NHS North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a clinically led organisation responsible for planning, buying and monitoring most of the health services used by our residents.
Formed on 1 April 2021, it covers the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Kesnington & Chelsea and Westminster. Two of our borough based teams are not coterminous with borough boundaries with West London including Queen's Park and Paddington in Westminster and Central London covering the rest of Westminster.
What are CCGs?
CCGs are local, clinically led, statutory NHS bodies. They are membership organisations, whose members, in the case of the North West London CCG, are all the GP practices that serve the eight boroughs. We are led by a governing body made up of local GPs drawn from across our boroughs, other clinicians, executives and lay members.
Responsible for planning and paying for most health care services local people use, we make decisions about health services based on the feedback we receive from patients and carers, patient experiences, and the involvement of local people on our committees and Governing Body. This ensures the services we purchase and re-design are those services North West London residents tell us they need.
CCGs ensure that local people can access the best possible care from the services commissioned on their behalf. This involves assessing local needs and prioritising the use of funding with our partners, including local authorities, hospitals, community and primary care services. This is an ongoing process and CCGs are expected to monitor the care provided, as well as respond and adapt to changing local circumstances. In doing so, CCGs are responsible for commissioning to improve the health of their entire population.
North West London CCG has an ambitious agenda for improving health services and working across the NHS and social care as part of the NW London Health and Care Partnership. The Single CCG merged into a single body in April 2021, supporting the development of a new Integrated Care Partnership across health and social care in NW London.
We want to create an integrated health and care system that works together to maximise benefits for all residents and staff:
- giving every child and family the best start in life and continuing to support people to deliver healthy lives
- making sure there is care and support when residents need it
- and for those who need to be in hospital ensuring they receive high quality care and spend the appropriate time there.
We are committed to delivering sustainable improvements to health and wellbeing outcomes and to reduce health and care inequalities.
We also want consistency of outcomes and the highest achievable quality of care for every one of our 2 million-plus residents, along with rewarding working conditions for the thousands of staff working in our health and care services.