The North West London Missions

To have more impact through innovation, the NW London Research & Innovation Board, consisting of senior representatives from across NW London’s ICS, academic institutions, and R&I bodies, has established that across all of its organisations, we need to focus the work we do together on a smaller number of priorities. Working collaboratively on these priorities, aligned with the wider NW London strategy, is where, evidence shows, collective effort can lead to bigger gains. The NW London Integrated Care System (ICS) is calling this defined and deliberate portfolio of innovation projects – which will help the system address a small number of major priorities for health improvement – the NW London Missions.

A Mission-led approach encourages a more systematic use of research and innovation as a fundamental feature of how we do our work. Focused on a more defined number of system priorities that have the potential to benefit from innovation, the NWL Missions have been identified as:

Optimising Care of Long-Term Conditions (starting with Cardiovascular Disease)

Mission goal: By March 2029, we will have prevented 25% of heart attacks and strokes in NWL, whilst actively addressing health inequalities.

Enabling more days at home

Mission goal: By 2026, our health & care system will enable 50,000 residents to spend 180,000 more days at home, with the right support for them and their families.

Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Mission goal: By 2026, CYP will have equitable, timely, and accessible care services that best promote mental wellbeing. CYP in NW London will not experience avoidable mental health crises due to inequality, stigma or inaccessible care.

The Mission approach will allow NW London to spread and scale some of these pockets of success so that even more of our population benefits. As the innovation arm of the NW London ICS, ICHP has been commissioned to facilitate the coordination and collaboration of this new Mission-led model.

Working collaboratively across our NW London ecosystem on a smaller number of projects for a longer duration, with a focus on delivering greater impact, is how our system will focus on delivering sustainable innovation.

Our Work

Getting better faster – supporting a new Eating Disorder intervention service in NWL

Kyle Lee-Crossett, Innovation Advisor, reflects on how an innovative Eating Disorder service is transforming care...
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Urgent care in London engagement programme

Published findings from the ICHP and Ipsos dialogue and deliberation engagement process to better understand...
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Collaborative partnership tackling heart failure care shortlisted for two HSJ Awards

Imperial College Health Partners has been shortlisted in two categories of this year’s national HSJ...
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Covid-19: How has it impacted the mental health of children and young people?

Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Week, Matthew Chisambi, Associate Director of Transformation at Imperial College...
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Supporting young people with eating disorders

Innovation Advisors Charlotte Douglas and Sarah Houston discuss the launch of a new service for...
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ADHD: Reducing time to diagnosis for children and young people in London

In partnership with two other London AHSNs, Health Innovation Network (HIN) and UCL Partners (UCLP),...
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New tool detects major gap in Heart Failure diagnosis

ICHP has launched a new tool to help identify the gaps in diagnosis and treatment...
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Data at the core of efforts to streamline care of cardiovascular disease

Data collaborations are set to re-shape the way care for diseases like cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
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