Ealing CCG has confirmed that West London Trust has been awarded the contract to deliver its single contract for community-based services within the borough, working with Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and other partners.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have now undertaken the final stages of their regulatory process and have given the green light for the contract to go ahead. West London Trust will start to deliver services from June 2019.
Dr Mohini Parmar, Chair of Ealing CCG, said: “We are pleased we have been giving the go ahead. We believe it is good news for patients and local residents moving forward as we continue to develop truly integrated and coordinated care. Now starts the hard work of getting ready and we will be working with West London NHS Trust and their partners to do so.”
Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive of West London NHS Trust, added: “We can now press on with getting everything ready for when we take on these services in June.
“Our overriding priority from day one is to make sure that patients, service users and carers see no difference to the care and support they receive. Patients will see the same doctors, nurses and other health and care professionals and will continue to receive care in the same places as now.
“We’re also listening to the local community, seeking their views and working with them to shape our plans to ensure that services meet their needs.
“Poor physical and mental health is linked. Today’s contract means that in the future, we’ll be able to assess and treat people’s physical and mental health needs to provide the very best quality care to the people of Ealing.”
Some of the services included in the contract are:
That first phase of transformation will focus on adult services and include: