NHS Kirklees is the NHS organisation responsible for all health services delivered in the local community across the whole of Kirklees. We are the custodians of the NHS in Kirklees and this is reflected in our name.
We are responsible for improving the health and well being of local people and making sure that NHS services are in place to meet their needs.
We commission – that is plan and pay for – services from others, including GPs, dentists, pharmacists, opticians, voluntary organisations and local and specialist hospitals. We are accountable for making sure these services are accessible, high quality and safe.
We have the same boundaries as Kirklees Council and we both organise our work across the same seven localities. These are:
- Batley, Birstall and Birkenshaw
- Spen Valley (Cleckheaton, Liversedge and Heckmondwike)
- Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton (Shepley, Skelmanthorpe)
- Valleys (Holmfirth, Meltham, Honley, Marsden and Slaithwaite)
We have a statutory duty to carry out a strategic needs assessment with the local authority. Working with Kirklees Council’s adult, children and young people’s services we use this assessment to develop our services and plan for the years ahead.
An important part of our job is to develop and work in partnership with other key statutory stakeholders including Kirklees Council, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Other partners include the community and voluntary sector. We are all working together to make sure the health services you need are right for you.
Our population is around 400,000 but projections show a significant increase to 450,000 by 2029. A significant factor is our large and increasing black and minority ethnic population which is mainly Asian.
There are 74 general practices in the area with a total of 241 family doctors, 59 dental practices, 88 pharmacies and 42 opticians, as well as hospitals within its boundaries.
NHS Kirklees employs more than 1,200 staff.
NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District PCT Cluster
NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) became a Cluster in June 2011. Each PCT is still a statutory organisation in its own right, but all three are managed by a single Board which came into being on 1 October 2011.
Mike Potts has been appointed as Chief Executive for the Cluster whilst Angela Monaghan has been appointed as the Cluster Chair.
Each PCT will remain accountable until all PCTs are abolished in 2013.
The Board meets monthly in different venues across the Cluster. Board directors can be found