Representatives from the NHS, our six local authorities, voluntary and community sector, Healthwatch and people and communities, joined us to discuss, challenge and help shape the practical actions we can deliver together across our partnership
Aligned with the agreed priorities for our South West London Integrated Care Partnership for the next five years, six working groups looked in detail at one of our six shared priorities:
- Tackling our system-wide workforce challenges
- Reducing Health Inequalities
- Preventing ill-health, promoting self-care and supporting people to manage long term conditions
- Supporting the health and care needs of children and young people
- Positive focus on mental well-being
- Community-based support for older and frail people
We are really lucky here in South West London to have such a vibrant community and voluntary sector”Councillor Ruth Dombey, Integrated Care Partnership Co-Chair
Councillor Ruth Dombey, Integrated Care Partnership Co-Chair, said: “We are really lucky here in South West London to have such a vibrant community and voluntary sector – there are so many dedicated people who care about their communities and understand the lives of the people living here.
“I honestly think that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something different, but we can only do it if we bring together the voices of everyone in the community.”
Together we can make a real difference for the health and care of the population of South West London.”Mike Bell, Integrated Care Partnership Co-Chair
Mike Bell, Integrated Care Partnership Co-Chair, said: “The event was a really important opportunity to bring together all of our partners across the NHS, local authorities and, critically, the voluntary sector.
“Almost 300 people joined us – all of them bursting with ideas on how we can work together and make a real difference for the health and care of the population of South West London.”
it’s really important that we get across the community voice.. you can’t meet a need unless you know the need.”Ima Miah, Chief Executive of the Asian Resource Centre
Ima Miah, Chief Executive of the Asian Resource Centre, said: “For me, it’s really important that we get across the community voice. Whether you’re looking at things like long term conditions or health inequalities we are the representatives of the community and it’s important to hear that voice because you can’t meet a need unless you know the need.”
Across our six priority areas, we also focussed on the cross-cutting themes of equality, diversity and inclusion, the green agenda and elevating the patient, carer and community voice.
The actions agreed from the workshop will be brought together to form our Integrated Care Partnership Strategy for South West London which will be agreed at the Integrated Care Partnership Board meeting July and published this summer.