Press Releases

Appointment of new Chair

  We are delighted to welcome Cheryl Coppell OBE as our new independent Chair, bringing with her a wealth of local government knowledge. As a local Authority Chief Executive for over 20 years, Cheryl offers a unique addition to the Partnership, strengthening our leadership team during an ambitious period of delivery … Read more »

Stay safe in the heat this summer

Residents across south west London are being urged to take care of themselves and look out for young children, babies, older people and those with health conditions who may be at risk during the hot weather. The main risks are dehydration from not drinking enough water, overheating – which can … Read more »

Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70-79

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme. The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women … Read more »

Specialist mental health support announced for new mums in south west London

New and expectant mums in south west London will soon have access to specialist mental health community services, thanks to funding secured by South West London Health and Care Partnership. The funding, announced today (Tuesday 8 May), will ensure that community perinatal mental health teams will be available to support … Read more »

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 »