Hammersmith and Fulham CCG stakeholder newsletter

Hammersmith and Fulham CCG strategic and policy update
Hammersmith and Fulham CCG update
January 2015
Welcome to the January 2015 issue of the Hammersmith and Fulham update
This update aims to provide readers with strategic and policy news from
Hammersmith and Fulham CCG. If you have any comments or queries about any of
the items in this update, please contact Louise McCudden on 020 3350 4224 or
email [email protected] Governing body meeting - Tuesday 13th January 2015
Hammersmith and Fulham’s governing body will meet on Tuesday 13th January
2015 from 3pm until 5pm. The meeting will take place in St Paul’s Church,
Hammersmith, on Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9PJ. The meeting will cover a number of topics, including: - Primary care co-commissioning
- Wheelchair procurement
- Safeguarding children and adults annual report
The agenda and meeting papers are available here. Questions relating to agenda
items should be submitted to [email protected] at least 24 hours before the
meeting. New Chief Officer
Clare Parker was last month confirmed as the new Chief Accountable Officer of the
North West London Collaboration of CCGs. Clare has previously held the roles of Deputy Accountable Officer and Chief
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Finance Officer of CWHHE Clinical Commissioning Groups. Clare’s background is in
finance, as a CIPFA-qualified accountant who trained with the Audit Commission.
She moved into the NHS 13 years ago.
A&E pressures
You will no doubt have seen recent media coverage about the pressures A&Es are
currently facing nationally. The A&Es in North West London are no exception to this, although this is not unusual at
this time of year. The hospital trusts have plans in place to deal with the demand and
patient safety is not affected. Pan-NW London monitoring arrangements are in place and we are working with
colleagues across the system to manage peaks in demand and performance. This has
enabled surges to be managed and any necessary action to be taken quickly with
involvement from key stakeholders.
A reminder that there are five GP surgeries open across Hammersmith and Fulham
at the weekend. If a patient phones 03000 333 666 on Saturdays and Sundays and the
advisor thinks they need to see a GP, they will be booked an appointment at one of the
following practices: Brook Green Medical Centre
Cassidy Medical Centre
Palace Surgery
Dr Jefferies and Partners
Parkview Practice (Dr Canisius and Dr Hasan
For more information, click here.
Right care campaign launched
The North West London Collaboration of CCGs has launched a campaign to
encourage residents to use their NHS wisely.
The campaign reminds North West London residents that there is a wide range of
healthcare services available to them, and they can get better quickly if they choose
the right care for their need.
People are being reminded that minor illnesses and injuries can often be treated
through self-care, and that you can see a pharmacist without the need for an
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appointment. The campaign also highlights that 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, and that patients in the borough are able to see a GP at weekends. A website, www.rightcarenwlondon.nhs.uk, has also been developed to help people
make the right choice for their need. Over the next few weeks and months, campaign messages will appear in GP
practices, on newspaper websites, on buses and at bus shelters across North West
London. If you would like to be sent any campaign literature or other materials
please contact Louise McCudden on 020 3350 4224 or email
[email protected] Joint children and adult safeguarding annual report published
Hammersmith and Fulham's CCG's safeguarding team has published its first joint
safeguarding adults and children annual report. CCGs, as commissioners of services, have a duty to make arrangements to ensure
that their functions are discharged with regard to the need to safeguard and
promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
Hammersmith and Fulham CCG works collaboratively with Hounslow, West
London, Central London and Ealing CCGs to ensure that safeguarding children and
adults arrangements across the CCGs are robust and that statutory obligations are
being met.
You can read the annual report here.
Ebola and strengthening infection prevention and control
Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, along with the other four CCGs in the CWHHE
collaborative, (Hounslow, West London, Central London, and Ealing), has taken
steps to strengthen infection prevention and control. Providers' infection prevention teams have been reminded that they are required to
produce a quarterly report against KPIs to be reviewed by the CCG’s Clinical
Quality Group, and the Trusts have given assurance that they are fully prepared for
dealing with outbreaks of the Ebola virus. It is highly unlikely that UK residents would contract the Ebola virus but anyone with
questions or concerns should visit the Public Health England website. Care homes have also been given training to ensure staff are prepared for winter flu
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and noroviruses.