The South West London Health and Care Partnership

The NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector in south west London have strengthened their commitment to working together to deliver better care for local people as the South West London Health and Care Partnership.

A local approach works best, and organisations providing health and care in six London boroughs have come together as four local partnerships, acting as one team to keep people healthy and well in Croydon, Sutton, Kingston & Richmond, and Merton & Wandsworth.

Clinical vision for south west London

On 30 April 2019 we hosted the South West London Clinical Conference which brought together almost 250 NHS clinicians, social care professionals, voluntary sector colleagues and other partners from across our six boroughs to help design the clinical vision for south west London.

At the event, attendees were encouraged to join individual breakout sessions and share their experiences and expertise on six areas identified by the South West London Clinical Senate where we can make the greatest difference by working together across health and social care:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • End of life care
  • Mental health
  • Outpatient transformation
  • Respiratory care

During the day, colleagues from our six local Healthwatches shared the experiences of local people who are living with these conditions, highlighting their personal stories, their experience of services, and suggestions for improvements, to allow us to understand even more about what matters most to them as someone affected by these conditions.

The outcomes from the event will go back to the South West London Clinical Senate to prioritise the actions and help us to develop a clinical strategy for the next five to ten years.

Updates on this strategy will be shared with health and care staff, local people, community organisations and our partners across south west London.

Watch our summary below to find out more about what happened on the day:

Making a difference in health and social care in south west London

Our partner organisations are working to improve health and social care for people across south west London.

We asked organisations about the recent achievements they are most proud of – you can watch a video about these projects below.


The Health and Care Events

On 30th November 2017 we published our draft refreshed strategy document:The South West London Health and Care Partnership: One year on discussion with local organisations and stakeholders. This discussion document reflects the feedback we have received over the last year, and we have strengthened our focus on partnership, prevention and keeping people well – the greatest influences on our health and well-being are factors such as education, employment, housing, healthy habits in our communities and social connections.

Since November 2017 local partnerships have been reviewing their borough population’s health needs, current services, listening to local people, to identify and understand shared health and care priorities to work together to support people in each borough to start well, live well and age well.

Each local partnership has hosted a Health and Care event in their borough to engage on their Local Health and Care Plan. Each event brought together around 150 people including partners, stakeholders, front-line staff and the local community to help us focus on the actions we are going to take within each boroughs local Health and Care plan.

The Health and Care events are part of a bigger piece of continuous engagement on local health and care priorities – as we are all already talking and will continue talking to key people about working together.

Each borough will publish a discussion document in spring 2019 setting out their progress on their plans.  We will use these discussion documents to continue the conversation- and start talking to people about how to put ideas into action.  These plans will focus on how we can work in partnership to meet the challenges we have set out in our refreshed strategy document, and provide the best care for people with complex needs.  We will continue to work together with local people, community organisations and our partners to put these plans into action in the months and years to come.

Health and Care plan events were held in each borough on the following dates:

  • Richmond 19th November
  • Croydon 20th November
  • Merton 21st November
  • Kingston 21st November
  • Wandsworth 28th November
  • Sutton 29th November

Below is a short film which highlights the collaborative working at each event

For each borough film, visit our engagement page here

Follow the links below for the dates and times of the six south west London CCG public board meetings.

Croydon CCG meeting dates

Kingston CCG meeting dates Merton CCG meeting dates
Richmond CCG meeting dates Sutton CCG meeting dates

 Wandsworth CCG meeting dates