Calderdale CCG

Integrated Care Board (Shadow) meeting on Tuesday 17 May 11am

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NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board ‘ Shadow’ Board meets in public, Tuesday 17 May 2022

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 westyorkshire.ics@nhs.net 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.

Partnership appoints non-executive independent members for new way of working

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West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), an integrated care system, has confirmed the appointments of non-executive independent members and local place committee chairs for the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Cathy Elliott Chair-Designate for the NHS West Yorkshire ICB

Following the passing of the Government’s Health and Care Bill on the 28 April, 42 integrated care boards across England will become statutory organisations on 1 July 2022, also replacing clinical commissioning groups. The appointments are part of bringing together a new board for a new statutory body for WY HCP. It will build on the successful work of the Partnership established in 2016 –  developing a shared vision for health and care services across the area and, most importantly, joining up services further for local people.

Appointments followed an open and transparent recruitment process which started in December 2021 with representatives from WY HCP and experts in equality, diversity, and inclusion. The successful three candidates for the Independent Non-executive Members for NHS West Yorkshire ICB are:

Jane Madeley: Independent Non-executive Member – Audit, Finance, and Innovation

Jane comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge for this role. Her current role is Chief Financial Officer at The University of Leeds. She has recently completed two terms as a member of the UK Research and Innovation Audit Committee and was recently appointed Chair of the Confederation of British Industry Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Council.

 Becky Malby: Independent Non-executive Member – Citizens and Future Generations

Becky has worked in every part of the NHS and has over 30 years’ experience of setting strategy and leading change with health and local government colleagues, citizens, community and voluntary sectors and academics, primarily from a base in universities, especially working with young people. Becky has an impressive background in volunteering with local organisations and leading on work committed to social justice and community building.

Bill McCarthy: Independent Non-executive Member – Quality and Workforce

Bill retired in July 2021 as NHS Regional Director in the North West following a long career which included spells as Chief Executive at the Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority and City of York Council, Director General in the Department of Health responsible for Health and Care Policy and Strategy, and Deputy Vice Chancellor and Hon Professor of Health Policy at the University of Bradford.

Alongside the independent non-executive members, WY HCP are supporting Haris Sultan, in a development role through the NHS national NExT director programme, with a placement focusing on young people and future generations. Haris’ work in health and social care started within West Yorkshire as Co-Founder of the Youth Board at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. Nationally Haris is Founder and Chair of the National Network of Youth Forums.

The process for the fourth non-executive integrated care board will complete in the coming weeks.

Central to the way WY HCP operates is the work of the local place partnerships covering Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District, with most decisions made locally, in support of local Health and Wellbeing Board priorities and multi-agency partnerships working in communities.

Each place will have a local integrated care committee which will agree an annual plan to deliver the health and wellbeing strategy across their area. The committees, made up of local health and care leaders, include independent people who do not work for health and care organisations. The committees will align priorities to the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and the existing West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Board.

Recent local appointments include:

  • Calderdale Cares Partnership Place-based Committee Independent Chair – John Mallalieu
  • Kirklees Health and Care Partnership Place-based Committee Independent Chair – Dr Liz Mear
  • Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership Place-based Committee Independent Chair – Dr Ann Carroll.

 Recruitment to Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership and Leeds Health and Care Partnership Place-based Committee Independent Chairs continues, with appointments expected soon.

Cathy Elliott, Chair-Designate for the NHS West Yorkshire ICB said: ‘I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Jane, Becky and Bill as independent non-executive members (designates) to the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and John, Liz and Ann as local place-based committee chairs, alongside Haris. These important appointments will further support our approach of putting communities at the centre of all thinking.  I’m looking forward to working closely with them all in their new role for the benefit of everyone living across West Yorkshire’.

Having an integrated care board and strong local people focused committees is WY HCP’s next step in making joined up care a reality for the people and communities it serves and colleagues.

The NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board CEO-Designate is Rob Webster CBE.

For more information about West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership visit wypartnership.co.uk

CCG Calderdale COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update – May 2022

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Calderdale Clinical Commissioning group would like to encourage everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others from coronavirus.

 

Latest data for Calderdale, up to 5th May 2022:

  • 427, 937 Vaccinations administered to date to Calderdale residents of which 117, 815 first Boosters/ 3rd doses
  • As of 5th May over 10, 000 spring boosters have been administered (the programme started on the 21 March), which is 50% of the eligible cohort.
  • Between 500 – 1,000 people come forward for their first or second dose every week in Calderdale. It’s never too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t had a first or second vaccination, or a booster, book an appointment or visit a walk-in clinic. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family, and friends against COVID-19. Book on the following website http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119.
  • People aged 75 and over, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed are eligible for a Spring booster vaccine. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their jab. If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible have a look at the NHS website http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119.
  • Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available to book on the NHS website or by calling 119. Read more: NHS COVID-19 vaccinations start for all 5 – 11 year olds – NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (calderdaleccg.nhs.uk)

Programme highlights

  • The Spring Campaign started on the 21 March to offer an additional Booster dose, to those most at risk. Calderdale are approximately halfway through completion of the campaign.
  • 30 out of 32 older people care homes have been visited to offer Spring Boosters.
  • Calderdale continue to offer appointments and walk-in availability to everyone eligible for their booster and anyone who wishes to get their first or second dose.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to those of you who have helped us to deliver over 2,000 conversations on our behalf, we couldn’t have delivered this engagement without you, which has helped to shape the programme. You can read the full report by clicking on the link below https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/download/experience-covid-vaccination/

Looking ahead

  • The JCVI and the local vaccination programme recognises the uncertainty around any future waves or variants of COVID-19. In Calderdale we are preparing for the Autumn campaign and possible surge vaccination against this uncertainty.
  • Remaining older people in care homes will receive their visit by 25th May 2022. Practices and Community Pharmacies visiting housebound patients over 75 years to administer Spring Boosters.
  • Further action being taken to improve uptake of people who are immunosuppressed.

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Calderdale Covid Vaccine Engagement Report March 2022

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NHS Calderdale CCG worked with partners in Calderdale (Healthwatch, Local Authority, and the Voluntary Sector) to understand the views and experiences of people living in Calderdale of the COVID vaccine.

We wanted to give people the opportunity to help influence how we shape the operational delivery of the vaccine delivery model in Calderdale and the messages we share; through understanding and learning what the public views are of the COVID vaccine and understanding any concerns or misinformation that people may have heard.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to those of you who have helped us to deliver over 2000 conversations on our behalf, we couldn’t have delivered this engagement without you.

You can read the full report by clicking on the link below https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/download/experience-covid-vaccination/

West Yorkshire Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups public meeting May 3rd

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The West Yorkshire Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will meet in public on Tuesday 3 May, 2022, 11am to 1pm. The Committee, which is part of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), has a shared health programme of work that aims to further improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.4 million people living across the area.

The meeting will be held virtually via digital technology.

The Committee has delegated powers from individual CCGs (Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield) to make collective decisions around specific work programmes, for example mental health, planned care, urgent care, and cancer.

A key part of their work involves sharing expertise and working closely with local councils, hospitals, care providers and voluntary community and social enterprise organisations – ensuring services are fit for the future.

The meeting on Tuesday the 3 May 2022 will discuss the harmonisation of commissioning policies across West Yorkshire.

Committee meetings held in public are filmed live and offer members of the public an opportunity to ask questions about agenda items.  As we are holding the meeting virtually via digital technology, we are taking a different approach to questions.

Members of the public are asked to email their questions to westyorkshire.ics@nhs.net before 5pm on Monday 2 May 2022. They can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions.

 We will then send members of the public a Microsoft Teams link to enable them to join the meeting for their question-and-answer item.

All questions submitted will be published on the Joint Committee webpage. The agenda and meeting papers can be accessed from Tuesday 26 April 2022 at:

https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/meetings/west-yorkshire-harrogate-joint-committee-ccgs

 The meeting can also be watched live via the same link.

CCG Calderdale COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update – April 2022

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Calderdale Clinical Commissioning group would like to encourage everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others from coronavirus.

 

Latest data for Calderdale, up to 31 March 2022

  • 446,400 Vaccinations administered to-date to Calderdale residents, of which 126,047 were first Boosters/3rd doses.
  • 95% booster uptake for eligible Cohorts 1-9 in Calderdale.
  • 1,327 Spring Booster doses given since the Campaign was launched on the 21 March
  • Key messages to share:
  • It’s never too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t had a first or second vaccination, or a booster, book an appointment or visit a walk-in clinic. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family, and friends against COVID-19.
  • People aged 75 and over, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed are now eligible for a Spring booster vaccine. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their jab. Read more: NHS begins Spring booster vaccinations this week – NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (calderdaleccg.nhs.uk)
  • Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available to book on the NHS website or by calling 119. Read more: NHS COVID-19 vaccinations start for all 5 – 11 year olds – NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) (calderdaleccg.nhs.uk)

Programme highlights

  • The Spring Campaign started on the 21 March to offer an additional Booster dose, around 6 months after the last vaccine dose to;
    • adults aged 75 years and over
    • residents in a care home for older adults
    • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed.
  • The roving vaccination team visited William Henry Smith School to vaccinate children and young people at higher risk. The team also administered more vaccines to our Asylum seeker community in Halifax.
  • Calderdale continue to offer appointments and walk-in availability to everyone eligible for their booster and anyone who wishes to get their first or second dose.
  • People who have been involved and supported the programme were thanked in March. If you have been involved in the programme and haven’t yet received your Thank You card, you can get one by contacting calccg.serviceimprovementccg@nhs.net
  • Looking ahead:
  • COVID-19 vaccinations for all children 5–11-years-old. National invitations are being sent to parents/ carers with a 5–11-year-old. This will be done in descending age order.
  • We are continually reviewing data and insight to shape the programme. To ensure no-one is left behind.
  • The JCVI and the local vaccination programme recognises the uncertainty around any future waves or variants of COVID-19. In Calderdale we are preparing for the Autumn campaign and possible surge vaccination against this uncertainty.

 

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Future NHS provide translated materials and vaccination consent forms

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The Future NHS website now provides translated materials page for the Covid Vaccine.

This includes UKHSA consent forms for vaccinating minors.

The consent forms have been translated into the following languages: French, Gujarati, Polish, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Punjabi, Farsi, Somali, Lithuanian, Nepalese, Portuguese, Spanish, Bengali, Turkish, Romanian, and Hebrew.

To access these you need to a be registered with NHS futures.

 

Future NHS is a useful resource, easy to use and very quick to register.

 

The entire UKHSA consent form collection can be downloaded from this hub here: Translated consent forms zip file

Alternatively, the individual forms are included from the Translated materials pages

Pop-up information and vaccination centre at Jubilee Children’s Centre March 15

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Jubilee Children’s Centre will be hosting a pop up information and vaccination clinic where you can get answers to all your questions regarding the available vaccines against coronavirus.

Vaccines will be available to anyone over 16 years, subject to medical history, time since last dose or last positive Covid-19 test result.

 

Details for all walk in vaccination centres can be found at www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab

Coronavirus Vaccination key messages from Calderdale CCG 07 March

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Calderdale Clinical Commissioning group would like to encourage everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others from coronavirus.

 

  • It’s never too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t had a first or second vaccination, or a booster, book an appointment or visit a walk-in clinic. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family, and friends against COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 vaccines can be given safely at any trimester of pregnancy.

Programme highlights

  • COVID-19 vaccination clinics for at-risk children aged 5–11-years-old have started.
  • The team visited Ravenscliffe School to vaccinate children and young people at higher risk.
  • Calderdale continue to offer appointments and walk-in availability to everyone eligible for their booster and anyone who wishes to get their first or second dose.

Looking ahead

  • This spring additional boosters will be given to the oldest and most vulnerable people who are at most risk from COVID-19. These people will have received their most recent vaccine dose in September or October 2021 and their resistance to the virus may now be lower. The JCVI advises that an additional booster should be offered to the following cohorts, around 6 months after the last vaccine dose:
    • adults aged 75 years and over
    • residents in a care home for older adults
    • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed.

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  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) have advised that smaller doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be administered to all children aged 5 to 11 years of age from April: Vaccination for 5-11 years old
  • The JCVI and the local vaccination programme recognises the uncertainty around any future waves or variants of COVID-19, and surge vaccination plans are being drawn up as a contingency.
  • The risks associated with COVID-19 is greatest during winter, so a further programme of vaccinations for those at who are at higher risk from COVID-19 will be announced for Autumn 2022.

 

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Coronavirus Vaccination key messages from Calderdale CCG 21 February

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Calderdale Clinical Commissioning group would like to encourage everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others from coronavirus.

 

  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations has recommended that COVID-19 vaccinations should be offered to all 5-11 year olds on a ‘non urgent’ basis. The NHS will develop plans to offer this from April. Details will be shared once confirmed, so please wait to hear rather than contacting your GP or other NHS service. http://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/2022/02/18/vaccinations-for-5-11-year-olds/
  • Young people aged 12-15 are urged to get their jab this half term at a local walk-in clinic – https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/2022/02/18/young-people-in-calderdale-urged-to-get-their-jab-this-half-term/
  • You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. Both doses and the booster give most people a high level of protection against COVID-19, even in people who have already been poorly with COVID-19.
  • There are lots of appointments and walk-in clinics available to get your vaccine in Calderdale.
  • Those who are severely immunosuppressed can walk-in to any site with a letter or if you are age 16+ can book their booster jabs using the National Booking Service
  • If you are pregnant or immunosuppressed, you can jump any queue at our walk-in clinics. Just talk to a member of staff when you arrive.

Programme highlights

  • Volunteers from Luddendenfoot Pharmacy vaccination clinic have donated to Overgate Hospice. (available on Twitter)
  • Covid vaccination clinics for those aged 5-11 year olds at risk have started.
  • The team visited the Basement Project (Addiction recovery service) to talk about the vaccine and gave vaccinations
  • Calderdale continue to offer appointments and walk-in availability to everyone eligible for their booster and anyone who wishes to get their first or second dose.
  • Practices and CHFT are identifying and inviting all those who are severely immunosuppressed and immunosuppressed (for household contacts) for their third or fourth dose of vaccine.

Looking ahead

  • Continue to work with our communities to co-produce vaccination clinics, in conjunction with trusted local community members where uptake could be better.
  • Offer boosters to remaining housebound and care home residents who were unable to get the vaccine at first or second visit or due to recent outbreak.
  • Weekly briefings will move to bi-weekly briefings.

 

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