From the 1 April 2021, the eight Clinical Commissioning Groups in North West London will form one organisation, a key step towards an Integrated Care System in this part of London.
The role of the North West London Clinical Commissioning Group will be to work together with ICS partners to plan, deliver and improve health and care for local people and develop Primary Care Networks across the eight boroughs.
Jo Ohlson, Accountable Officer for NW London CCG says;
“We strongly believe forming a single CCG is the right thing for our residents. We will focus on equity of access to services, outcomes and reducing health inequalities. The pandemic has been challenging for the NHS but it has also fostered innovation and collaboration in the health and care system.
“Joining together as a single CCG will formalise and support this new way of working not just in the NHS, but with our partners in local authorities and the voluntary and community sector too.”
The transition comes following a consultation period with all eight CCG Governing bodies who voted in favour of the move, as well as discussions with staff, GP members, local authorities, provider trusts and Healthwatch organisations.
Ohlson continues, “working as a single organisation will enable us to better tackle our biggest challenges together in the NHS; the recovery of services following the pandemic, reducing health inequalities and better joining up care to improve the patient experience for local people.
“Our biggest successes in the NHS arise when we work together with local residents and patients to shape services, and we will continue to work closely with our local communities going forward.”
For more information visit www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk.