The North West London (NWL) Community and Mental Health Provider Collaboratives have been set up to deliver improved physical and mental health services to residents in North West London.

The Community Collaborative comprises four NHS Trusts:

  • Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH)
  • Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH)
  • West London NHS Trust (WLT)

The Mental Health Provider Collaborative comprises two NHS Trusts:

  • Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)
  • West London NHS Trust (WLT)

Both Collaboratives are part of the North West London Integrated Care System and provide care across eight North West London Boroughs: Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

What are Provider Collaboratives

Collaboratives are groups of providers, working together to commission and/or deliver high-quality services for a given population. The providers work together as a partnership to understand what their local population needs and develop services which reflect these needs. This will attend to tackling the specific inequalities experienced by the populations the Provider Collaboratives serve.

Provider Collaboratives are focused on the transformation of local care pathways and the health of the local population, supporting the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan commitments.  They are responsible for:

  • Strategic planning and service development – Assessing need and developing services and pathways to meet need and demand, reducing variation, inequality and engaging with local and wider networks, service users and stakeholders.
  • Clinical oversight and quality assurance – aiming to reduce variation in the quality of care and patient outcomes.
  • Contractual, financial and informational oversight – in some circumstances the Provider Collaboratives (and a named NHS Provider lead within them) may also take on the responsibility for commissioning services for a given population and managing the budget for specialised care, supported by locally-determined governance. 

Why NHS Provider Collaboratives have been set up

Following direction from NHS England, NHS-Led Provider Collaboratives have been set up to continually review the community and mental health services we provide to ensure high-quality and timely care for everyone who needs it.

They have been created to tackle inequalities in access, outcomes and experience for patients, by making health service decision making more collaborative and responsive, with patients and their families and carers playing a greater role in the decision making process. 


The Collaboratives’ purpose is to improve care for individuals struggling with physical and mental health issues and related day-to-day challenges by ensuring that health professionals work together in a more integrated, consistent and effective manner.

This should enable us to deliver:

  • Better value
  • Faster response times
  • Less variations


By working together to improve the way our teams deliver care we are drawing on best practice from within each of the NHS Trusts that make up the Provider Collaboratives.  The aim is to ensure that more patients are treated closer to their homes and closer to the people who support them best. 

Another intension is to make care pathways smoother and for transitions between different types of services to be easier for all involved.


By working together at scale we believe we can deliver the following benefits for patients and their families:

  • Improved quality of care
  • Reduced inequalities across our population
  • Better outcomes

For information about the individual Collaboratives visit:

North West London Community Collaborative

North West London Mealth Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Collaborative