Joined-up care a winner in east London

Health and social care organisations across east London are delighted to announce that their plans for greatly improved care for the elderly, people with long term conditions and those with poor mental health, will now form part of a Pioneer Award backed by the Department of Health.

Three clinical commissioning groups across east London (Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest), together with University College of London partners, local councils, Barts Health NHS Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust, North East London NHS Foundation Trust and their health and social care provider services want patients to experience more joined up, patient focused care. The organisations involved will work together to integrate the way that care works for local people with complex care needs.

With the number of people in England and Wales with more than one long term condition such as diabetes, asthma or dementia set to rise from 1.9 million in 2008 to 2.9 million in 2018 combined with increasing pressures on A