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.

Challenge accepted!

At the end of April I’m going to be taking part in another gruelling (for me) cycling challenge, but before I do that there’s plenty of challenges within the system we need to address. I recently attended a national briefing led by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive for NHS England and Jim Mackey, Chief Executive for […]

Various shades of pink

This is nothing to do with that notorious book or film, I’m afraid, but if you’re a Patient Leader it could be much more interesting! When you see an invitation to act as a Patient Leader on a particular topic that’s of personal interest and you think, “I’d like to do that!” the next natural […]

United we stand

If there’s one thing the current storm clouds circling the health and care system have taught us, it has to be the power of unity. United as a system, united by a sense of purpose and united by the sheer will to make sure we can do the best for the people we care for. […]

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 […]