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Public welcome at meeting to hear about vision for south east London health services

Thursday 28 April 2016
Karibu Centre, 9 Gresham Road, Brixton SW9 7PH

Before every meeting of Lambeth's Health and Wellbeing Board, we hold an informal discussion on a topic of local interest.

At the meeting on Thursday 28 April, the focus of the discussion will be the development of the new Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for south-east London. The NHS Five Year Forward View set out a vision for how the health service in England needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, the quality of care and the funding of services, Following this, there is a requirement nationally for health and social care partners to come together to create a joint plan, focused on a local area, rather than on individual organisations. Lambeth Council, Clinical Commissioning Group and local NHS provider Trusts will be developing its STP along with colleagues in the six south east London boroughs (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham).

The STP must describe an overall local vision, and address three overarching themes – improving health and wellbeing, improving care quality & developing new ways of delivering care, and improving efficiency. The plan must also cover all areas of CCG and NHS England commissioned activity including specialised services, primary medical care, and integration with local authority services including prevention and social care. It must reflect the priorities of local health and wellbeing strategies.

This is an important development for services, as future funding for transforming services will be linked to this plan.

Do come along to hear more and get involved in discussions. There is no need to book; simply turn up.

More information about the background to the STP is on the NHS England website .