In north east London, there are seven local borough-based partnerships (Barking and Dagenham, City of London and Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest).Each partnership is responsible for planning and buying health services to meet the needs of local people.
In Waltham Forest, it’s our job to make sure that you receive 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 do this by making sure all parts of the local health system work effectively together by working in collaboration with health partners, local authority and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, alongside residents, patients and service users.
These partnerships bring together the NHS, local government and providers of health and social care services, including the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, residents and communities, to provide a strong understanding of what works well and what is needed by local communities. As well as the ability to integrate local services across health and care and the levers to tackle some of the wider things that impact health, such as housing and employment.
The new Waltham Forest Health and Care Partnership is an alliance of local partners working together – alongside local people – to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. It is made up of:
- The London Borough of Waltham Forest
- North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT)
- Barts Health NHS Trust
- Primary Care Networks – groups of GP practices working together with a range of local providers including social care, and the voluntary and community sector
- Waltham Forest Federated GP Network
Its priorities are:
- Home first – ensuring timely, safe hospital discharges.
- Care closer to home – ensuring care is planned and hospital admission is avoided.
- Promoting wellbeing – reducing inequality, preventing illness and promoting self-care.
- Children and young people – develop and improve children’s services to ensure children and young people have the best start in life
- Mental health – to improve mental well-being of residents to ensure people have access to mental health support when and how they need it.
- Learning disabilities and/or autism – to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disability and/ or autism, reducing inequalities and ensuring people have equity of access to services and specialist support where required.
North East London Health and Care Partnership
NNHS North East London is part of North East London Health and Care Partnership. This is a formal alliance of health, care and community partners that works with and for all the people of north east London to create meaningful improvements in health, wellbeing and equity.
We want to make sure that local people across Waltham Forest have access to the care and support they need. We will actively seek opportunities to work alongside residents and communities to co-design solutions to some of the challenges we face. We are always keen to find out what our local communities in Waltham Forest think and feel about their local NHS and care services through a range of activities including surveys, focus groups and workshops, as well as through partner organisations and patient forums.
You can get involved in a variety of ways:
- Join your local GP practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG)
- Ask a question at our NHS North East London Board meetings
- Have your say on proposed changes to healthcare in Waltham Forest, and across north east London
- Join the online North East London Citizens’ Panel
- Get in touch with your local Healthwatch organisation
- We regularly share updates with our patients and stakeholders. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive this update by email, please contact TNW.email@example.com
- You can also follow us on Twitter @NHS_NELondon
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other NHS North East London queries, including any specific to Waltham Forest.