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Our vision and priorities

Our North East London Health and Care Partnership is a new formal alliance of partners with a role in improving the health and wellbeing of our residents. Together we set the overall strategy that will guide our collective work and hold the wider system to account for how services are delivered in a more joined up way.

The ambition of the partnership is that “We will work with and for all the people of north east London to create meaningful improvements in health, wellbeing and equity”.

To help guide our work, together the partners have agreed four priorities, or joint action areas, where we want to create measurable change, which will create key outcomes for the NHS North East London and place strategies. These are:

  1. Employment and workforce – to work together to create meaningful work opportunities and employment for people in north east London now and in the future.
  2. Long term conditions – to support everyone living with a long-term condition in north east London to live a longer, healthier life and to work to prevent conditions occurring for other members of our community.
  3. Children and young people – to make north east London the best place to grow up, through early support when it is needed and the delivery of accessible and responsive services.
  4. Mental health – to transform accessibility to, experience of and outcomes from mental health services and well-being support for the people of north east London.
  5. Partners have also agreed the following design or operating principles for our system:

Improving quality and outcomes: Individually and together, we will continuously improve access, experience and outcomes for and with our residents, with a specific focus on delivering integrated care in the neighbourhoods where our residents live and work. We will seek to learn together and from national best practice to continuously improve quality, to reinvent our ways of working and better secure our outcomes.

Securing greater equity: We will resolutely tackle inequality in outcomes and experience for our residents and staff, harnessing the diversity of our north east London experience to create better and more responsive solutions and utilising our combined resources to tackle the causes of inequality. We embrace the right of our residents to meaningfully participate, as an equal part of our team, benefiting from the strengths that they bring as individuals and communities.

Creating value: We will transparently work with our residents and staff to secure the maximum, sustainable benefit from our physical, digital and financial resources, reusing what we have, reducing waste and taking care of our environment. Critically we will support and enable our most important resource, our staff, to reach their potential, enjoy work and be able to effectively contribute to our vision.

Deepening collaboration: We will work in meaningful partnership towards shared goals, holding each other to account for the commitments we have made to each other and to our residents. We will set resident interest and the common good as our defining success measure and we will support our staff to lead and deliver across organisational boundaries. Our key collaboration will be with our residents, who will drive and co-deliver and evaluate the outcomes of our partnership.

Our Joint Forward Plan

We are required by law to publish a plan that explains how health and care organisations across north east London will work together to enable you and your family to get the care that you need. That is what we call our Joint Forward Plan.

We have talked to many people and organisations involved in caring for our population including GPs, hospital doctors, councils, Healthwatch and local charities to agree this plan as the way forward to improve the health of everyone who lives here.

We will review the plan each year to make sure it’s tackling the long-standing local issues we face, as well as any new challenges we may face as our population changes in the future.  

You can download a PDF copy of the full plan or a summary of the plan below.

The Joint Forward Plan is accompanied by a reference document which includes more information on the transformation plans for North East London. If you would like more information, please email



Joint forward plan (2023)

This Joint Forward Plan is north east London’s first five-year plan since the establishment of NHS North East London.


Joint forward plan - summary (2023)

A summary of the Joint forward plan (2023)


Interim Integrated care strategy

Sets out how we will improve quality, health outcomes and address inequalities in north east London.


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