Merger proposal for eight CCGs in North West London rejected

Merger proposal for eight CCGs in North West London rejected

A proposition to combine the 8 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in North West London has been turned down, after a draft constitution for a single CCG did not receive adequate backing from GP practice members.

In August 2020, the 8 CCGs– Brent, Central London, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, and West London– introduced an official assessment with the 8 local authorities in North West London about its plans to combine into one CCG.

It was believed that a single CCG would permit streamlined commissioning for citizens throughout North West London in addition to supply more joined-up take care of clients through working more carefully with GPs, hospitals, regional councils, Healthwatch and voluntary organisations.

The member practices of 7 CCGs voted in favour of the proposition to combine. The one exception was West London CCG, where a majority voted against the proposal.

” We will now work carefully with West London CCG members over the coming weeks to attempt to understand and address their appointments.

As asking the GP practice members for their decisions, the CCGs likewise shared their merger proposition with regional Healthwatch organisations, NHS service provider trusts, patient groups and members of the public for comment.

” Our present hope is that we can resolve any issues, discuss with West London CCG governing body members and other CCGs and approach the subscription again to reassess its position.”

In an official declaration about the choice to merge, the eight CCGs governing bodies stated: “While the assistance for the merger is favorable outcome overall, the West London CCG vote is undoubtedly not what we had wished for.

GP practice members were also asked to vote on the proposed draft constitution for the single CCG. Practices in 3 of the CCGs voted in favour, but there were insufficient votes in favour for the constitution to be supported in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow and West London CCGs.

The eight CCG governing bodies will now consider all the feedback it got in September.

All GP practice members throughout the 8 CCGs were invited to vote for or against the choice to combine.