We could give many examples of how our teams are working collaboratively across primary care, community, local authorities and NHS Trusts through the pandemic, but we have picked just three to show how partners have come together at a system and at place level to ensure the delivery of seamless services to make a real difference to the lives of our local communities.
1. South West London Children and Young People’s Mental Health Programme
In 2017 our partnership made children and young people’s mental health and well-being our shared priority. Our aim is to improve children and young people’s mental health by starting earlier and giving them the skills to be resilient and thrive. We have developed a ‘whole school’ approach – bringing school leaders together with health and social care professionals to deliver training and support for young people, teachers, parents and families. The programme was adapted during the pandemic so we could continue to offer online support. In addition, we made Kooth, an online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service available to all children and young people across South West London. Watch the video below to find out more.
2. Acute Provider Collaborative and mental health collaboratives
We have strong provider collaboratives in South West London working across acute pathways and mental health pathways. The South West London Acute Collaborative (APC) brings together four acute NHS trusts with health and care partners to plan and improve care to meet the needs of our local communities. The APC worked well in response to the pandemic and leads our elective recovery. During the second wave of COVID-19, ITU capacity was doubled, and the APC were able to provide care for patients from outside of South West London. Their Procurement Partnership supported the pandemic response across London by delivering 81 million items over a 12 month period. The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership is a collaboration of three mental health trusts, working across South London’s 3.6 million+ population to come together to co-design approaches that deliver better care, closer to home for our communities.
3. Clinical Leadership in South West London
In 2019 we hosted the South West London Clinically-led Conference which brought together over 250 NHS clinicians, social care professionals, voluntary sector colleagues and other partners from across our six boroughs to help design our clinical vision. Attendees shared 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. Our six local Healthwatches also shared the experiences of local people living with these conditions, to help us to understand more about what ‘matters most to them’. The outcomes shaped the actions for our Five Year Plan. Our clinical leaders continue to work closely together as a strong leadership team across South West London.
This section includes information about the South West London Health and Care Partnership workstreams.
The workstreams include:
- Primary Care
- Urgent and Emergency Care
- Maternity and Children & Young People Mental Health
- Mental Health and learning disabilities
- Planned Care