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OHSEL-STP-southwark_618x315.jpgThe local NHS is holding a series of events for the public to hear about health and care services locally 

The ideas to be discussed at the events are part of Our Healthier South East London – the sustainability and transformation plan for Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark – which aims to help people lead healthier, longer lives and ensure the NHS makes the best use of the money available.

We want as many residents as possible to come along, find out about the plans and discuss what this will mean for local services.

The health and care issues we are looking at include: how we can improve community care and care outside hospital; how different parts of the health and care system can work better together to give people the care they need; how we can best meet the rising demand for services from a growing and ageing population and respond to the financial pressures this places on the NHS; and crucially, what more can we do to stop people becoming unwell. 

 There are six events, one in each borough in south east London. Our Healthier Southwark takes place on 11 July 2017, 5-8pm, Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road.

 Each event will have a number of stalls looking at major areas of health and care and how services locally and south east London are changing. These include local community care, urgent and emergency care, services for families (maternity and for children and young people), planned care, mental health services and how we can better use technology. Visitors can walk around and spend as much or as little time as they wish finding out more information and asking questions.

 At the end of the event a panel of local clinicians and experts will answer questions.

 Anyone interested can just drop in on the day or, for further information in advance, confirm attendance by:

Read more about how we have been working to improve health and care services at www.ourhealthiersel.nhs.uk