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.

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 […]

Happy App to Help Support Young People with Mental Health

A group of young people from Leeds have been working together to design an app to support mental health and now their ideas are set to become a reality after they pitched them to a Dragon’s Den-style panel of health experts, who all said: “We’re in!” The 12 to 19 year-olds have been working over […]

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 […]