Transforming Services Together
Transforming Services Together was established in September 2014 to improve the local health and social care economy in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest – in line with the challenges of the NHS Five Year Forward View, local and regional plans and guidance. At its centre is partnership working between commissioners, hospitals, community and mental health providers and primary and social care.
The NHS in east London faces a huge challenge. In 15 years we will have an extra 270,000 residents – equivalent to another London borough. Many people receive excellent care, but some of our services need to improve. The health of our residents could be better too, with life expectancy in parts of east London worse than the England average. A whole-system, transformational change is needed.
We want to:
- help patients to be in control of their own health so they lead longer and healthier lives
- provide more co-ordinated health, social and mental health care in our communities
- improve hospital services and primary care services, including GPs
- ensure our budget is spent in the best way to provide a more sustainable health service
- address inequalities
We are presently going through a refresh of the programme to respond to changes in East London and the development of the East London Healthcare Partnership (ELHCP). The programme continues to make transformative improvements in workforce, diagnostics, outpatient, maternity, surgical and ambulatory care. We will update the information once the refresh has been completed.
For more information of how you can become involved contact the TST PMO on Wfccg.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans have been published in a Strategy and Investment Case, and between 29 February and 31 May 2016 comments were invited at a wide range of events and meetings. These responses to the proposals will be incorporated into an engagement report that will ensure people’s views are taken into consideration as we move to the implementation phase of the programme.
You can also still email with any comments or questions about TST.