Westminster City Council and Central London CCG are leading the creation of a local care system that is more fully integrated and accountable for people’s health and wellbeing outcomes. This is being done in partnership with other organisations and stakeholders across the borough.
As has been described in the North West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan and the local Primary Care Strategy, this will be achieved through an integrated care system based on the approach of ‘One system, One budget, Better outcomes’. Similarly, the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2017-2022 explains the local commitment to an ‘integrated and collaborative health and care system’.
Implementing integrated care in Westminster is an extension of the transformation of care that has taken place over the past three years. This started with greater collaboration across general practice and other care teams through the village system. This village working has seen groups of professionals come together for the benefit of people in the community. Further integration and better coordination is now gaining pace through the formation of Primary Care Homes, which will enable more formal working between practices as well as much greater collaboration with the full range of health and care services that support local residents. Integrated care, through a Multispeciality Community Provider (MCP), is the culmination of this process and brings together care provided outside of hospital into a more integrated and person-centred system.
This process recognises primary care as the bedrock of care in the NHS and the role it plays in transforming people’s outcomes and experiences by integrating a wide range of health and care services.
This context is described more fully in the local commissioning plan for integrated care.
The Westminster Partnership Board for Health and Care will fulfil two primary functions in driving this work forward:
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Members of the public are invited to Westminster Partnership Board for Health and care. Meetings take place on a monthly basis.
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