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Your spotlight on local services

Integration in City and Hackney

Health and social care organisations in Hackney and the City of London have started working together more to try to improve residents’ health and wellbeing.

The local organisations that commission (plan and buy) health, social care and public health want to join-up these services more around people. Integrated commissioning arrangements between NHS City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hackney Council (LBH) and City of London Corporation (COLC) started on 1 April 2017.

A City Integrated Commissioning Board and a Hackney Integrated Commissioning Board have been set-up to agree joint decisions between the NHS and the local authority for each borough. Each board is made-up of local councillors and local CCG leaders. They meet monthly in public and the minutes are published online here. The three organisations are also working more closely with those providing services such as Homerton hospital and East London Foundation Trust. All the main local health and care organisations, including Healthwatch Hackney, come together on a Transformation Board where they discuss how to improve services.

Four new groups – called care workstreams – are looking at joining up services in their area to better meet local need. The care workstreams are unplanned care, planned care, prevention, and children and young people.

Involving patients and residents more in health and care services is central to this new way of working. If you would like to find out more or be involved in reshaping services please contact info@healthwatchcityoflondon.org.uk.

To find out more, see frequently asked questions below.


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