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Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (formerly NHS Southwark) are holding a discussion evening to help develop their plans on how to successfully commission (buy) health services in Southwark. Their ambitious plans will focus on health outcomes in Southwark, the need to be clear about what they are doing and how they can measure them. Download letter
Venue: Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, SE5 0HF, from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Contact southwark.ccg.nhs.net or 020 525 7888 to book a place.
Southwark and Lambeth residents are benefiting from a radiacal new approach to 'joining up' services across the local NHS and local authority soical care - as Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care goes live across six locla community multi-displinary teams. This is one of the first major schemes of its kind 'integrating care' in the UK and includes a multi-million pound investment in preventative community services. Local people have have already had a major role in shaping our vision and will continue to have a leading role as members - all are invited to become involved through our Citizen's Forum, which meets for the first time on 18th February from 6.30pm - 9pm, at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 5LX. More information available at www.slicare.org. To access the Press Release or Citizen Forum Invitiation
The next Leadership Group meeting will take place on Friday 25th January 2013, starting promptly at 10.00am - 12pm, Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, Camberwell SE5 0HF. The meeting will be held in public. This means the public can only join in discussions at certain points in the meeting subject to the Chair's decision. If you have an issue or concern relating to health and/or social care services in Southwark, there will be a public space available at the start of the meeting which you will have to book in advance by contacting email@example.com or 020 7358 7005. Refreshments will be available. See Agenda.
London Connect, a project of the London Health Improvement Board, is organising a large, free dropin event at Wellcome Collection on 19th January 2013 from 11am - 3pm (Sat) providing an introduction to Personal Health Records and their potential to contribute to a more person-centred Health and Social Care System. The event is open to the public and will provide an interactive and engaging introduction to Personal Health Records, including demostrations and activities. To access the flyer please click here.
South London Healthcare Trust with three hospitals based in Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley* is the first NHS Trust to be put into adminstration in July 2012 as part of the Government's approach in dealing with financially-troubled NHS organisations. Mathew Kershaw, Special Adminstrator leading the review has published his draft recommendations which include changes to Community Based Care, Emergency care, Maternity care, Elective care and
Vacant and poorly utilised premises. This would mean that services in other trusts across South-East London would be affected.
*The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital, Queen Mary‟s Hospital Sidcup
Note: Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust, King‟s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust will also be effected.
A variety of consultation meetings will take place in South East London. The Southwark event will be at Cambridge House 1 Addington Square, SE5 0HF on 27th November 2012, 7-9pm. To download the Consultation documents go to www.tsa.nhs.uk
Social Services have organised an event people, groups and organisations to find out about the range of services available for people with long term mental health needs in the borough. It will be an opportunity for employees to network with other organisations and for service users/ residents to find out about the services they may wish to use. There will be organisations there who offer costed services, plus some that are free to access.
Venue: Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN
To book contact Elizabeth or Marcela on 020 7732 5880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Next meetings: 29th January 2013 at 4pm, 12 February 2013 at 4pm, 19th March 2013 at 5pm. Visit website for agenda
The overview & scrutiny committee (OSC) is the main co-ordinating scrutiny body. It appoints three scrutiny sub-committees and is responsible for their overall management, one of which is Health, Adult Social Care, Communities and Citizens Scrutiny sub-committee (see below)
Next meetings: 28th January 2013 at 12pm, 4th February 2013 at 7pm, 11th March 2013 at 7pm
160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH
The HASCCC sub-committee examines the council's activities and performance around health, adult social care, communities and citizenship. It can review any topic within these areas. Recommendations made by the sub-committee during a review will be looked at by the overview and scrutiny committee before being considered by the cabinet or orther appropriate agency. The sub-committee also questions the relevant cabinet member about the services they are responsible for. During 2011-2012, the work areas of the sub-committee were split between two sub-committees which are now decommissioned - Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny, and Environment, Transport & Citizenship Scrutiny.
Next meeting: 31st January 2013 at 7pm, 6th March 2013 at 7pm, 25th March 2013 at 7pm
Next meeting: 16th January 2013.
Visit www.casouthwark.org for the agenda and previous minutes
15th January 2013, 12.30 - 2.30pm. 160 Tooley Street. Agenda and papers available at http://www.southwarkpct.nhs.uk/about_us/southwark_health_commissioning/sccc_meetings/
The Clinical Commissionig Committee (CCC or sometimes know as CCGroup) are eight GP Leads from GP practices around Southwark who are working towards controlling the commissioning of health services i,e. the priorities and strategy for buying health services, in Southwark. The Committee includes involvement from professionals in Social Care, Kings Health Partners, a Nurse and LINk Southwark, supported by Southwark Businesss Support Unit.
The CCC discusses and approves health developments in Southwark, as well as working towards becoming an 'authorised CCG' ahead of the statutory deadline of April 2013. Meetings take place every month and the public are invited to attend, question and query issues that affect southwark health services.If you have any concerns regarding health or social care services in Southwark, please let us know so that we may raise them at the Clinical Commissioning Committee, on your behalf or you can raise them directly in the public space.
This is a sub-committee of the Southwark Clinical Commissioning Committee and acts in an 'advisory capacity'. It is made up of Locality Patient Representatives, a Member of the CCC and LINk Southwark representative. The Group via its Locality Representatives, as elected Patient Participation Groups (PPG) at surgery level, feedback local patient concerns and advises on health developments to influence commissioning decisions in Southwark.
To get involved and influence how your practice runs and takes on issues, we advice you find out about your Patient Participation Group at your GP practice and attend the next meeting. If you have any difficulty, please let us know and we will direct you.
Future Meetings: Wednesday 30th Jan 2013 and 24th April 2013, 4pm - 7pm, Govenors Hall, St. Thomas
Future Meetings: 29th January 2013, 26th Feb 2013, 26th March 2013, at 2.30pm - 5.30pm
All meetings are held in the Dulwich Committee Room, Ground Floor, Hambleden Wing, King's College Hospital.
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 3pm - 5pm. Future meetings: Not yet available
Boardroom, Maudsley Hospital
Next Worksteam meeting:
Next meeting: Thursday 7th February 2013 at 4pm, Cambridge House. Topic: King's Midwifery Led Unit, Maternity Commissioning
Come and join our maternity workstream. Share your positive and not so positive experiences and feedback to us! We are looking into the quality and access of maternity services in Southwark. All mothers, grandmothers, fathers, aunts and anyone else interested are encouraged to attend. For more information please call Sec-Chan on 020 7358 7005.
Current priorities include: supporting ongoing developments of a King's Midwifery Led Unit, and monitoring the potential impact on Southwark maternity services from the Trust Special Adminstrator's recommendation proposals.
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LINk Members involved in this Task Group looked into the issues around Access to GPs in Southwark for people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments. A draft report has been drafted. Look under Resources for meeting documents.
For more details contact Alvin Kinch on 0207 358 7005 or email@example.com
Come & meet with other LINk Members looking into the issues surrounding mental health in Southwark.
Current priorities include: changes in psyhcological therapies, Patient and Public involvement structures, Day Centres and personalisation. Look under Resources for more information. For more details contact Alvin on 020 7358 7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are calling and looking for volunteers who are interested in Adult Social Care in Southwark to get involved. You will help to plan and decide how we will do our work.
Current priorities include: the quality of home care servies/help, accessing foot health services (chiropody), and the impact of personal budgets on day care centres.
If so, we want to hear your experiences and feedback. The good and not so good. Your feedback will help us to speak up on your behalf.
A brief summary is available in our December Edition Newsletter. Our draft writeup of the first meeting is available on our Documents Page here
Next meeting: Friday 8th February 2013 at 10.30am , Cambridge House. Topic: ''Planning visits to Dementia - related services in Southwark.''
This workstream focuses on the dementia services in Southwark. So far we have responded the Alzheimer's Society consultation on 'Dementia Friendly Communities' and Southwark Council's proposal to build a new Centre of Excellence for people with Dementia and Complex needs. The centre will mean that two exisitng Day Centres, Southwark Park Road and Fred Francis will close. For more information, please visit our 'Latest News' tab.
Download our Response to the Centre of Excellence Consultation To access the outcome of the consultation click here
Our next focus is building up our knowledge and understanding of dementia related services in Southwark. Come along to our next open meeting to help plan how we can do this, or to share your experiences of dementia services.