News

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.

Personal Health Budget helps make sure disability is no barrier to Colin’s career

Tuesday 31st January A disabled man from Chapeltown is the first person in Leeds to receive a combined ‘Personal Health Budget’ and this innovative joint care arrangement has given him the opportunity to complete his college studies. Colin McDonnell, 22, had this put in place for him when it looked as though he was not […]

Leeds GP Receives British Empire Medal in New Year’s Honours List

Dr. Yen Andersen, a GP at Oakwood Lane Medical Practice, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M) for services to safeguarding children and preventing domestic violence in North Leeds, in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. Colleagues at NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) nominated Dr. Andersen in recognition for her ongoing work […]

‘Experiencing the NHS for myself’

I’m positive that we all do our best to avoid kicking up a fuss but sometimes it is necessary for us. When this happens though I always worry about how I might be putting people out, or what impact I am having on someone. Whenever I am unwell, I do my best to self-care, look […]

Championing the patient voice at the General Practice at Scale conference

I volunteered (at fairly short notice) to attend the General Practice at Scale conference, organised by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and NHS England, to speak about the way that NHS Leeds West CCG involves patient leaders/champions. I was in London the day before, so stayed over and arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at […]

Can Santa deliver for the NHS

All I want for Christmas is….integrated care wrapped around communities and individual patients. Here’s hoping Santa can help us out although he may have to fight dissenting elves and reindeers who’ve lost their bearing. My ideal present is simple enough.  If it wasn’t for the Grinch who has stolen the one system spirit and bought […]

Tell me something I don’t know!

The Realising the Value programme is designed to ‘develop the field of person and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing by building the evidence base and developing tools, resources and networks to support the spread and increase the impact of key approaches.’ To you and me this simply means that a bunch of folk, who […]

No such thing as ‘normal’

Personally, I’m not a fan of the word ‘normal’. Looking around the offices of NHS Leeds West CCG, I can’t see anyone who you could describe as “normal” in a more traditional sense; no two people are the same. As a total sum of their being – physically, mentally, hobbies, interests, I could go on. […]