We work on behalf of patients and the public to deliver excellent health care services in Richmond and the whole of South West London. We’re trying to link local services together more effectively across health and social care in Richmond, putting you at the centre of your care.
The Richmond Health and Care Plan describes our vision, priorities and actions to meet the health and care needs of local people and deliver improvements in their health and wellbeing.
We want everyone in Richmond to start well, live well and age well.
The two-year plan focuses on actions which no single organisation can achieve alone: where health, social care and the voluntary sector working together has maximum impact. It has been developed in partnership with local people, voluntary community groups, health and care partners.
The NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector in south west London have strengthened their commitment to working together to deliver better care for local people as the South West London Health and Care Partnership.
A local approach works best, and organisations providing health and care in six London boroughs have come together as local partnerships, acting as one team to keep people healthy and well in Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.
This is a joint strategy with Richmond Council in recognition of Richmond Health and Wellbeing Board’s aspiration for integration of services. The Council is a commissioner of primary care services, as well as a commissioner and provider of social services, and therefore a key partner in supporting patients to remain well and independent in their local community.
This strategy was developed prior to Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group merging with the other five south west London borough commissioners to form NHS South West London CCG on 1 April 2020.
Each year we set out our priorities for the coming year and describe how we will improve the health of the communities we serve. As some of these priorities may lead to changes or developments that affect how some health providers need to work, we give providers six months’ notice of any changes.