Letter sent by Healthwatch to CNWL

In Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) provide:

  • Mental health services
  • Community Independence Service
  • Schools Service
  • Sexual Health Service

Our members in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster told us that they were concerned about the financial saving that CNWL are required to make in 2018/19.

The Draft Operational Plan for 2017/19 stated that CNWL needed to make £29.9million savings for 2018/19, representing 6% of the budget. However, there is no detail on how the reduction in spending will affect each borough. Our members are concerned that decisions have been made that are not based on local need and that local people have not been given the opportunity to have their say about what services they would like in their local area.

Therefore we have written to CNWL to request information on planned changes to services to make the financial savings required and for detail of any engagement with service users and residents about what services are needed in the local area.

Read the letter sent to CNWL by Healthwatch Central West London