Our Partnerships

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust actively engages in work at a national, regional and local level. We collaborate with other organisations across a range of systems, networks and partnerships to deliver better care.

Many of our services are provided in partnership with local third sector organisations, GPs and primary care, and other statutory organisations such as NHS healthcare providers, local authorities and the police.

We have developed effective partnerships to improve how people access crisis services. This includes the development of a new Crisis Assessment Unit, liaison work with the police, and work alongside the third sector to improve crisis support.  We also have a partnership with Forward Leeds to deliver better outcomes for people needing support with alcohol and drug issues.

The Trust’s work mainly sits within the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Integrated Care System (ICS – see below).

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership is also known as an integrated care system (ICSs).  The Partnership was formed in 2016 and is made up of the NHS, councils, care providers, hospices, Healthwatch, voluntary community social enterprises (VCSE) and communities.

By working together with the people who live and work locally, we are able to build a picture of our Partnership from a local perspective, taking a place based approach that seeks to highlight the strengths, capacity and knowledge of all those involved. Our Partnership is the servant of place, with each bringing different, unique perspectives and strengths to the way we work.

For more information about them visit: https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/about/our-partners/proud-to-be-a-partnership

West Yorkshire Mental health, learning disability and autism collaborative

This work is part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s commitment to improving the lives and addressing inequalities of our population by working in collaboration across the system. At the core of this work is our aim to achieve a 10% reduction in the gap in life expectancy between people with mental ill-health, learning disabilities and autism, and the general population by 2024.

For more information visit: https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/our-priorities/mental-health

Leeds Academic Health Partnership

We are a founding partner of the Leeds Academic Health Partnership, comprising all of the city’s NHS organisations, three universities and Leeds City Council, as well as regional and third sector members.

Leeds Academic Health Partnership works to solve some of the city’s hardest health and care challenges, by uniting our city’s academic strengths with those of the health and care system and industry partners to accelerate the adoption of innovation.

Read Leeds Academic Health Partnership’s new 2021 report: Think big, start small, scale fast

For more information and to subscribe to the Partnership’s ebulletins, visit: www.leedsacademichealthpartnership.org