NHS South West London CCG is responsible for planning, commissioning and buying health services for people living in the borough of Kingston.
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.
We work on behalf of patients and the public to deliver excellent health care services in Kingston and the whole of South West London. We’re trying to link local services together more effectively across health and social care in Kingston and put the individual at the centre of their care.
Our work in Kingston 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 Kingston Council, patient groups, voluntary organisations and other NHS bodies to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the area and to help make Kingston a great place to live and work.
There have been a lot of changes put in place to Keep You Safe when you visit Kingston Hospital, your GP practice, or seek mental health help in Kingston. Watch this short video to see what’s changed, what’s different and how we are trying to #KeepYouSafeSWL
Kingston has a population of around 179,600 (2018), which is ageing but relatively affluent. The physical health of people in Kingston reflects the overall affluence of the area – with lower prevalence of many diseases than London as a whole – however, it also has small pockets of relative deprivation.
The main challenges we face:
- An increasingly older population who require more extensive health and social care.
- Increasing numbers of older people living alone. Projected figures show that the population will grow by 9% between 2017-2027, with more very old (over 90).
- A rising number of patients with dementia-related health problems.
- Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death, followed by respiratory disease.
- All three major causes of death have preventable risk factors such as smoking, diet, exercise and excess alcohol consumption.
- Last years of life are lived with a disability for an average of 12.7 years for men and 15.2 years for women.
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.
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.