The Sutton Health and Care Plan which is an integral part of the “Ambitious for Sutton” Plan, is our Place strategy for working together to make system decisions on care that is ‘best for people’ based on the best use of the ‘Sutton £ (pound)’.
This plan marks a new chapter for the Sutton health and care partnership, setting out our commitment, ambitions, and priorities to reflect what local residents, communities and stakeholder have told us about their health and care needs.
The refresh of the 2019 Sutton Health and Care Plan is being developed within the context of the global Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting every area of our lives, increased pressure on NHS and social care services, new government policies regarding establishment of Integrated Care Systems and financial constraint within the public sector.
Our partnership has a strong track record of working together and we have made progress in improving the health of our population since we came together in 2017. During the Covid-19 pandemic, partners agreed to come together as providers and commissioners to form a single decision-making group to respond to the crisis. The strength of the local partnership has been demonstrated through the enormous efforts to protect NHS services, support residents, businesses and shield the most vulnerable in local communities. Our extensive achievements since the publication of the 2019 plan are documented in the plan.