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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.

Making Time Project launched in Pharmacies for People With Learning Disabilities in Leeds

NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group and Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire this week launched the ‘Making Time’ project, aimed at making sure people with learning disabilities get the best service they can from their local pharmacy. The project was set up after listening to the views of people who are currently using Learning Disability Care […]

Leeds folk asked to submit their bucket list during Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying is a subject that is often not the topic of everyday conversations which is why the local NHS and Leeds City Council are looking at a more creative approach to get people to think about end of life during Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May). The three NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS Leeds […]

New technology and a trip down memory lane

Our recent successful bid for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund has resulted in a trip down memory lane…more on that shortly. Due to the dedication and hard work of our primary care team and support from our member practices we have been successful with our bid to the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund. The fund encourages […]

Leeds sets out plans to improve children and young people’s emotional and mental health

The NHS in Leeds and Leeds City Council have agreed eleven recommendations to improve the emotional and mental health of children and young people in the city including the redesign of support and services. The Leeds recommendations result from a 6-month review, which involved all key partners in the city, and particularly the voice and […]

Looking ahead with 2020 vision

Even though the general election is looming and with it a chance that national policy for the health service could change we still have a duty to prepare for the future. This is because transforming primary care will be a key cornerstone of the future of the NHS regardless of which political party is in […]

Value of patient experience

I’m sure like me you will have heard the oft repeated line ‘your feedback is important to us’ and no doubt like me you wonder whether this is a token gesture or a genuine commitment. As a commissioning organisation we have been grateful for the views and feedback of our patients. Your views and feedback […]

All hands to the pump

Now that Christmas and New Year is out of the way for many it may be a quieter period, but the same cannot be said for the NHS here in Leeds or indeed nationally. I’m sure you will all have seen the media headlines documenting the winter pressures being experienced by NHS trusts across the […]

Season of goodwill

As we approach Christmas there have been recent examples of generosity and goodwill that remind me of the importance of people working together and helping each other, the same is true of organisations. We are well aware of the various challenges that face us in health and social care. However in recent weeks I’ve been […]

Rebuilding the jigsaw

This month has seen me working with colleagues across the health system in Leeds, as well as our member practices, to look at how we can recombine commissioning budgets. This follows a period of fragmentation as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and what, on the face of it, appears to […]