We are working with partners across North Central London (NCL) including councils, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS providers, and other partners to support a system-wide response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are many examples of good practice across the system and we are learning a lot about how the system can come together. We want to build on our collective knowledge and experience as we develop an Integrated Care System (ICS) for NCL.
As we move into the next phase of our collective, system-wide response, we are identifying how we will continue to work together.
The pandemic has further highlighted inequalities within our communities, with Covid-19 having a larger impact on some populations and making some existing problems worse. There is a collective commitment across NCL to challenge these inequalities and create better futures for everyone living in North Central London.
We regularly attend the Joint Health Oversight and Scrutiny Committee meetings. As part of our work with the JHOSC, we have agreed a number of principles to guide the NCL process:
- Put the needs of individual patients, carers, residents and communities truly at the centre;
- Recognise that local patients, carers, residents and communities themselves are a resource for knowledge, for information, for understanding and for change; work with patients, residents and communities to harness their strengths;
- Trust and empower local patients, carers, residents and communities to drive change and deliver sustainable improvements;
- Co-design, co-produce and co-deliver services and programmes with local patients, carers, residents and communities;
- Focus on building resilient patients, carers, residents and communities -and on where resources can have the biggest sustainable impact.