The formation of one Clinical Commissioning Group for North Central London


The five Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) will form one organisation - North Central London CCG - from April 2020. The role of the future organisation will be to commission safe, effective and responsive services that meet population health needs, promote wellbeing and reduce inequalities, to deliver the maximum positive impact within the resources available.

We are proud that some of the health and care services offered in North Central London are among the best in the country, but there is still more work to do to better join up care for residents, tackle ongoing health inequalities, reduce waste and build a financially sustainable system for the future. 

Benefits of forming one clinical commissioning group for North Central London
Our Case for Change presentation summarises why we think forming one clinical commissioning group is the right thing to do, to:

  • Accelerate our work to build new ways of working across the system
  • Build a more efficient and effective operating model
  • Make better use of our resources for local residents and achieve economies of scale
  • Support the development of Integrated Care Partnerships and Primary Care Networks
  • Become an organisation with much greater resilience
  • Provide a single, strong and consistent vision and voice for our partners
  • Enable greater opportunities for working together as ‘one NHS’ to deliver improved outcomes for our population and reduce health inequalities.

The presentation outlines the principles we are following to form the new organisation and the future strategic commissioning approach we will take. More detailed information on our proposals can also be found in the papers taken to our public Governing Body meeting in September 2019.

Working in partnership to develop our plans
As a single CCG we will continue to work closely with Councils, providers, general practices, voluntary, community organisations, and unions, to achieve our shared aims. Involving local residents and service users in setting priorities, developing plans and shaping services, will also be essential to our success.

In December, the five CCGs’ member practices voted to approve the new Constitution for the future CCG. We are now running an election with member practices to appoint 10 Clinical Representatives, as well as recruiting three Lay Members, a Secondary Care clinician and Registered Nurse, to the future NCL CCG Governing Body. 

Patient and public engagement (PPE) will be integral to the new CCG. We are currently developing our approach to PPE for NCL CCG to ensure engagement is embedded in the values of the organisation itself and each individual working for and with the single CCG. One of the three Lay Members on the future Governing body will have a PPE and Equalities focus, making sure it remains a high priority amongst all levels in the organisation.

You can find out more about public events, where we will be bringing updates on a regular basis, on the ‘Listening to you’ section of our website

An Integrated Care System for North Central London
Forming one NCL CCG from April 2020 will also enable us to participate effectively in the emerging Integrated Care System for the five boroughs. The NCL Integrated Care System will support the delivery of our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan. You can read our local response plan on the NCL Sustainability and Transformation Partnership website.

If you have any questions, would like further information about the changes or would like someone from the CCG to come and talk to your organisation about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us enfccg.communications@nhs.net.