Sutton: our plans

We work on behalf of patients and the public to deliver excellent health care services in Sutton and the whole of South West London. We’re trying to link local services together more effectively across health and social care in Sutton, putting you at the centre of your care.

What sort of place do we want Sutton to be, and how can we work differently to build it together? Residents, voluntary and community groups, businesses and representatives from across the public sector in Sutton have been considering these questions and sharing their ideas.

The Sutton Plan sets out a shared vision for the borough and our thoughts on how to tackle some of the big issues facing us. It is a blueprint for how everyone can work together, the basis for new actions and new conversations as we begin to build Sutton’s future.

Sutton Health and Care forms a key chapter of the Sutton Plan.

The NHS, council, voluntary sector and Healthwatch have come together to look at what’s important for health and care in Sutton, what the challenges are and how, if different organisations work more closely together, we can make a difference.

Health and care organisations in Sutton are now working more closely together to make local services better connected and more joined up through this important programme.

NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton are working together to make sure local people have the best quality health services for generations to come, in modern, safe buildings with the majority of services provided on both hospital sites and in the community, close to people’s homes.

We’re looking to address the significant challenges at Epsom and St Helier hospitals around clinical standards, finances and estates. Many of the buildings were built before the NHS existed and are not fit for purpose. Epsom and St Helier is the only Trust in south west London that cannot meet set clinical standards and it has a growing financial deficit, which means the Trust cannot take the necessary action to address the other challenges.

Read more about Improving Healthcare Together

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.

Visit South West London Health and Care Partnership to read more about the plan and its development.

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.