Discussing urgent and emergency services at our Health Partners Forum

7 February 2018


Brent CCG and Brent Council Social Care thanks everyone who attended the joint Health Partners Forum on Wednesday 31 January at Sudbury Primary School, at which opening remarks were made by local GP and CCG Clinical Chair, Dr Ethie Kong and Leader of Brent Council, Councillor Muhammed Butt.

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The event saw GPs and commissioning managers of health and care services interacting with members of the public and other stakeholders on key issues in urgent and emergency care services. These service areas were discussed from the perspectives of people with long term conditions (LTCs) such as respiratory conditions and diabetes, end of life care, older people, children & young people and hospital discharge. Lively debate and discussions took place between members of the public, clinicians and CCG managers in a series of workshop sessions on each of these areas.

Also in attendance were senior managers from London North West University Healthcare Trust who provided an update about urgent and emergency care at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospitals. Updates were also presented by the London Ambulance Service and NHS 111. A number of other service providers ran stalls including hospices. Voluntary groups such as Brent Carers Centre, plus Healthwatch Brent and Hestia were on hand to provide information about the services they provide within the community.


The event signalled the official launch of the Health Help Now App in Brent. The app has a wide range of features including symptom checking, advice and signposts to local services including their locations, directions and opening times. Importantly, it empowers people by offering advice, enabling them to choose the right services at the right time and helping to reduce unnecessary trips to A&E, allowing residents to look after themselves better at home. For further information about the digital work we are doing please email digitalcitizen.nwl@nhs.net


Be sure to re-visit this page for a report on the feedback given during the workshops and plans the CCG has for using the feedback to improve these services. The next Health Partners Forum will be taking place in October, but other engagement opportunities will be taking place including workshops on dermatology services and prescribing long term medicines in late February. To register for these workshops, please email brentccg.engagement@nhs.net

Stay tuned to our website for all the latest news and updates from Brent CCG.