Harrow CCG works with a number of partners to improve the health and wellbeing of Harrow residents.
The Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon Federation of CCGs
Harrow CCG works in a federation with Brent CCG and Hillingdon CCG. Working in a federation means we can share senior posts, which saves on management costs. The CCGs work closely together on issues that affect all three CCGs, as well as sharing knowledge and experience on specific projects.
Shared teams support the three CCGs in key areas including quality, performance and finance, working alongside the local management teams to ensure our strategic objectives are achieved.
The North West London Collaboration of CCGs
We are part of the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, which includes eight CCGs (Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Central London, West London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and Ealing). 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.
Harrow CCG works closely with Harrow Council on health and social care issues. Our close relationship is more important than ever as we move towards delivery of the Better Care Fund (BCF), which is a single pooled budget to support health and social care services to work more closely together in local areas.
The Health and Wellbeing Board at Harrow Council is a statutory committee of the council. The board brings together representatives from the council, the CCG and community organisations to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Harrow's population. The board is responsible for producing a joint health and wellbeing strategy.
There is no major acute hospital located in the borough of Harrow so Harrow residents mainly use Northwick Park Hospital in Brent provided by London North West Health Care NHS Trust.
Community services are largely provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) and mental health services for the borough are commissioned from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Healthwatch Harrow is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Harrow. It ensures that the voice of consumers and those who use services reach the ears of the people and organisations that commission health and social care services in Harrow.