Health and Care Together
and care organisations in Merton are working more closely together to make
services better connected and more joined up through a programme called Merton
Health and Care Together.
NHS, Council, voluntary sector and Healthwatch have come together to look at
what’s important for health and care in Merton, what the challenges are and how
if different organisations work more closely together we can make a difference.
Our aspiration for the people of Merton is that they start well, live well and
age well. The priority areas for improvement which the programme has identified
- Children and Young Peoples’ Mental Health
- Children and Young People’s Community Services
- Primary Care Development
- East Merton Model of Health and Wellbeing
- Primary Mental Healthcare
- Health and Social Care Integration
- Dementia Friendly Merton
and care event – November 2018
November 2018 we held an event which brought together health and care frontline
staff, local people and representatives from lots of different community
organisations to talk about what’s important for health and care in Merton.
talked about the kinds of things which no single organisation can achieve alone
– like improving mental health and supporting people with diabetes. Discussions
were centred on whether we are focusing on the right areas for Merton, and how
to ensure the action we take has maximum impact for local people.
was great energy and fresh ideas in the room. It was clear that people were
passionate about health and care in our borough and wanted to support us.
can watch a video of the event which captured the feeling of the day.
Merton Health and Care Plan – a discussion
using the ideas generated during the event as we develop our Wandsworth Health
and Care Plan.
also looking at similar priorities around prevention and early intervention
that have been published in the NHS long-term plan, issued recently by the
The plan has been published as a
discussion document so we can test it with our partners and those who helped
shape it. We will use
this discussion document to continue the conversation - and start talking to
people about how to put ideas into action.