March 2019

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Welcome to our Stakeholder Bulletin.  In response to feedback from our patient representatives, we have changed the format of the bulletin to make it easier to access on our website.    

Over the last few months, we have seen some major breakthroughs in our plans to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people.  Following an extensive process of working with service providers, voluntary organisations, schools, young people and families, we now have a service specification for delivering improved mental health care for young people.  The specification describes how the voices of young people have directly impacted on what we need to have in place.  To have reached such a broad range of young people from all walks of life is a great achievement and is testament to our commitment to ensure that local people are directly influencing services to ensure they meet local needs.  In addition, we were delighted to receive an additional £2.4 million trailblazer funding from NHS England to put in place additional mental health support in schools and trial a four week waiting time pilot for children’s mental health services.  NHS England was particularly impressed by the high standard of our bid for this funding and the ongoing plans to transform and improve outcomes for young people with mental health needs in Bromley.

We have recently commissioned a dedicated primary care (GP) provider to look after all nursing home, residential home and extra care housing residents in Bromley.  Bromley GP Alliance, a network organisation of Bromley Practices which works to enhance the health and wellbeing of Bromley residents will deliver this service.  By having a dedicated GP service there will be a greater focus on individual needs and more joined up working to support those residents.

As always we couldn't do this valuable work for Bromley residents without the support of our patients and partners.  Thank you to everyone who continues to assist us in our work.


Children and Young People's Emotional and Mental Wellbeing Service Specification for Bromley

We are pleased to report that we have produced a Service Specification for Emotional and Mental Wellbeing services, for Children and Young People in Bromley.


We want a service specification that is transparent, clear and about co-producing a service with the community, for the community.


We have produced a service specification with patients and the public which is open and transparent and asks for providers that are innovative and that work together to produce the best service possible for children and young people.

We want young people to be part of the process of choosing the right provider and holding them to account.

We have recruited young commissioners to work alongside us to monitor delivery of the services.

SURVEY: Bromley SEND Reforms 

As part of the SEND review, the London Borough of Bromley wants to understand what families and professionals think of the current arrangements and to understand how together we can improve the arrangements for children and young people who have SEND.  Please help us do this by completing the survey.

Patient Advisory Group (PAG)/Patient Participation Group (PPG) Event - January 2019

In January, we held an event for members of our PAG and PPG Chairs and Vice Chairs.  This is the first patients conference held by the CCG and will be held at least twice a year. It was established in response to patient feedback and the outcomes will be reviewed by the relevant teams within the CCG and inform our ongoing work.

Read the event report.

New enhanced 111 Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) service for South East London

As of 26 February 2019, residents in South East London can access a new enhanced NHS 111 IUC service.

The new IUC service will improve access for those who dial 111.  Available 24 hours a day, the service will provide a new Clinical Assessment Service comprised of GPs, pharmacists and nurses who will provide clinical consultations to residents across South East London.

Refreshed Public and Patient Engagement Strategy

The CCG’s Public and Patient Engagement Strategy has been refreshed – ‘Get involved in Bromley’ 2019 – 2021, sets out our commitment and approach to involve the public and patients in our work and how this activity is integral to the successful delivery of our strategic priorities.

Targeting patients at higher risk of poor winter health

At the end of last year, Bromley was chosen as a pilot by NHS England to have an in-depth study of health inequalities.  The information showed us which areas of the borough have a higher attendance or emergency admission to hospital and for which condition.  Using this information, we proactively targeted those communities with winter health information.  This included posting leaflets to each household.   

Our campaign to encourage those at risk to have their flu jab has had a good impact this year with Bromley currently the top in South East London for flu uptake. We are now almost top across the whole of London.

Cash boost for Bromley children’s mental health

Young people in Bromley are set to benefit from a £2.4m cash boost to help their mental health.  

Contract award for a new primary care provider for care home residents in Bromley

Following over a year of extensive engagement with general practices, care homes, patients, local healthcare providers and commissioners, Bromley CCG decided to commission a dedicated primary care (GP) provider to look after all nursing home, residential home and extra care housing residents in Bromley.


We need high quality care for our care home residents.


We commissioned a dedicated primary care (GP) provider to look after all nursing home, residential home and extra care housing residents in Bromley.

New online counselling service for 11-19-year olds now available across south east London

From 4 February 2019, the first day of Children’s Mental Health Week, a new online counselling service will give children and young people across south east London access to free, anonymous mental health and emotional well-being support.


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