The NHS in the north central London area – which represents Camden, Haringey, Islington, Barnet and Enfield – has submitted a draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) to NHS England.
This has been developed by a host of NHS organisations with the support of officials from the area’s local authorities to propose changes to the way services are delivered, to make them more effective and efficient.
Leader of Barnet Council, Councillor Richard Cornelius, said: “This proposal from the NHS would effectively organise health on a five borough basis. Local politicians are concerned that the process of developing this proposal has not yet involved them or taken into account the views of Barnet people.
"At a time when social care provision needs to be aligned with NHS priorities, there needs to be a consensus with councils as it directly affects local services and the health and well-being of our residents. Over the coming weeks we will be seeking residents views before presenting the findings to Policy and Resources Committee.”