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West Yorkshire ICS

Making a Collective Difference to People’s Lives, Improving Quality and Efficiency of Services

The ICS acts at scale, allowing it to, for example, attempt to reach 200,000 people through its Learning Disabilities Challenge. The Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub supports over 100,000 sector colleagues, providing over 850 staff with one-to-one therapy and wellbeing support. It is also further targeting support to maternity staff in response to the Ockenden report.

The Children, Young People, Families Programme is developing a needs assessment, identifying the biggest issues for young people. The programme is co-chaired by a council director. Another example is seen in the approach across six acute hospitals (WYAAT) which seeks solutions to reduce waiting lists. “There was clear evidence of relationships that had been established over a number of years,” said judges. “The trust and respect that system leaders had for each other and the authenticity of the ‘in it together’ ethos shone through. The genuine leadership, strong collaboration and demonstrable outcomes act as a leading light for all ICSs across the country.”

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Highly commended: Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership - Mental Health Programme, Focusing on Maternal Mental Health/ Integrated Care Framework for Children and Young People


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