Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is welcoming members of the public to its Board meeting, which takes place on Thursday 27 September at its headquarters in New Mill, Saltaire.

The monthly Board meetings are an opportunity for people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven to learn more about the work of the organisation and its wider involvement in improving healthcare across the region.

This month, the Board will be sharing the knowledge and experiences of Trust staff who have been appointed to the Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Senate. The Clinical Senate is a group of clinical experts, from all levels of healthcare from hospital consultants to community nurses, who along with social care workers, patients and carers, provide expert impartial advice to healthcare organisations that are planning to make changes to their services. The senate takes into account the impact that changes will have on service users, as well as the benefits, which ensures that any changes will be in patients’ best interests.

Two Care Trust staff members, Rebecca Bentley, Acting Head of Nursing, and Cathy Wright, Allied Health Professionals Lead, have both been appointed to the Senate. At the Board meeting members of the public will be able to learn more about their experiences and how it will benefit healthcare services.

The Board will also share an update on the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. The partnership is made up of a group of NHS organisations including hospital and community care providers, local councils, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), voluntary and community groups from across the region as well as other healthcare organisations.

The purpose of the Health and Care Partnership is for organisations to work together to improve the way care is delivered across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, ensuring everyone receives healthcare that is appropriate to their needs, no matter where they live. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust will be considering the draft Memorandum of Understanding, pledging its commitment to the Health and Care Partnership.

The Trust’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Paul Hogg, said: “This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for members of the public to learn more, not just about our organisation, but about the way healthcare is being provided and developed across our region to meet individuals’ needs. We are constantly striving to deliver excellent care, and our involvement in both the Clinical Senate and the Health and Care Partnership provides new opportunities for us to learn and share best practice with our colleagues in our partner organisations.”

The Board meeting will take place on Thursday 27 September, 1:30pm until 4:00pm at New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire BD18 3LD.