In Waltham Forest; health services are purchased or commissioned by Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (WFCCG). WFCCG is led by local GPs and is a part of the National Health Service. The CCG plans and buys healthcare services on behalf of residents of Waltham Forest who are registered with a local GP. This includes planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation, most community services and mental health and learning disability services. The CCG is responsible for the commissioning of the above services.
Waltham Forest CCG works in close partnership with the Local Authority to help improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of children and young people. The partnership arrangements between health and social care services aim to support children and young people as close to home as possible; and by working together with families, children and young people in person-centred ways.
Which organisations provide services
Waltham Forest Health community health services are provided by North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) and hospital services from Barts Health NHS Trust. These commissioning arrangements are usually organised through contracts with the hospitals and the community health providers.
How to Access Services
To access any health services, you (or the child/young person) will need to be registered with a GP within the borough. Some specialist services will also have entry criteria based on the level of health need. Information about specific entry criteria is provided on the detailed page for each service.
If you have concerns or questions about your child’s health, you can talk to your doctor, health visitor or school nurse.
Waltham Forest CCG has developed a guide for parents for common childhood illnesses which you can find here waltham-forest.sensecds.com.