The NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) will meet as a ‘shadow’ board in public on Tuesday 17 May 2022, at 11am. The board, which is part of West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), works together to join up health and care services, to improve the health and wellbeing of 2.4million people living across the area and to reduce health inequalities.
The board won’t be established formally, and all its members confirmed until 1 July 2022. It is meeting in ‘shadow’ to support the preparations for the ICB ready for when it becomes a statutory body from the 1 July.
The ICB, as an organisation, will replace clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and build on the successful work of WY HCP organisations.
The new ICB organisation will be led by Chief Executive-Designate, Rob Webster CBE and governed by the board. The board has an Independent Chair-Designate Cathy Elliott – who does not work for a health or care organisation, to ensure decisions are fair and transparent. It will also have four other non-executive independent members. Together with Healthwatch, these members will ensure a strong independent voice, and that the views of local people are heard.
The board will also include members from WY HCP’s five local places (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District) and will include ICB Director-Designates for Finance, Nursing, People, a ICB Medical Director-Designate and Designate-Director of Strategy and Partnerships. Other members of the board will include representation from:
- NHS acute hospitals, mental health and community health service providers
- Directors of public health
- Local councils
- Primary medical services providers
- Voluntary, community and social enterprises.
Although the board will agree a plan for health and care services in West Yorkshire, most of the decisions about spending and services will be made locally in the five local places. A key part of the board’s work involves sharing expertise and working closely with local councils, hospitals, care providers and voluntary community and social enterprise organisations – ensuring services deliver the best care possible to meet people’s needs.
The meeting on the 17 May 2022 will discuss the 2022/23 NHS Operational Plan and will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.
All shadow board and future meetings will be held in public, filmed live, and will offer people and communities an opportunity to ask questions about agenda items.
People are asked to email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before 11am on Monday 16 May 2022. They can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions. They will then receive a Microsoft Teams link so they can join the meeting for their question-and-answer item.
All questions submitted will be published on the integrated care board webpage.
The agenda and meeting papers can be accessed from Tuesday teatime, 10 May 2022 at https://bit.ly/37jvm1f The meeting can also be watched live via the same link.