Press Releases

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 »

New Accountable Officer for south west London CCGs

Five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in south west London have today announced the appointment of Sarah Blow as the new Accountable Officer for NHS Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth CCGs from 2017/18 and NHS Sutton CCG from April 2018. Sarah has previous experience in south west London at Sutton and … Read more »

Our plan for south west London (STP)

The whole of the NHS in south west London has been working together and with local councils to develop a ‘sustainability and transformation  plan’ (STP)  that will: use our money and  staff differently to build services around the needs of patients invest in more and better services in local communities … Read more »

Response to media coverage about the south west London STP

A spokesperson for the NHS in south west London said: “There are no proposals to close any hospital in south west London. We are suggesting our hospitals will need to work differently, with more clinical networking and possibly one less hospital providing acute services such as A&E, obstetrics and specialist … Read more »

Update on development of our STP

The NHS in south west London is working with local authorities on a long term plan for local services. All NHS regions across the country are required to do this. The five-year plan is called the ‘sustainability and transformation plan’ (STP). Our draft plan is still being finalised and we will share the … Read more »