In order to improve health we need the support of our population to understand the issues which they are facing.

Our Coalition will therefore aim to bring together local people and communities with the health and care system to understand and address the wider determinants of health. This is about making the most of the local assets that we have in our communities.

By galvanising a wide variety of organisations and groups in south east London around a shared purpose we can improve health and reduce health inequalities. The metaphor for this process is a ‘social contract’: this recognises that the system and the population need better ways of collaborating and that we can only achieve this purpose if the intelligence of the population is embedded alongside clinical and public health expertise.

We also see anchor institutes – large employers with strong local roots – as a way in which to deliver change and lasting impact across communities. These have great potential for bolstering local economies, addressing issues of health inequality and embedding practices within the local area. We will seek to establish a South East London Anchors Network that can provide mutual support and leadership where helpful.

Recent achievements

At our recent Population Health Conference we showcased:

Further information

You can find out more about how large institutions can become ‘anchors’ for their local community in this video, or in our conference video here.

News, stories and events

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust moves exits System Oversight Framework 4

NHS England moves Trust from SOF 4 to SOF 3

06 Dec 2022
Tal Rosenzweig appointed as Director of Voluntary Sector Engagement and Partnership

We are delighted to confirm that Tal Rosenzweig has been appointed as the new Director of Voluntary Sector Engagement and Partnership for the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS). This is a new role and is one of the first of its kind in the country. It was developed with voluntary, community and social […]

30 Nov 2022
“Delivering care in the best possible way for every individual.” Dr Toby Garrood, Joint Medical Director.

Dr Toby Garrood is the Joint Medical Director of South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), a post he shares with Dr Jonty Heaversedge. Here he tells us about his role and thoughts on the ICS.


22 Nov 2022