How we work collaboratively 

Our CCG works with a number of different organisations across the Bradford area and nationally.

These include other CCGs, the health and wellbeing board and NHS England. You can find more information about how we work collaboratively with these organisations below.

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Working with other CCGs

Bradford City CCG and Bradford Districts CCG work closely together and share some of the same functions and responsibilities. We also work closely with NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG.

All three CCGs have collaborative arrangements in place to strengthen joint working across all three CCG areas for the benefit of our local communities. We work together to secure the best possible integrated and effective services for people in Bradford and Airedale. Much of this collaboration is on a day-to-day basis. However, the CCGs do also meet on a monthly basis to consider decisions that need to be made collectively.

We also work with other CCGs in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate area through the West Yorkshire Commissioning Collaborative, known as Healthy Futures. This means that we can make collective decisions on the planning, procurement and review of services where it is clear that there are cross boundary issues to be addressed and there clear benefits to be achieved. Recent work has focused on stroke, cancer, urgent and emergency care and paediatrics, as well as considering the strategic review of children’s services. 

You can find more information about how our CCG collaborates with other commissioners in our annual report.

Health and wellbeing board

The Bradford and Airedale health and wellbeing board (HWB) brings together key people from across the health and care system. It provides a single place for partners to work together to shape and improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.

The HWB approved our five year strategy and will continue to oversee its implementation by encouraging broader integration across health, adults and children’s social care and public health.

Some specific responsibilities are delegated to the HWB such as approval of the Better Care Fund, a local single pooled budget to encourage the NHS and local government to work more closely together around people, placing their wellbeing as the focus of health. The HWB also participated in a peer review session where members of other boards across the country spent time considering how it could improve on the way it works.

Integration and change board

The integration and change board (ICB) is a group of senior leaders from across health and social care. They are accountable to the Bradford Health and Wellbeing Board for securing the delivery of a sustainable health and social care system within our area.

The ICB is responsible for implementing the vision and direction set out in our five year strategy as well as developing this strategy for the area. It has also been concentrating on new models of care to support improvement, integration and transformation of services for the future. This has included successfully becoming a national vanguard site for a new model of care – enhanced health in care homes. Each of these sites will act as a blueprint for the future NHS.  

NHS England

Collaboration between NHS England and CCGs is built on a common purpose, achieving the vision of high quality care for all, now and for future generations. Our common goal is to secure the best outcomes for our patients and communities.

We also work with NHS England to open up routes for our CCG to innovate in the way we choose to deliver health and care in our area, through national programmes of work, such as the Diabetes Prevention Programme.

The other important ways in which we collaborate with NHS England include their role in assuring our CCG, support and development of, and co-commissioning.

Sustainability and transformation partnership

In December 2015, the national NHS outlined a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are built around the needs of local populations.

To do this, every health and care system in England was asked to produce a sustainability and transformation plan (STP). This plan shows how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years to deliver on the national Five Year Forward View

We have worked with local health and care partners, including Bradford Districts CCG and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG to develop a local STP for Bradford and Craven. You can take a look at the STP for Bradford and Craven here. Our Bradford and Craven STP forms part of the West Yorkshire wide STP. 

Click here to read the West Yorkshire STP.

You can read more about the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP on their website here and on their YouTube channel here

You can read more about STPs on the NHS England website

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - joint committee of the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups

In November 2016 West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (also known as the STP) published a draft plan for the area.  You can read this here

This plan describes how health and care organisations, including the clinical commissioning groups will work together on the three aims of the Five Year Forward View:

  • To improve the health of people
  • Provide better care
  • Ensure financial sustainability. 

It was developed in partnership with and is owned by health care organisations and local councils across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. 

The Joint Committee for the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in West Yorkshire and Harrogate (WY&H) is part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. It has a shared health programme of work that aims to further improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.6 million people living across the area.

The Committee has joint delegated powers from individual CCGs to make collective decisions around specific work programmes, for example mental health, urgent care and stroke.

A key part of the work involves sharing expertise and working closely with local councils, hospitals, care providers and voluntary and community organisations - ensuring services are fit for the future in a challenging financial environment. 

The Joint Committee meets in public every other month. To register your interest in attending these meetings please email or call 01924 317502. You can also find out more about the Joint Committee or ask a question about agenda items on the website at

Further information about the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership is available at


360° stakeholder survey

We aim to have a strong relationship with our stakeholders to allow us to make the best possible commissioning decisions. The 360° stakeholder survey allows our stakeholders to feedback to our CCG on how that relationship is going.

The information provided by these surveys helps our organisational development, informs our decisions and evaluates our progress.  It also allows us to see whether the relationships we have with our stakeholders continue to be central to the effective commissioning of services and improves quality and outcomes for our population.

You can see the results of our most recent 360° survey here.

Previous survey results can be found in our archive.