Chat from the Chair

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I'm Dr Nicola Jones, Chair of Wandsworth CCG and a local GP.

I like to blog about my role as Clinical Chair and some of the work I do around the patch, particularly visiting all our GP practices and the services we commission, talking to other GPs and my interactions with local people.

 Blogs

Chat from the Chair - September 2016

Summer's over and we're half way through this financial year already! ...Read More

Chat from the Chair - June 2016

We had a shorter agenda for the public part of the June Board meeting but as the saying goes, it’s quality not quantity that counts. ...Read More

March 2016 Governing Body Meeting

Our Board meeting in March showcased our Seldom Heard Grants project...Read More

February 2016 Governing Body meeting

We had some really important decisions to make at our February meeting and there was some challenging and helpful discussion. ...Read More

December 2015 Governing Body Meeting

As we come to the end of 2015 and the last three months of the financial year, we want to make sure that funding committed for this financial year is making a difference. We are also planning for the year ahead. ...Read More

October 2015 Governing Body Meeting

We kicked off today talking about the growing number of people in Wandsworth living with learning disabilities and how we can improve their access to services as well as their health and social care outcomes....Read More

June Governing Body meeting

We have had a busy few months so there was a lot to discuss at the Board Meeting last week. ...Read More

March Governing Body meeting

March is a very busy time of year for us. The March Board meeting was no exception, we discussed some really important topics including our draft financial plans and draft operating plan for 2015/16. ...Read More

December Governing Body

At our December board meeting, we had a packed agenda, including some important items that we needed to have in depth discussion about....Read More

Visit to Katherine Low Settlement

Today I visited the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea. This long-established charity has a wide range of community projects dedicated to tackling poverty and to building stronger communities...Read More

October Governing Body

We had our October board meeting at our new offices on Upper Richmond Road, near East Putney tube. ...Read More

September Governing Body

We held our September Board meeting​ - read all the Board papers here - and here are some of the highlights from the meeting....Read More

July Governing Body

At our Board meeting last Wednesday (read all the Board papers here) we had an important agenda item on mental health....Read More

June Governing Body

We had a very busy Governing Body meeting last Wednesday at Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton attended by lots of members of the public and staff. ...Read More

March Governing Body

We held our monthly Governing Body meeting last Wednesday at Nightingale House. It was a really constructive meeting, and I felt like we covered a lot of ground and made some important decisions. ...Read More

February Governing Body Meeting

​I chaired our February Governing Body meeting last Wednesday at Wandsworth Town Hall.​ Read my report here. ...Read More

Latest Joint Localities Members' Forum

We had our third ever Joint localities Members' Forum last week. About a third of our member practices attended as well as several members of the CCG Board....Read More

Make a Difference - Feedback Form

The Make a Difference (MAD) feedback form has been created for GPs and other healthcare professionals to flag any concerns, issues, or good practice about services to the CCG, so we can make sure we are commissioning the ...Read More

Place2Be in Wandsworth

I recently visited Place2Be at Eardley Primary School where Head Teacher Andy Marks and project manager Kate Trench showed me around the facilities and explained what the service provides....Read More

Exciting progress made on the Acute Coronary Syndrome pathway

I attended an event at St George's hospital where the cardiology department presented work they have been doing on the Acute Coronary Syndrome pathway....Read More

Paul’s Cancer Support Centre

In March I visited Paul’s Cancer Support Centre in Battersea. This charity helps anyone affected by cancer, not just those with cancer but families, friends and health care professionals too....Read More

Salaried GPs

In March we ran an event for salaried GPs to tell them about the CCG, what it does, what our plans are, how we commission now and how all GPs can get involved. This was a warts and all event to get all GPs in the borough involved in our work!...Read More

Bridging The Gap on 18 April at St George’s Hospital

Just recently, I spoke about our plans to help improve the management of patients with long term conditions at Bridging the Gap. This is an event held about four times a year at St George's Hospital with local GPs,...Read More

Better Services Better Value

We had an extra meeting of our Board last week to discuss the next steps in the Better Services Better value process www.bsbv.swlondon.nhs.uk. A lot of the work behind the scenes that has been going on for the past two years is starting to come to...Read More