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Our partners funded Healthy London Partnership to deliver the changes best done once for London to make the vision of the Better Health for London and the NHS Five Year Forward View a reality. We are striving every day to fulfil our commitment to support London in transforming its health and care.
The memorandum of understanding for proceeding with the devolution of health and care in London was recently signed. The deal is the largest of its kind in England with over 100 organisations involved in shaping it over the past couple of years. It means London now has more control over decisions about integration, estates and prevention and will give commissioners real opportunities to improve health and care for their communities.
We encourage you to explore some of the highlights we agreed to deliver in 2016/17:
- Work across partners in London to deliver on national, London and local aspirations aiming to make London the healthiest city in the world: 5,000 Londoners every year have a mental health crisis. We brought together everyone involved in looking after someone in crisis to publish London’s section 136 pathway and Health based Place of Safety specification. We are now working with CCGs, trusts and other key partners to implement this new model of care
- Bring together political drive, academic research, clinical and managerial expertise to make sure change is taken forward at every level: We work with partners to deliver Thrive LDN, the Mayor of London’s new citywide movement to improve mental health and wellbeing in the capital. This has included organising 11 community workshops in London boroughs so far as well as nine problem solving booths. Since its launch, the campaign has reached more than 14.5 million people and had over 60,000 interactions with the public.
- Attract additional funding to London for transformation work – in 2017/18 London will benefit from up to £18 million of extra funding: £1.9m funding was secured from the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund to support the implementation of online GP services for London patients.
- Horizon scan, summarise and share best practice, data and policy to make sure London’s health and care system has access to the most up to date information: London has launched the first mental health dashboard in the world. This will help the health and care system improve mental health services for Londoners by having access to up to date information. The dashboard will help providers and commissioners benchmark performance and improve and transform services. A social prescribing dashboard is also online for you to explore how local initiatives can add value.
- Bring together and facilitate London wide delivery networks to build consistent guidelines and standards of care so all Londoners have access to the best possible health and care services: We are working with London Fire Brigade on ‘Fire safe and well’ in five London boroughs selected from each STP: Ealing, Greenwich, Islington, Merton and Waltham Forest. From November onwards, 10 Community Safety Advisors employed by London Fire Brigade will be trained to carry out visits in people’s homes. Local data sources will be used to target residents based on slips, trips and falls; smoking cessation; and winter warmth.
- Work on once for London projects where this is the most efficient and economic model for improving health and care for Londoners: We are supporting STPs to help reduce the number of patients conveyed by ambulance to hospital. There is now enhanced clinical assessment of calls within NHS 111 for London ambulance crews, care homes and community healthcare staff to reduce the number of people referred to 999 by using safe queue management and appropriate referrals to local services.
- Facilitate evaluation and learning across the entire health and care system; benchmarking information and building capacity and capability for delivering change locally: Our evaluation of a GP-led service in Croydon for men with prostate cancer, showed that it is better value for money and improves the patient’s experience. Four areas in London (south east, south west, north central and north west) are now going to roll out this service which will benefit over 3,000 men.