Lambeth CCG supports plans for best possible care
NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has endorsed the South East London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) as the right direction for health services in the area.
At this week's meeting of the Governing Body, CCG Chief Officer Andrew Eyres explained that the STP will help local organisations which plan and deliver health and care services in south east London work together even more effectively.
NHS Lambeth CCG often works with the other five CCGs in south east London, as well as the six local councils and five NHS hospital trusts. The STP brings these organisations together in a process introduced by the government to help health and care organisations work together to find a way to deliver the best possible care now and in years to come.
The STP includes plans to
1. Make it easier to see a GP
2. Help people stay well by focusing on prevention
3. Improve cancer treatment and diagnosis
4. Develop world-class orthopaedic care
5. Improve urgent and emergency care
6. Join up mental health services
7. Support new mothers
8. Support children and young people.
You can find out more about the STP in south east London here.
Following publication of the NHS Five Year Forward view, all NHS regions in England are required to work together and with their local councils to produce a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for local services.
South east London – which comprises the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark and the providers located within it – is one of 44 geographical 'footprints' identified in England.
NHS commissioners in the area have already led development of a five-year strategy, known as Our Healthier South East London. A consolidated version of this strategy was published in 2015.
All NHS organisations and local government colleagues in this footprint are now working together to develop the south east London STP, which will represent the final Our Healthier South East London strategy.