Monday, 07 October 2019
A major plan to improve the health and care of residents in Wandsworth has been launched this week.
Health and social care organisations across Wandsworth, including South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are working together to ensure our social care, community, wellbeing and hospital services are as joined up as possible.
The Wandsworth health and care plan for 2019-2021 brings together the NHS, the Council, Healthwatch and the voluntary sector to look at what’s important for the borough and sets out initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing for residents of all ages.
The plan focuses on prevention, joining up care where it is appropriate to deliver a better service and supporting and developing resilience in individuals and local communities.
The plan sets out that by the end of 2020 health and care organisations will:
The plan also sets out initiatives for the following:
The plan was developed following a Wandsworth event in November 2018 which brought together health and care frontline staff, local people and representatives from lots of different community organisations. Those who attended included representatives from the NHS, Council, the voluntary sector, Healthwatch, local GPs, hospitals and health service providers. Ideas generated during the event have been used to develop the Wandsworth Health and Care Plan through the Wandsworth Transformation Group.
The organisations involved are: