Greenwich has a solid history of partnership working. We believe that health in the borough can only be improved by working effectively with partners and fully engaging clinicians to work with local communities and patients to co-design services for the future.
Our key partners include local people and patients, Greenwich GP practices, Royal Borough of Greenwich, independent contractors, Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare Trust, London Ambulance Service, the Department of Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Healthwatch Greenwich.
In September 2014, Greenwich was named as one of only five areas in the country to be fast-tracked for funding from the £3.8billion Better Care Fund (BCF). Nationally, the BCF is one of the most ambitious ever programmes across the NHS and local government, creating a local single pooled budget to incentivise the NHS and local government to work more closely together around people, placing their wellbeing as the focus of health and care services. Under the BCF, the NHS and local authority in Greenwich will pool a minimum of £7.9m in 2014/15 across NHS and social care budgets
A major feature of Greenwich's Better Care Fund (BCF) initiative is Greenwich Coordinated Care, which is jointly delivered by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, NHS Greenwich CCG, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and the local voluntary sector.
Our main local hospital is Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, which is one of two hospitals run by Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare Trust.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich
London SE18 4QH
Other local hospitals used by Greenwich residents include:
Public health in Greenwich
Public health in Greenwich is now part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Public Health will continue to work with local commissioners to plan and provide local services that aim to reduce health inequalities and improve the health of Greenwich residents.
Local mental health service providers
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich, community health services in Bexley and Greenwich and specialist services to Greenwich and Kent prisons.
We have Joint Commissioning arrangements with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in respect of:
- Mental health
- Learning disabilities
- Older adults and memory services
- Children and adolescent mental health services
- Drug and alcohol Services
Community services are delivered in a variety of locations, including in GP practices, health centres, schools, community buildings and in patient's homes. In Greenwich these are supplied by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust