PATIENTS are to have more say on who provides their care.
Residents who live in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield will have more choice on community based services.
As part of a Government initiative to offer more choice, people will be allowed to choose from a list of NHS approved providers.
During September and October, the newly formed Primary Care Trust cluster which consist of NHS Kirklees, NHS Calderdale and NHS Wakefield District asked the public which services they would like to see more choice in.
A spokeswoman for Commissioning and Service Development for the Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield cluster said: “You may be aware that the three PCTs in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield have come together to form a ‘cluster’.
“We are known as NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District.
“Some of the services chosen by the survey respondents are across all three PCTs and some are local to a particular PCT.”
She said based on the response of the survey and on a benefits appraisal carried out by the cluster and the emerging Clinical Commissioning group, the following services will be open to any qualified provider:
l Adult hearing services
l Diagnostic tests closer to home.
The CCGs are groups of GPs who will be responsible for commissioning healthcare services in April, 2013.
They are already overseeing some healthcare services in conjunction with the PCTs.