The Government’s 2022 Health and Care Act abolished CCGs, with functions and many of their staff transferred into Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) from 1 July 2022. There are five London ICBs: North West, North Central, North East, South East and South West, replacing the five CCGs operating across the same geographies (formally since 2021). In 2016 there were 32 CCGs, each coterminous with one London borough, save for City and Hackney, which was covered by one CCG.
ICBs’ chairs are represented on my London Health Board (replacing CCG representation), and CCG leaders have been invited to LHB conferences and GP roundtables. ICBs, along with City Hall , participate in health and care partnership work. I wrote to Sir David Sloman in 2019 saying that commissioning at scale should not compromise local action and visibility and that local authorities should be fully engaged, with the opportunity to share their views. I, and my officers, continue to work closely with a range of NHS leaders at different levels in London.