How will local authorities be involved?
We have been working closely with our local authorities as key partners throughout this process. The programme includes a Collaborative Leadership Group made up of all local authorities and CCGs and local authorities will be represented on the key governance bodies and on clinical workstreams as appropriate. CCGs will continue to work in partnership with their local Health and Wellbeing Boards.
Local councils have set up a Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee to scrutinise service change proposals in south west London. If all CCGs and providers sign up to the new partnership, this would be extended to include representatives covering Epsom and the surrounding areas.