AIREDALE NHS Foundation Trust and the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust feature in a new report which recognises the social impact NHS organisations are having in communities across the country.

The report - Leadership: Tackling Health Inequalities - sets out activities and projects that are having a direct impact on patients and communities.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust promotes internships for those with a learning disability and has committed to using its procurement system for a positive social impact.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust offered special vaccination programmes during the pandemic for people with a disability to improve equal access to its services and runs a mentoring scheme to enable staff to progress in their careers.

The report was produced by former public health minister Rt Hon Anne Milton and the Purpose Health Coalition.

Anne Milton said: “This report highlights some superb work we have seen from NHS organisations who are having a positive social impact on the communities that they serve. 

“We want to make sure that everyone, wherever they live, has the same and equal access to the health and care services, and can benefit from the improved opportunities and life chances that will result.”

To read the report visit