Hammersmith and Fulham CCG has joined the seven other CCGs in North West London and partners to work towards delivering an ambitious vision for transformed health and care across North West London. To support the delivery of this vision the eight North West London CCGs and NHS England (London) are working with member practices and relevant stakeholders to explore the opportunity to jointly commission primary care in North West London.
We see primary care co-commissioning as a way of delivering a number of benefits associated with current initiatives already underway in North West London. These include: improving patient care and experience; supporting greater investment and innovation in primary care; enabling consideration of new ways of investing; supporting the flexible deployment of resources; helping to enable a manageable workload, and promoting sustainable finances.
The area team within NHS England is now taking our expression of interest forward to the next stage of the assessment process and they have indicated we will hear from them shortly. As a region we are planning to continue our on-going engagement and exploration with stakeholders as we plan for how we will mobilise the next phase of work in readiness of feedback from NHS England.