Health 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.
The 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 are:
- 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
We‘re using the ideas generated during our Health and Care Plan event to develop our Merton Health and Care Plan.
We’re also looking at similar priorities around prevention and early intervention that have been published in the NHS long-term plan.
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.
Merton Health and Care Together began prior to Merton Clinical Commissioning Group merging with the other five south west London borough commissioners to form NHS South West London CCG on 1 April 2020.