Leeds Operational Winter Group Established

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Leeds operational winter group established in response to health and care system pressures

This is the first message from the newly established Operational Winter Group to all staff working in the health and care system in Leeds, including  voluntary and community groups, as well as NHS and Leeds City Council colleagues.

The Operational Winter Group was set up earlier this month in an effort for us all to work collectively to prepare for and manage winter.

The group, made up of representatives from across health and care partners in the city, meets weekly on a Thursday morning to reflect on current pressures and proactively seek solutions for of anticipated system issues.

The group wants to ensure that everyone who supports the health and care system in Leeds understands what is being done to prepare for winter this year.

Feedback from staff across all our respective organisations shows that you want to find out more about the wider system pressures and what is being done to support you and your teams.

The group is committed to providing a weekly update from its meetings highlighting actions being undertaken and where you might be able to help them.

Their approach is very much based on the following three key areas:

  • Maintaining people’s health and wellbeing at home
  • Care and support when people experience a crisis
  • Supporting people when they leave hospital

These three key areas are taken from the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) beyond barriers report looking at how services are working together to support and care for people aged 65 and over.

Although the report looks at care for people aged 65 and over, they feel the three areas above neatly cover the remit of the group.

Details about the operational winter group and its membership will be made available online.

Should you have any queries please email Debra Taylor Tate, Head of Unplanned Care at NHS Leeds CCG: d.taylor-tate@nhs.net

Members of the operational winter group want to acknowledge the hard work that people put in last winter, often going over and beyond and we appreciate your ongoing support this year.

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2018-11-13T13:26:56+00:00 8th November 2018|0 Comments

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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