NHS South West London CCG is responsible for planning, commissioning and buying health services for people living in the borough of Croydon.
It’s our job to make sure that you benefit from convenient and high quality healthcare services whenever you need them – whether this is advice from a pharmacist or GP, a procedure in hospital, help at home through local community services, or if you need support with your mental health.
Our work in Croydon is clinically led by local doctors and other experienced health professionals, and our team includes members from every GP practice in the borough.
We work in partnership with Croydon Council, patient groups, voluntary organisations and other NHS bodies to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the area and to help make Croydon a great place to live and work.
There have been a lot of changes put in place to Keep You Safe when you visit Croydon Hospital, your GP practice, or seek mental health help in Croydon. Watch this short video to see what’s changed, what’s different and how we are trying to #KeepYouSafeSWL
Croydon has over 390,000 residents and this is growing by around 6,000 children each year. Our population is also becoming more diverse. Over 50% of Croydon’s residents are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, a figure which rises to nearly 80% for young people under the age of 25.
Croydon has the highest population of under 18s in London and the third highest of over 65s. There are significant health inequalities across Croydon – for example, compared to Sanderstead, healthy life expectancy in Fieldway, one of the most deprived areas in Croydon, is 13 years lower for men and 14 years lower for women.
Croydon Council has shown that over 2,500 families live in poverty and we are working with them and other health agencies to try to mitigate the impact of this on emotional, mental and physical health.
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment describes the current and future health and wellbeing needs of people living in the borough. It is used to identify where the Council, the NHS and the voluntary sector need to focus their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
Read about the plans we have in place to develop services for local people.
We work on behalf of local people, so we want to hear what you have to say about health services in your area. We use your feedback to help make important decisions about local healthcare and make changes in response to your feedback. We aim to talk with as many residents as we can and there are lots of ways to get involved.
You can complete our general feedback form at any time if you have something to say about your local NHS.