70 Years of the NHS NHS Kingston

Health and care plan event 2018

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In November 2018 we held an event which brought together health and care frontline staff, local people and representatives from lots of different community organisations to talk about what’s important for health and care in Kingston. 

We talked about the kinds of things which no single organisation can achieve alone – like combating childhood obesity and supporting people with diabetes. We used a framework (PDF) to recruit paid members of the public selected primarily by age, gender, ethnicity, where they live in the borough, long term conditions (if any), age of children (if any), and if they provide unpaid care for someone that has a condition that limits their daily activity. Discussions were centred on whether we are focusing on the right areas for Kingston, and how to ensure the action we take has maximum impact for local people.

There was great energy and fresh ideas in the room. It was clear that people were passionate about health and care in our borough and wanted to support us.

You can watch a video of the event which captured the feeling of the day.

What's next?

We are using the ideas generated during the event as we develop our Kingston Health and Care Plan. We’ll be publishing progress on our plans for discussion in spring 2019.  

We will use this discussion document to continue the conversation - and start talking to people about how to put ideas into action. 

We’ll be speaking to the communities most involved in and affected by what is included in the discussion document. For example, we’ll be working with young people, their parents and teachers on anything proposed around children and young people’s mental health. 

To support the development of our local plan, we will also be looking to the similar priorities around prevention and early intervention that have been published in the NHS long-term plan, issued recently by the Government. We’ll be discussing the key parts of this and how it fits with our own local plan with people in Kingston in early 2019.  

What we heard

“I felt there was a genuine interest from key individuals, driving this initiative.”

“There was a real feeling that something must be done. Now is the time for action and motivating residents, businesses, schools and services to jointly collaborate for the benefit of Kingston borough.”

“With all the good ideas and suggestions, the systems would greatly improve standards and speed things up for people who need help and support as well.”


The event was co-designed by the Kingston Health and Care Partnership and was sponsored by the Kingston Health and Wellbeing Board.

If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to keep up to date with this work, you can contact us on kingstonccg.engage@swlondon.nhs.uk


Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

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