Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of all residents of Brent, and in particular those groups of people who are disadvantaged, are hard to reach, or are vulnerable – whether young or old. We work closely with a wide range of partner organisations to achieve this, as we all have a part to play in helping people to lead the best possible healthy and happy lives.
The Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon Federation of CCGs
Brent CCG works in a federation with Harrow 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.
London Borough of Brent
The CCG is working more closely with Brent Council to commission health and social services together so people who require both health and social care can receive them as an integrated service. This means services are more tailored to individual needs, and can be delivered more efficiently and effectively.
The CCG is a major partner on Partners for Brent and the Brent Health and Wellbeing Board, which is the principal forum for organisations in the borough to oversee work to improve health and social outcomes in the borough.
The CCG is also an active member of the adult and children’s safeguarding boards, where decisions are made on how we collectively support vulnerable and at-risk persons. We are also involved with Partners for Brent and the Community Safety Partnership.
Local acute hospital services are provided by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust from Northwick Park Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital. Brent residents also use St Mary’s Hospital (run by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust) and the Royal Free Hospital (run by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust).
Community services are largely provided by London North West Health Care NHS Trust and mental health services for the borough are commissioned from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Healthwatch Brent is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Brent. 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 Brent.