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WCN health & wellbeing news update

On this page, we'll feature all the latest news that's relevant to the health & wellbeing sector in Westminster.

Westminster's Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017 - 2022

Westminster's Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017 - 2022

The Health and Wellbeing board has published its Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Westminster for 2017-2022. This is a strategy for everybody who lives in, works in and visits Westminster. It sets out how people, public services, businesses and voluntary and community groups will all play their part in creating a city in which everyone has access to the best opportunities to be healthy and well. Click on the link directly below to read the full study.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2017-2022

Health and Wellbeing Board

Health and Wellbeing Board

At a recent meeting of the Westminster Health and Wellbeing Board the following papers were distributed outlining, among a variety of topics, the NHS five-year strategic vision and NHS Planning Guidance that  asks all health and care systems to create comprehensive local blueprints for implementing and delivering the priorities of the five-year forward view.

Also available below are two interesting reports:

  • The Kings Fund – Place Based Systems of Care (2015) details how the NHS and local government  can  address the increasing pressures on health and wellbeing
  • The Kings Fund – Integrated Care – Improving Outcomes by Working Together (2012)  proposes that integrated care is essential for meeting demographic challenges faced by the NHS and local government.

PROGRESS WITH NHS SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSFORMATION PLANS

PROGRESS WITH NHS SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSFORMATION PLANS

The NHS’s plans to implement a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are built around the needs of local populations is taking shape. To implement these proposed plans, every health and care system in England will produce a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), showing how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years – ultimately delivering the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.

Below you can click on three attachments for more detailed information.

How are STPs BEING DEVELOPED IN PRACTICE

How are STPs BEING DEVELOPED IN PRACTICE

STPs explained

NUFFIELD TRUST ON How the STP plans are coming together

At the heart of health: Realising the value of people and communities

At the heart of health: Realising the value of people and communities

This new report from the Realising the Value consortium explores the value of people and communities at the heart of health, in support of the NHS Five Year Forward View vision to develop a new relationship with people and communities. 

VCSE review

VCSE review

The government’s report on how voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations contribute to wellbeing, health and care is now available to read here.

Mental Health Emergency Number

Mental Health Emergency Number

For those in urgent need of support for mental health crises, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has launched a single point of access telephone number, which replaces existing local referral points into adult mental health services in the north-west London boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

The trust recommends that people first ring their GPs, but if this is not possible to call:

0800 0234 650

This number is available 24 hours a day , seven days a week 365 days a year for information, support and advice.