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We are responsible for commissioning health and care services for the people of Barnet and making sure these services meet the needs of local people.

It’s our job to make sure that residents receive high-quality healthcare services whenever they need them – whether this is advice from a pharmacist or GP, a procedure in hospital, help at home through local community services, or support with mental health.

Barnet, together with four other London boroughs – Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington – makes up the North Central London Integrated Care Board (NCL ICB).

NCL ICB is part of North Central London Integrated Care System (NCL ICS) which brings together NHS organisations, local authorities, community organisations and local people to ensure our residents can live healthier, happier lives.

Map of Barnet

Barnet is the largest borough in London in terms of population, with roughly 402,700 residents. This is expected to rise to 446,400 by 2030.

Barnet has an ageing population, with over 58,000 people aged 65 or above, and this is expected to grow by around a quarter in the next 10 years. Barnet’s ageing population, alongside its population size, presents particular health challenges to the borough. People living longer means that they need more care and support later in life. Other health challenges for Barnet include mental health and dementia, access to urgent and emergency care, and early intervention for children and young people. The four main causes of death in Barnet are circulatory disease, cancers, respiratory disease and behavioural disorders.

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The Barnet Borough Partnership is a partnership of local health and social care organisations with a common ambition to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Barnet.

The organisations that make up the partnership with the NCL Integrated Care Board team are:

  • The London Borough of Barnet
  • Barnet Federated GPs
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
  • Inclusion Barnet
  • Barnet Together (Inclusion Barnet, Young Barnet Foundation and Volunteering Barnet)
  • Voluntary and community sector and faith-based groups in Barnet

The Barnet Borough Partnership (BBP) is a term we use to describe a framework within which partner organisations can work with the residents of Barnet and our community assets to build a BBP and Population Health System in Barnet.

By working closely together, we already have a shared understanding of the needs of the people who live in Barnet, what needs to change if we are to better meet these needs in the future, what our new service models should look like, and how we will work together to deliver our vision to work together in partnership to maximise health and wellbeing for all people in Barnet.

The Barnet Borough Partnership is responsible for the delivery of care at ‘place’ – the delivery of services tailored to a local level and based on the needs and priorities of residents. The Barnet Borough Partnership will work closely with the North Central London Integrated Care System.

We want to make sure that Barnet residents have access to the care and support they need. We actively seek opportunities to find out what our local communities in Barnet think and feel about their local NHS and care services through a range of activities, including surveys, focus groups and workshops, as well as through partner organisations and patient forums.

You can get involved in a variety of ways:

  • Join your local GP practice’s Patient Participation Group
  • Ask a question at our Governing Body meetings
  • Respond to current consultations or engagement exercises about major changes to local healthcare services
  • Join the North Central London Citizens’ Panel
  • Get in touch with your local Healthwatch organisation

We regularly share updates with our patients and stakeholders. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive this update by email, please email  nclicb.communications@nhs.net

You can also follow us on Twitter @Barnet_ICB