People in Southwark tell us they want health and care services to be more person-centred and joined-up, and easier to access close to home. We agree. Too often people experience services that are complex and fragmented, leading to poorer health and wellbeing outcomes.
Since 2019, Partnership Southwark has been working to better join up services and support, tackle the causes of inequality, and improve the health and wellbeing of Southwark residents. We are a Local Care Partnership within the overall South East London Integrated Care System, working with other health, care and non-statutory organisations and local communities to bring together services and support at a neighbourhood level so that they do a better job of keeping people healthy and meeting their needs. This is often called “integrated community-based care”.
We focus on the groups most affected by long-standing health, social and racial inequalities. Our work is informed by engaging the community in Southwark to understand their needs, develop services and support that work for them, and empowering people to look after their own wellbeing and live longer, healthier lives, by focusing on prevention and self-management. We want Southwark to be a borough where everyone can contribute to the overarching outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for the benefit of all communities, and no one group or community is left behind.
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Our vision is to enable every part of the health and care system in Southwark to make the borough an amazing place to be born, live a full healthy life, and spend one’s final years.
With demand for health and care services continuing to rise, organisations must work together in a better, more consistent way to best support local people, meeting their needs and addressing the gaps and disconnects they experience.
On 6 July 2023, our Board approved the health and care plan for the borough setting our priorities for the next few years. The plan has been informed by public engagement work by all partners, as well as aligning with partner plans and priorities such as the Health and Wellbeing Strategy of Southwark Council and the Forward View of NHS South East London. You can read the plan here.
Our Strategic Board is made up of representatives from organisations within Partnership Southwark as well as representatives from the community in the borough. The Board meets six times a year in public to take decisions on behalf of the partnership. The Board also meets an additional six times a year to improve how the organisations within the partnership can work together.
|Nancy Kuchemann||Partnership Southwark Co-Chair & Chair of CCPL||Partnership Southwark / ICB||voting|
|Cllr. Evelyn Akoto||Partnership Southwark Co-Chair / Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing||Southwark Council||voting|
|Anood Al Samerai||Director, Community Southwark||Community Southwark||voting|
|David Quirke-Thornton||Strategic Director of Children’s and Adults Services||Southwark Council||voting|
|Gavin McColl (interim)||PCN Clinical Director, South Southwark||South Southwark PCN||voting|
|James Lowell||Place Executive Lead (from July 22)||Partnership Southwark / ICB||voting|
|Julie Lowe||Site Chief Exec for Denmark Hill||King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||voting|
|Martin Wilkinson||Chief Operating Officer, Southwark (from July 22)||Partnership Southwark / ICB||voting|
|Olufemi Osonuga (interim)||PCN Clinical Director, North Southwark||North Southwark PCN||voting|
|Dr Emily Finch||Clinical Director||South London and Muadsley NHS Foundation Trust||voting|
|Sangeeta Leahy||Director, Public Health||Southwark Council||voting|
|Sarah Austin||Chief Executive Integrated & Specialist Medicine||Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust||voting|
|Amanda Coyle||Prog. Director Partnership Southwark||Partnership Southwark / ICB (non-voting)||non-voting|
|Ami Kanabar / Kishor Vasant||Southwark LMC Co-Chairs||Southwark Local Medical Committee (non-voting)||non-voting|
|Rebecca Dallmeyer / Nigel Smith||GP Federation Rep||Improving Health and Quay Health GP Federations (non voting)||non-voting|
|Sumeeta Dhir||Co-Chair of Cinical and Care Professional Leads||Partnership Southwark / ICB||non-voting|
|Winnie Baffoe||VCSE representative||South London Mission||non-voting|
|Cedric Whilby||VCSE representative||non-voting|
|Katy Porter||Independent Lay Member||non-voting|