Clinical commissioning groups have been set up to work closely with other organisations involved in health and social care. This is to ensure that together we achieve the best health outcomes for local people.
We work with a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations involved in commissioning and providing care.
Borough of Harrow
Harrow CCG works closely with the Borough of Harrow on health and social care issues.
From 1 April 2013, the London Borough of Harrow was given a new duty to improve the health of Harrow. The public health team that was previously based in the local NHS Primary Care Trust moved over to the council, but the CCG continues to work closely with them.
Our close relationship with the council 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 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.
The health and wellbeing of local people is a key priority for the council, and are committed to working with partners in the health and voluntary sectors to promote, protect and improve health and wellbeing across the area.
The refresh of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment presents a significant body of evidence on the health and social care needs of local residents.
Healthwatch works closely with the CCG to raise awareness among commissioners, providers and other agencies about the importance of engaging with communities. Find out more about the role of Healthwatch.
The CCG also works closely with a range of providers of healthcare services:
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is our provider of mental health services
Our main provider of community healthcare services is London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.