The online consultation for the joint health and wellbeing strategy is now closed. We had responses from a range of individuals, organisations and businesses in Westminster and those who are interested in the future of Westminster.
Find out more about local health and social care priorities in our Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2017 to 2022. The strategy sets out how we will deliver services to help people in Westminster live a healthy life.
The strategy focuses on prevention and early intervention.
The priorities are:
The strategy has been produced by the council, Central and West London Clinical Commissioning Groups, Healthwatch and the voluntary and community sector with your input. The implementation will be overseen by the Health and Wellbeing Board.
An implementation plan will be in place by early spring 2017. Details will be available on this webpage.
We will update you on the progress of this implementation every 2 months.
Access to local healthcare services determines your health and wellbeing, along with other factors including your environment, community and lifestyle choices.
We want to transform health and care in Westminster to address our unique health challenges.
In Westminster, life expectancy varies depending on where you live. Children are more likely to be overweight and experience poor mental health than children elsewhere in London.
By 2033, we expect a 56% increase in diagnoses of conditions associated with ageing, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
View our proposals which are part of a wider health and care plan for North West London. This is called the North West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan, which cover 8 boroughs, including Westminster.
The councils are working with the NHS to transform health and care to focus on prevention, self-care, wellbeing and effective community care outside of hospitals.
Your feedback in our consultation will feed into this wider plan. Find out more.
We have highlighted four priorities that we will focus on over the next 5 years.
We want to help people make positive choices to improve their health including:
Children in Westminster are more likely to be overweight, have poor dental health, and suffer from mental health issues.
To ensure that all children and young people are given the best start in life, we will focus on:
Westminster has a rapidly ageing population. Diagnoses of long-term conditions associated with ageing, such as dementia, will see a significant increase. Over 2,600 people in Westminster will have dementia by 2030.
Evidence suggests multiple long-term conditions are more common in poor areas of Westminster.
We will act early to tackle risk factors and ensure that people receive the best care and support, focusing on:
Nearly half of all health issues for under-65s are related to mental illnesses. Westminster has more people receiving mental health social care services than neighbouring areas.
We will improve metal health in Westminster, by focusing on:
To deliver our bold vision for health and care, we will need to create an integrated health and care system.
We will focus on: