This event has been postponed due to the General Election
We will be announcing the new date for this event very soon.
Our Healthier Lambeth event
Come and hear about the future of health services in Lambeth and south east London
The south east London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
Date to be confirmed.
The NHS is one of our most valued institutions. It belongs to us all - and a partnership of healthcare professionals, patients and local residents have come together to make sure that the NHS in the future is as good, sustainable and cherished as it is now and has been in the past.
Everyone knows that the NHS faces considerable pressures. In Lambeth, we have a growing population. Birth rates are rising, and people are also living longer. With increasing life expectancy come ailments of old age such as heart disease and arthritis.
Rather than this being a problem, it is a real opportunity for all our communities to come together and work out the best ways of helping our NHS to adapt and change to meet the increasing demand on services.
It is far better that we plan and shape this together according to the needs of our communities, rather than allow problems to build up and affect our services in the future.
We want as many of people as possible to come along, hear our thinking and discuss what this will mean for services in Lambeth.
The health and care issues we are looking at include, how we can improve community care and care outside hospital, how different parts of the health and care system can work better together to give people the care they need, how we can best meet the rising demand for services from a growing and ageing population and respond to the financial pressures this places on the NHS, and crucially, what more can we do to stop people becoming unwell.
Read more about how we have been working to improve health and care services at www.ourhealthiersel.nhs.uk
How this event will work
You can visit stalls covering how services in Lambeth are changing. Come and find out about:
- community based care – local care networks, making best use of GPs, pharmacies and community support, self-care and managing ongoing health issues
- urgent and emergency care - alternatives to A&E including GP hubs, out of hours doctors and pharmacy, apps and phone lines – Health Help Now and 111, rapid response schemes to keep frail older people and vulnerable young people out of hospital
- services for families – better support for asthmatic children, wellbeing initiatives for young people and enhanced mental health support for pregnant women and new mothers
- planned care - plans to improve quality of care and outcomes for people needing inpatient orthopaedic procedures
- mental health services – ambitious plans to provide more effective community-based support, developing our Living Well Network and our Integrated Personalised Support Alliance, and the GP Plus scheme
- how we can better use technology
You will be able to walk around these different areas and spend as much or as little time as you like finding out more information and asking questions.
At the end of the event a panel of local clinicians and experts will answer some of the questions raised during the session.