As we continue to progress our partnership working through the Integrated Care System (ICS) arrangements, we also continue to work with other local partners to ensure that we are providing a joined up approach to delivering health care in our communities for our patients.

Many of you will be aware that we are part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaboration of all the acute hospital trusts in West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to give patients access to the best treatment, facilities and health care professionals.

We have also created a Partnership Board with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (MYHT) to put our relationship with them on a more formal footing as we work together on a number of projects to improve the access to healthcare in the Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield (CKW) footprint.

One of the areas we have been working to develop is the delivery of non-surgical oncology services. Colleagues from both CHFT and MYHT have been working closely to identify ways in which we can all deliver care that is equitable, reliable, accessible and of the highest quality at all locations. A framework for a new target operating model (TOM) has been developed with the input of many clinical and non-clinical colleagues from both trusts. We will now be fully exploring the proposed changes detailed in the TOM to ensure that it will ultimately deliver the desired outcomes and provide the right level of care for all our cancer patients.

As we develop the new ways of working and progress the partnership between the trusts we will share more details and success stories with you about the new model of working and how it is benefitting our staff and patients.

For more information, please contact Jules Hoole on