In the NHS in North West London, we are making sure that patients and the public are at the heart of everything we do.
In order to ensure that our residents have rapid access to the health and care services they need, we need to have clear leadership, a strong clinical and patient voice and to operate as efficiently as possible.
The NHS and its partners have a long history of working together in NW London and the eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are now planning to progress this further with a single leadership structure and a Joint Committee, as there are some decisions which are better taken together, once.
We recognise the importance of local engagement and decision making and each CCG will continue as a sovereign statutory body, making decisions and commissioning services which are specific to their local area, such as primary care.
However, whilst there are local needs which must always be understood and addressed, the NHS in NW London wants to reduce variation in patient care and experience no matter where you live in the region. There are some issues and challenges which cross borough and CCG boundaries and which are more effectively planned and commissioned across multiple boroughs.
The Joint Committee is held in public so anyone is welcome to attend. At the end of the meeting, there will be 30 minutes for questions from the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed on our website. Full details and papers of the meeting will be available here.