ICS and STP Leader Network

Podcast | Financial reform: a day in Bradford


10 / 03 / 2020

Gain an insight into how financial and other reforms in Bradford are making a difference to system partners, staff and residents in the West Yorkshire city.


In Bradford, local partners are doing things differently, including their approach to financial reform of the health and care system.The partners in Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership know that being financially robust is vital to improving people’s lives.

The area, like many other health and care systems, faces huge financial challenges along with rising demand at the same time that budgets remain tight. In this area, compared to others in the country, things can be unequal in health and with the variety of care and support people receive. But the Bradford area i tackling all of this head on through embracing integration. 

In this podcast, listen to system leaders discuss the approach and get the views of service users on how collaborative working is making a tangible difference.

Hear from Bradford residents and staff including:

  • James Drury, Programme Director, Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership 
  • Helen Hirst, Chief Officer, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG/Bradford City CCG and Bradford Districts CCG
  • John Holden, Director of Strategy and Deputy Chief Executive at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gina Rowlands, Managing Director, Bevan Healthcare CIC

You can find out more in this in-depth case study: Financial reform as an enabler of change in Bradford.


Thanks to the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), who recorded this podcast.

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