Health and social care services are working together with voluntary services to provide more joined-up, proactive and personalised care for Lewisham residents. The name of this integrated care partnership is Lewisham Health and Care Partnerships.
Health and Care Partners across Lewisham have recognised for many years the need for change within our local health and care system. Lewisham’s population is growing, people are living longer – many with a number of long-term health conditions – and the demand for care is increasing, both in numbers and complexity.
Working together, we want to achieve a sustainable and accessible health and care system to better support people to maintain and improve their physical and mental wellbeing, to live independently and to have access to high-quality care when needed.
Lewisham Health and Care Partnerships brings together local NHS health providers, the council, commissioners and voluntary sector to more formally work together to deliver better care for all. The organisations involved are:
- NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (Bromley borough)
- London Borough of Lewisham
- King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
- St Christopher’s Hospice
- One Health Lewisham Ltd GP Federation
- Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
Working together in a joined-up way means we can coordinate services better. This will help residents to get the help they need when they need it.
We aim to:
- Improve health and care services which meet local needs.
- Empower people to take better care of their own health and reduce their dependency on services.
- Provide support from health and care professionals who act as one team and work for organisations that behave as one system.
- Improve performance of local services.
- Reduce duplication. Enable more people to be cared for in the community.
Below, you can watch a video about ‘Integrated care in every community’
This video helps to explain integrated care.