The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups in NW London (Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Central London, West London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and Ealing) operate under a single leadership structure and the new Accountable Officer, Mark Easton, took up his post on 1 June 2018. We work together on a range of programmes to improve the quality of health services and share a number of support services to help deliver effective and efficient commissioning.
Whilst CCGs will continue as the sovereign statutory body, making decisions and commissioning services which are specific to their local area, we have now taken this further with the development of a Joint Committee of the CCGs. This will allow us to look at issues and challenges which cross borough and CCG boundaries and which are more effectively planned and commissioned across a wider area. A good example is acute care, where we are commissioning from hospitals which serve many boroughs.