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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership



The Partnership Board will provide the formal strategic leadership for the Partnership. Under the Health and Care Act, it is responsible for agreeing an integrated care strategy to address the broad health and social care needs of the population of West Yorkshire, including determinants of health such as employment, environment, and housing issues. The Integrated Care Board and partner local authorities must have regard to this strategy when making decisions, commissioning and delivering services.


In addition to its statutory role, the Partnership Board will continue to support place-based partnerships and coalitions with community partners which are well-placed to act on the wider determinants of health in local areas. The Board will bring together the statutory and non-statutory interests of places. It will provide oversight for all Partnership business, and a forum to make decisions and recommendations together as Partners on matters which neither impact on the statutory responsibilities of individual organisations nor have been delegated formally to a collaborative forum.


The Partnership Board has no formal delegated powers from the organisations in the Partnership. The Partnership Board will work by building agreement with leaders across Partner organisations to drive action around a shared direction oftravel.


Members of the Partnership Board will provide the formal leadership for the Partnership. More detail of the role and responsibilities of the Partnership Board and its members can be found in the terms of reference on our website: https://www.wypartnership.co.uk/application/files/4516/6189/5506/33-22_Partnership_Boards_Terms_of_Reference.pdf


Meetings/Time Commitment

4 half-day meetings per year – currently half of the meetings are to be held in person, half online.



Membership includes Chairs of Health and Wellbeing Board of each Place in West Yorkshire and a second elected member of each Council.


Contact information

Stacey Fleming, Governance Manager Email: westyorkshireics.committees@nhs.net

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