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.

Newly engaged

So I approach the end of my fourth week as the CCG’s new Engagement Officer. What a month it has been. At times I have felt like I have been drowning in a sea of information, my head whirling from the onslaught of wave after wave of new knowledge. You see the NHS is a […]

Power of information

Today (25 May 2016), courtesy of NHS Leeds West CCG (thank you Chris Bridle), I attended the 19th Patient Information Forum Conference. The theme was “The Power of Partnership” so I was delighted to partner up with Chris and present a poster on the Leeds Patient Leader Programme. We didn’t win the poster competition (it’s […]

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 […]

#SmearForSmear campaign backed by Leeds cervical cancer support group leader

A Leeds cervical cancer survivor is backing NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) support for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (24 – 30 January), by encouraging local people to get behind Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust #SmearForSmear campaign to help raise awareness of cervical cancer and the importance of cervical screenings (smear test). Jacqui Cain, 33, […]

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 […]