We are working with local people, the voluntary care sector, public health, and social care partners in each of our six boroughs and on our transformation programmes to improve outcomes for people who are more likely to experience poorer health outcomes.
The Covid-19 pandemic showed what can be achieved when organisations work together across borough boundaries. Working together helped the NHS support the most vulnerable people during lockdowns, as well as deliver the biggest vaccination campaign in our country’s history.
Health inequalities board
We have a Health Inequalities Board and Health Inequalities Delivery Group. Both partnerships bring together key leaders from across South West London to reduce health inequalities.
Through these groups we make sure that everything we do and all of our plans contribute to reducing health inequalities. This includes our local health and care plans for Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.
We are developing plans to tackle inequities, focusing on the top 20 percent of our most deprived communities, using the national Core20PLUS5 programme. Core20PLUS5 helps the NHS prioritise efforts for its most disadvantaged communities.
We are a Wave 1 national Core20 Connectors NHS site, which provides us with funding from the NHS to help local people achieve better health and social outcomes.