If you are keen to understand more about plans for health and social care in Calderdale, you might be interested to look at the Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Calderdale. You can download a copy of the report.

Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups

This plan has been developed by leaders in the NHS and local Council, working together with the Health and Wellbeing Board, and highlights a vision for the future of health and care in Calderdale. The plan tries to address three key gaps:

The Health and Wellbeing gap – some people have poorer health than others, and that is often linked to deprivation. In Calderdale, if you live in the most deprived areas, you can expect that you life will be 9 years shorter than someone in the least deprived area. The plan will try to narrow that life expectancy gap.

The Care and Quality gap – there is not always high enough quality services to meet people’s health needs. The plan aims to improve the quality of health and care services, to improve people’s experience of services, and the outcomes of interventions with their health.

The Productivity and Finance gap – in Calderdale, health and social care professionals forecast a combined health and social care finance gap of £100m by 2021/22. That means that if services were to stay as they are, then the Clinical Commissioning Group and Adult Social Care would be £100m short of the funding they need. The plan looks at how these financial challenges can be addressed.

Development of this plan is ongoing, and if you have views that you would like to share about the draft plan, then we would be interested to hear them. Any comments will be fed back to the Health and Wellbeing Board, so they can consider them whilst discussing the plan.

If you would like to share your views about what is included in the document, you can send your comments to us through our contact form or by email to info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk.