Have your say on the South-west London Sustainability & Transformation Plan five-year forward plan.

This document is the combined view of local NHS clinical commissioning groups and provider trusts, working with local councils and specialist provider, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

This is an important NHS plan which warrants local discussion. We invite you to download a copy of the plan: South-west London Sustainability & Transformation Plan five-year forward plan and for further information please contact South West London Collaborative Commissioning (SWLCCGs) via email at swlccgs@swlondon.nhs.uk

Cllr Ruth Dombey, health lead for the South London Partnership, commented as follows on the publication of the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan:

“I am pleased to see that the South West London STP has been formally published.

As boroughs, we have been pleased that the NHS in South West London has been keen to engage us in the development of their thinking, but frustrated by a national process that has prevented, up to now, the public consultation and engagement we would need to be able to be properly involved. We now look forward to a full public debate and engagement on the issues set out in the STP and the opportunity to discuss the future of the health services in our area with our residents.

We are happy to see that there is a growing recognition of the need to develop integrated out of hospital health and social care services and put a greater emphasis of prevention and helping people stay healthy and independent.

We are concerned about the lack of certainty about the future of the hospital estate and services across our boroughs and the lack of clarity about the number of hospital beds that are needed now and in the future. A robust evidence base and widespread public engagement must now underpin the development of plans that will secure accessible, high quality, sustainable services for our residents.”