Report from Commissioning Intentions events now available

In January 2013, Brent CCG held a number of public engagement events to discuss and gain feedback on the draft commissioning intentions for 2014/15. 

The report from that event, which includes answers to questions raised during the sessions and recommendations on the commissioning intentions, is available here

If you have any comments or questions, please email brentccg.engagement@brent-harrowpcts.nhs.uk

Brent residents find out more about integrated care at Health Partners Forum

 

Over 100 people attended the Brent Health Partners Forum on Wednesday 12 February to find out more about integrated care in the borough.

The event, which was held by Brent CCG in partnership with Brent Council, aimed to inform residents about how integrated health and social care will be achieved and provided an opportunity for people to have their say on the plans.

Local people turn out to hear plans for Central Middlesex Hospital

Over 100 people attended an event at Brent Civic Centre on 19 February to hear more about the proposals for Central Middlesex Hospital (CMH) and Willesden Centre for Health and Care.

Members of the public, patient group representatives, voluntary sector staff and Councillors were among attendees who heard an update on ‘Shaping a healthier future’ from the programme’s medical director, Dr Mark Spencer.

Dr Spencer and Brent CCG Chair Dr Ethie Kong then gave a presentation on the options for the development and full utilisation of CMH and Willesden Centre for Health and Care.

Attendees heard that proposals being discussed include:

  • Developing CMH into a major hub for primary care and community services, including additional out-patient clinics and relocation and expansion of community rehabilitation beds from Willesden.
  • Creating an Elective Orthopaedic Centre on the site, which would be a joint venture for local providers delivering modern elective orthopaedic services.
  • Transferring mental health services from Park Royal Hospital.
  • Relocating the Regional Genetics service from Northwick Park to CMH

Enhancing services on the CMH site has an effect on the utilisation of sites in Brent, including Willesden Centre for Health and Care, so options for moving services into that building are currently being considered. These include:

  • Mental Health - consolidate CAMHS services into a single (new) hub
  • Kilburn Square - community services relocation (mainly office space)
  • Static Breast Screening Unit - Replacement of existing mobile service
  • Relocating some GP practices within a 1 mile radius (discussions underway with practices)
  • Non-traditional NHS services including voluntary sector
  • Commercial services

Dr Ethie Kong commented: “Central Middlesex Hospital is an excellent, modern facility with good transport links, and we are committed to ensuring that we maximise its full potential.

“We are still working closely with clinicians to agree what extra services can be provided at the site. We are involving local people in this and will continue to keep them informed.

“These proposals will mean the right specialist services are provided at Central Middlesex, and which are fully integrated with our community and primary care services, so that our patients receive the right care in the right place.”

Click here to view the presentation given at the event..