London Health and Care Partnership
Who we are
The London Health and Care Partnership includes the Greater London Authority (GLA), London Councils, NHS England and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID).
The Partnership is a network of stakeholders from across the health and care community who are committed to delivering the London Vision. The aim of this Vision is to make London the world’s healthiest global city and the best global city in which to receive health and care services. Our work is also aligned to London’s Health Inequalities Strategy and the aims of the Government’s white paper, Health and Social Care Integration: joining up care for people, places and populations.
One of the ways in which we aim to achieve this is by speeding up the ambition for more joined-up, integrated working across health and care services in London to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in our city. Additional challenges are:
- to attract, train and retain a workforce that supports service transformation;
- a review of the health and care estate in terms of how we use and develop it for the future;
- development of digital technology to improve the delivery of health and care services, and bring Londoners along with us on that journey.
We have been working across individual health and care organisations and systems in London to develop better integrated care, building on experience and learning both prior to and since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The London Vision
The London Vision is a partnership between key stakeholders responsible for delivering health and care services across our city. This includes:
- Mayor of London
- London Councils
- The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and the Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England)
We recognise that, like many big cities, London offers a wealth of opportunities for people to lead happy and healthy lives. However, it also presents issues and challenges to health, including health inequalities.
Access to health and care services shouldn’t depend on who you are, be it your gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or where you live.
The London Vision aims to address these challenges through ten key priorities:
- Reducing childhood obesity
- Improving mental health and progressing towards zero suicides
- Improving tobacco control and reducing consumption
- Improving the health of homeless people
- Supporting Londoners with dementia to live well
- Improving the emotional wellbeing of children and young Londoners
- Improving air quality
- Reducing the prevalence and impact of violence
- Improving services and prevention for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Improving care and support and the end of life