The purpose of the North West London ICS is to reduce inequalities, increase quality of life and achieve outcomes on a par with the best of global cities.
We used the foundations of partnership working to respond to the Covid Pandemic, working together made a real and felt difference to our patients and to our staff.
We have far reaching and ambitious plans and a clear focus on where we will start. We have a relentless focus on tackling health inequalities and have developed a joint NW London strategy, including a plan for addressing digital exclusion.
- We will urgently focus on recovering elective care and addressing the backlog of other unmet care needs which had to be postponed during Covid.
- We will continue to strengthen our out of hospital care; we have developed Borough based health and care partnerships with integrated leadership. These Borough teams will use population health data to target care where it is needed most. They will deliver consistent high-quality integrated care across NWL which will increase our focus on prevention and management of long-term conditions and improve access and outcomes for people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism.
- Keeping staff and patients safe and our local public engaged meaningfully will be essential. As is a shift in culture of how we work: improving the experience of our workforce through flexible training and employment, optimum use of our best estate, and driving technology and innovation.
- Our work in the ICS will require tough decisions on changed priorities and fair allocation of resource.
Our ICS is currently led by an independent Chair, Penny Dash, and an interim chief executive, Lesley Watts, CEO of Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.