The Healthy London Partnership – the first step towards a healthier London

Date: 03 August 2015

Time: 01:00

Earlier this year NHS Bromley CCG with NHS England and the other 31 London clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) launched Healthy London Partnership. It builds on the work of the London Health Commission with a plan to make London the world's healthiest global city. The aim is to take London from seventh in the global healthy city rankings to the number one spot.

Dr Angela Bhan, Chief Officer said, "It is vital that we enable people who live in Bromley and across London to play a fuller role in their own health care. We want healthy choices like exercise, good diet and reducing the harm caused by smoking and alcohol to be easier to make, as well as ensuring excellent health services, designed around patients' needs, are there for everyone. 

"There are plenty of great ideas and practice in London. Healthy London Partnership is an exciting opportunity to share with other London boroughs what we know works and learn from their experiences too."

Dr Anne Rainsberry, Regional Director of NHS England, said: "Collaborative working is well underway at local level with GPs and health care workers, social care and public health teams delivering high quality care. Working together, we have made huge progress to raise the quality and safety of care, reduce waiting times and improve access to services but there is a lot of work yet to be done. London is already home to numerous centres of excellence in treatment, research and training and I strongly believe we can build on this even further."

Transforming health and care in London

Healthy London Partnership is focused on 13 transformation programmes. Each programme aims to solve a different health and care challenge faced by the capital. All aim to make prevention of ill health and care more consistent across the city. 

The transformation programmes will focus on the following:

  • Preventing ill health and making Londoners healthier
  • Giving London's children the best start in life
  • Transforming care for Londoners experiencing mental illness
  • Enabling all Londoners to access the best cancer care in the world
  • Joining up services to transform the lives of the homeless
  • Transforming London's urgent and emergency care system
  • Transforming London's primary care
  • Creating world class specialised care services
  • Making use of NHS buildings and land in London more efficient
  • Aligning funding and incentives to encourage transformation of care
  • Developing London's workforce to enable transformation of care
  • Connecting Londoners and health and care providers to allow for real time access to records and information
  • Ensuring that Londoners are engaged and involved in their own health and the health of their city

Next steps and collaboration 

There's a role for all Londoners in helping to make the capital the healthiest it can be. The Healthy London Partnership is committed to collaborating to get the best possible results for everyone. Many people have already been involved in research – a series of discussions and polls – for the London Health Commission. We will be involving more people as the work progresses. To register for updates and take part in online discussions, go to Talk London's health pages. You'll be able to keep track of what is going on and share your thoughts. We'd love to have your input.

  • Summary:

    The aim is to take London from seventh in the global healthy city rankings to the number one spot.

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