Supporting clinical decision making at the point of care

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  • RSS Review Q3 2018/19 An options appraisal process has been carried out looking at any alternative options to further improve referral processes, support clinical decision making and improve the quality of patient care and patient experience, reflecting the following principles: · Supported by clinicians locally;
  • Demonstrable Value for Money;
  • Interoperability with existing systems wherever possible;
  • Sustainable solution(s) that can be responsive to changing needs; and
  • Effective implementation and on-going support.

As an outcome of this option appraisal both North Kirklees and Wakefield CCGs have agreed that the 4 elements of the current RSS model are not sustainable and that a more cost effective model should be taken forward. As A result, this OSCAR Website will remain active for the time being, however, none of the content will be updated.

Disclaimer: The majority of the content is now out of date and should be used with caution.

  • The TRISH service closed to referrals on Friday 29th March
  • The TRISH service closed to phone calls on Friday 5th April

For any queries regarding the closure of the service please contact or call

Lesley Chin on 07766 905859

Warm Homes Fund
  • The Council has recently launched a new scheme that provides 'first time' gas central heating. Households that are currently using electric storage heaters, coal central heating or room fires may be eligible. The Warm Homes Fund is part of the Council's work to help local residents be warm and healthy in their homes and help reduce the risk of fuel poverty. Work is underway to promote and raise awareness of the scheme so that as many households benefit as possible. Staff are encouraged to spread the word about this new scheme and leaflets and posters are available to promote the Warm Homes Fund and can be sent out on request. The Warm Homes Fund is available for a limited time only.
  • To apply call the Energy Team in Strategic Housing on 01924 305887 or email Further information is available at
Money Smart
  • Launched in September, Money Smart is a new Council initiative that provides a package of advice and support to help local residents save money and maximise their income. Residents can benefit from a range of advice and support, which includes: help to better manage their money and debt, energy advice and grants to improve home energy efficiency, benefit support to check for unclaimed benefits, fuel bill switching and support with training to get back in to work or get a better job. This initiative is a key part of the Council's work to reduce the risk of poverty and improve incomes. Money Smart is a free service and available now. Staff are encouraged to spread the word and leaflets and posters are available to promote Money Smart and can be sent out on request.
  • To apply call the Money Smart Team on 01924 307272 or email Further information is available at
SystmOne - Weight Management Referral Form
  • The Weight Management Referral form can be found using a name search or via the folder structure. It is named Weight Management Referral (Wakefield). To find it within the structure, go to the group (folder) named CHKW Integrated Word. The form sits under this group in the category named Wakefield Council.
Health Optimisation Update (North Kirklees)