28 May 2019
The eight clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in North West London – the bodies that commission health services for local people – are considering merging into a single organisation.
The North West London Collaboration of CCGs has today published a case for change, setting out why a single organisation could enable quicker decisions, greater efficiency and more resources being freed up for patient care rather than administrative costs.
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We hope our newsletter @HealthierNWLondon will help keep you up-to-date with the work going on across the NW London health and care partnership and the North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Pharmacists can advise you on a range of conditions like sore throats, coughs and colds, tummy troubles and emergency contraception. Seeing a pharmacist is often the best first step for minor health concerns, and they can provide one-to-one, confidential consultations.
If you need medical help fast, but it’s not a life-threatening situation, call NHS 111. In an emergency, you should dial 999 or go to A&E.
Hillingdon CCG's next Governing Body meeting will take place on Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 12.30pm at Boundary House, Cricket Field Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1QG. Meeting papers are available to download here.
NHS Hillingdon CCG invites anyone with an interest in local healthcare services to attend their Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and to look ahead to the priorities and challenges for the coming year.
The AGM is being held at Brunel University, Hamilton Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH on Tuesday 9 July from 12 pm to 3 pm. Refreshments will be available from 11.30 am.
If you would like to attend you can either register here or for more information call the CCG Communications Team on 01895 203012.
18 April 2019
April is National Stress Awareness Month – an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness about stress, what we can do to reduce it and the support available.
26 March 2019
Since 2012, the NHS in North West London has been working on a programme to re-shape services under the banner of Shaping a Healthier Future (SaHF) and much has been achieved over the past seven years. This includes 24/7 urgent care centres in every borough of NW London; improvements to maternity care and emergency paediatric care; and a range of initiatives to help people get the specialist care they need closer to home without having to be admitted to hospital.
With the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan and today’s statement from the Secretary of State – both of which align with our thinking locally - now is a good time to move on and share how we plan to respond to the challenges and opportunities as we face them today in order to achieve the most with, and for, our patients and local communities.
14 March 2019
Care home staff came together to celebrate the improvements they have made to care homes across North West London.
The celebration was held on 7 March at City University of London following the conclusion of a leadership support programme that began last year. The programme’s aim was to improve leadership in care homes across the patch by supporting and mentoring care home managers to better support staff, residents and their families.
CCG visited Nirankari BHAWAN (Hindu Temple) to encourage women (identified as having low take-up of cervical smear) to book for appointments for screening
26 February 2019
Think you need medical help right now? NHS 111 is now available online.
NHS 111 online uses the same clinical algorithms as the 111 phone service, taking you through questions about your symptoms to receive tailored advice on what to do next and where to go. You can access NHS 111 online on a smartphone, tablet or computer - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and if needed you will be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP.