What the ICS means for health and care staff
Ultimately, what I’d like to see five years from now, is an ICS which is really working together in a joined up way, so that we see the breaking down of silos, we see people working in a much more collaborative way, and people really excited by that and i think that’s going to mean that people will actually want to come and work here in South West London, because they’re going to be really impressed with the things that we’re doing for local people.
We want our staff to work in an environment where they can innovate and develop new ways of working that make the most of their skills and improve outcomes for people who use our services.
We want to give our staff opportunities to learn from each other and to transfer their skills across settings and work in different ways with different colleagues. For example, staff who work in community services have skills that are really transferable into the acute trusts or into primary care.
In South West London we are dedicated to:
- caring for our staff
- supporting our staff to develop
- recognising the work and commitment of our staff
- having the very best employment practices in place
- working to make sure our staff is representative and inclusive of the populations we serve
- involving our staff to help us transform and improve the way we work
- developing compassionate and inclusive leaders
Staff support service
The South West London Staff Support Service provides a range of health and wellbeing services for health and care staff from across South West London. This includes mental health support and counselling, help with Long Covid, practical skills like cookery lessons and personal finance, as well as sports and social events.