboration, an observation based on some really fruitful meetings and workshops I’ve attended recently. We’ve recently begun a review into partnership […]

Wheels keep spinning

My life after my holiday seems to involve lots of wheels spinning, from the hectic diary I’ve had through to my preparations for my charity bike ride. Before I start my update I just wanted to say a very warm welcome to Jo Harding our new Director of Nursing and Quality. She’s only been here […]

Access for all

We are lucky to have the NHS in this country, a fact I reflected on after attending a recent event looking at access to health for refugees. As a patient leader I was asked to attend the event to help me and my fellow patient leaders get a different perspective on the needs of this […]

Are we at the tipping point?

We seem to be coming to an exciting point in our life as a CCG and one that very much feels like a tipping point albeit a positive one, well that’s my view….for now! Why do I see this as a tipping point? Because it is now clearly apparent that CCGs must be the champions […]