Working in partnership
People living and working in Lambeth
Our priority is to commission the best possible health services for the people of Lambeth. We believe that excellent engagement will help us to better understand the needs and expectations of local people and how we can best respond to those needs. We aim to put the experience of our patients and the aspirations of our public at the heart of what we do. Read about how you can get involved.
Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board and Lambeth Council
Partnership working across our Lambeth, and in particular between the CCG and Lambeth Council, is the centre to much of what we do to improve health and care and to involve local people.
The Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board is a strategic partnership forum that brings together elected representatives from Lambeth Council with local NHS commissioners, Lambeth Healthwatch and King's Health Partners (King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) to advise, support, challenge and direct the development for local health and wellbeing improvement.
Over a number of years we have worked together closely with Lambeth Council to develop our shared commissioning approaches, through shared roles and joint programmes. You can read about our joint programmes with Lambeth Council in the Our Plans section.
Our NHS partners in Lambeth
We work in active partnership with all our local provider partners, in particular King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, to support improved service quality as well as better organised and joined up care.
We also work in partnership with neighbouring CCGs on our plans to improve health services, through projects like:
Lambeth people have access to some of the best clinical care available in the UK. However, patients' experience of care is not always universally positive and we have regular conversations with providers of care including hospitals, clinics and care homes, about the quality of their services. Local providers report on situations where the care could have been better and we make sure they are investigated fully and that the learning is reflected in improved future service delivery. Read more about how we work with health service providers to improve quality. You can read about our plans to improve health services in the Our plans section.
We also work in partnership across South London through the South London Academic Health Innovation Network (HIN) which aims to drive lasting improvements in patient care by sharing innovation across the health system and capitalising on and teaching and research strengths in south London.
Our other NHS organisations partners in London and across England
Page updated 3.8.17