Each borough in North Central London is working towards developing a local partnership to tackle local challenges. Borough-based Integrated Care Partnerships will bring together a range of organisations – both commissioners and providers of health and social care – to work differently and even more collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce the health inequalities that exist within the borough.
We need to do things differently, and much work has been done in the past to find new ways of working that provide a more joined up and integrated health and care service. Partners in each borough have a strong history of working together and coming together in this way gives us a real opportunity to focus on the people we commission and provide services for.
We want to share collective responsibility for meeting the health (mental and physical) and care needs of local populations. We will work together to support people to be and stay healthy, and deliver a preventative approach, strong community services and improved outcomes for people. Working together in this way will allow us to look across all organisations at how services are provided and identify opportunities to add value, improve outcomes and reduce duplication and costs.
Integrated Care Partnerships will commission some local services while there will be a number of services that are commissioned at North Central London level, through the NCL Integrated Care System.