Press Releases

Health and care partnerships in Croydon are helping older residents to regain their independence

Croydon’s health and care partnership – Robert’s story from SWL Health and Care Partnership on Vimeo. A Croydon man is being helped back on his feet thanks to the local health and care partnership, after spending almost a year in hospital with a catalogue of health problems. After becoming unwell, … Read more »

NHS services, local councils and community organisations to team up to make care better for local people

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, the latest strategy from South West London’s Health & Care Partnership announces today. The renewed focus will see organisations providing health and care in … Read more »

Update on the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

The Sustainability and Transformation Partnership for SW London, which includes the NHS and local authorities is currently refreshing its strategy. Since the publication of the SW London STP document in November 2016, we have held a series of public engagement events and more in-depth conversations with our stakeholders. As a … Read more »

Stay well this Easter

With Easter just around the corner, the NHS in south west London is urging local people to plan ahead for the Easter holidays when GP surgeries are closed. Alternative health services are available over the Easter holidays and local people are reminded that A&E is only for real emergencies.  Easter … Read more »

We must help our NHS adapt in order to keep it healthy

Writing for a national newspaper, Professor Keith Willett, NHS England’s Medical Director for Acute Care said: Up and down the country, our GPs, community services, NHS111, ambulances, A&E departments, and hospital services are under intense pressure. The problems are complex but must be – and are now being – addressed urgently. The NHS of today is still based … Read more »

Get to know your bowels – April is bowel cancer awareness month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and GPs across south west London are reminding local people aged 60 – 74 to ensure they take part in regular screening. Bowel Cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK.  However, if diagnosed in the early stages, it’s highly treatable. The … Read more »

The south west London Sustainability and Transformation Plan – a manifesto not a detailed blueprint

Dr Naz Jivani, Kingston GP and Chair of Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group talks about our plans for the NHS in south west London and explains what the south west London Sustainability and Transformation Plan is – and isn’t.   One of the things I’ve noticed when talking about our Five Year … Read more »

Exciting opportunity to be involved in a focus group to help develop the PSA (prostate specific antigen) passport

PSA Passport for men having primary care follow-up of prostate cancer We are looking for patient, public, service user and carer representatives to assist with the development of a new resource for men who are having had their care transferred to primary care. Why? We want to develop and test … Read more »

Richmond Health and Care Forum to discuss future of local health services

People in Richmond are being encouraged to attend an open Health and Care Forum to discuss the future of local health services. The Forum will take place on Thursday, 2 March between 6:00pm and 9:00pm at Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA. All parts of the local NHS – … Read more »

Talking healthcare: Local NHS launches new ‘conversation’ with people in south west London

People in Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth are being asked for their input as the local NHS continues to plan for the future of healthcare in south west London. Pressures on the NHS are making national headlines, as the service struggles to cope with rising demand in hospitals … Read more »