In Sutton, health and care organisations are working more closely together as a partnership. This partnership makes care better for local people because it’s more joined–up and we can organise services around what the individual needs, not by organisational boundaries.
Working together makes sense for professional staff across different organisations: we can build strong and supportive teams with different skills and roles, all focussed on better and more efficient health and care for the people of Sutton.
Leaders of the NHS, Sutton Council, the voluntary sector and Healthwatch are reviewing the population’s health needs and current services, listening to local people, and working towards shared goals.
We want to work together to support people in Sutton to start well, live well and age well.
Every organisation has workforce and financial challenges: working together better, with advice and cooperation from local people, is the only solution for us all in the longer term.
This thinking was tested at an event on 29 November 2018.