Better Care


Over the coming years NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and other partner organisations will be working closer together to transform the way health and care is delivered to patients by bringing services closer together.

Watch the film that was made at our conference in July 2015.

Click the image on the left to view our conference feedback report.

Sam's Story

Too often we see care that is uncoordinated, leaving people going in and out of hospital because somewhere in the system their care has broken down.

Our aim is to make health and social care services work together to provide better support at home and earlier treatment in the community to prevent people needing urgent care in hospital or early admission into care homes.

Click here to watch Sam’s story showing how health and social care services will work better together in the future.


Keeping you informed

Issued on behalf of all partner organisations, our Better Care Stakeholder Bulletins

are aimed at keeping people up to date with our progress:


Our Plan for Better Care (including Easy Read)

We have been working closely with patients, carers, members of the public and health and social care professionals to develop our plan (vision) to get the best health and social care services for people in the East Riding.  In September 2014 our Better Care Plan was assessed by NHS England and placed in the ‘Approved with support’ category. This recognises the excellent working being done in partnership to enhance local services and improve the lives of people in our community.

Our Plan looks at 4 main things:

  • People to have more power and control over their own health and care - Health and social care services will support this work.  They will help people to think about their health and care needs and offer support and services to help people know how to stay well.
  • Services to be run in the local community - More health and social care services will be run in the local community.  We will set up Hubs to help this happen.  A Hub might be a building where health and social care services are based or lots of buildings where health and social care services work closely together.
  • Health and social care services to work closely together locally through a Hub so they know what people need - Local Hubs will break down barriers so that people get the service they need at the time they need it, not just when they are in crisis.
  • Hospital services with expert help to work alongside community services - Only people who have complex health and care needs or ill patients who need expert help and advice will use hospital services. 

Further information (including Easy Read)