​Vision, values and mission


Our vision:

The CCG will work to achieve the best possible health outcomes for Southwark people. The vision for services commissioned on behalf of Southwark's population is that they function to ensure:

  • People live longer, healthier, happier lives no matter what their situation in life
  • The gap in life expectancy between the richest and the poorest in our population continues to narrow
  • The care local people receive is high quality, safe and accessible
  • The services we commission are responsive and comprehensive, integrated and innovative, and delivered in a thriving and financially viable local health economy
  • We make effective use of the resources available to us and always act to secure the best deal for Southwark


Our values:

We continue to be guided by the founding principle of the NHS - that good healthcare should be available to all, free at the point of delivery.

  • We place patients, health improvement and quality at the heart of everything we do
  • We are honest and open about the actions and decisions we take
  • We are accountable to the public and recognise our responsibility to act in the best interests of the population we serve
  • Our decisions are evidence based, fair and make best use of the resources we have available to us
  • We act responsibly as a public sector organisation and are committed to working in partnership with local government, voluntary organisations and the wider community to ensure a united approach to tackling the wider determinants of poor health in Southwark.

Our mission:

The CCG's mission – or overarching purpose – is to commission high quality services that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Southwark residents and result in a reduction in health inequalities.The CCG will ensure commissioning for our population will be:

  • Evidence based
  • Focused on clinical outcomes and high quality standards of care
  • Led by local frontline healthcare professionals
  • Determined by local need
  • Informed by genuine patient and public engagement, and
  • Result in more information and choice for patients