North West London patient representation group shortlisted for prestigious award

The Lay Partners Advisory Group, established by the NW London CCGs, has been nominated as Patient Champion of the Year at the NHS London Leadership Recognition Awards 2015.

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20 November 2015

North West London
patient representation group shortlisted for prestigious award

A patient representation group in North West London has been recognised for its role in transforming local health and social care services.

The Lay Partners Advisory Group (LPAG), established by the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups1, has been nominated as Patient Champion of the Year at the NHS London Leadership Recognition Awards 20152 on 26 November 2015.

LPAG has been put forward for the award in recognition of its work in involving patients in the design of new health and social care services across eight North West London boroughs. The services form part of major changes to health and social care in the area, aimed at improving patient health and wellbeing by joining up services more and giving patients greater say in how their care is planned.

Held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this is the third year that the awards will be run by the NHS London Leadership Academy to showcase excellence in leadership across the NHS in London. LPAG is the only North West London-based group to be nominated and, if successful, will be put through to the NHS National Leadership Recognition Awards, which will be held in 2016.

LPAG comprises of 21 members, working on a voluntary basis with the aim of reflecting the patient needs of a very diverse population of two million residents. It plays an active role in the commissioning groups’ Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) programme, which aims to integrate health and care systems in North West London, making services joined up and easier to navigate for patients.

The group’s achievements include co-producing an innovative integrated care toolkit3 for use by anyone involved – whether a healthcare professional, council or voluntary organisation – in an individual’s care across North West London to help them plan improved ways of delivering care and support in their local areas.

Providing information on populations, models of care, commissioning, GP networks and more, the toolkit has been used by health and social care providers to introduce new care systems. Ten ‘early adopters’ – local partnerships of health and social care commissioners and providers – are now leading the way in using the co-designed toolkit to implement integrated care across North West London.

Michael Morton, co-chair of the North West London LPAG, said: “We’re delighted to be nominated for this award as it shows recognition for a lot of hard work by a lot of people. Our work is truly a team effort by people who feel passionately about how health and social care is delivered in their local area.

“We have a very diverse and large population of two million people in North West London, with a broad range of care needs, but the efforts of the team really ensure we continually gather the views of local people when feeding into the development of new ways of providing health and social care.”

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For further information please contact:

Sharon Robinson
Communications Officer, NW London Collaboration of CCGs
Tel: 020 3350 4162
Email: Sharon.Robinson@nw.london.nhs.uk

 

Notes to Editors

  1. This is a collaboration of the eight NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in North West London who are working with patients and the public to design, develop and implement major transformation programmes to improve healthcare services for the two million residents who live there: www.healthiernorthwestlondon.nhs.uk
  2. More information about this year’s awards can be found at: www.londonleadershipacademy.nhs.uk/leadership-recognition-awards-2015
  3. The North West London Integration Toolkit: http://integration.healthiernorthwestlondon.nhs.uk/chapters