Working in partnership
To achieve our vision we work alongside other health practitioners from nursing, pharmacy and secondary care and local partner organisations such as Healthwatch Croydon, the community and voluntary sector, Croydon Council and the Croydon Health and Wellbeing board.
Involving patients and the public
A key component of our work is ensuring that we involve patients, carers and the public in our commissioning decisions. We have established a framework for patient and public engagement that will ensure patient and community views are integral to our commissioning work.
Healthwatch Croydon is the independent champion of local people working to improve health and social care services. Find out more at the Healthwatch Croydon website.
Community, voluntary sector and faith organisations
We are developing relationships with Croydon’s many local support groups as part of its voluntary sector strategy. We work with Croydon Voluntary Action who are the key umbrella organisation for the voluntary sector in Croydon.
South West London Collaborative Commissioning Programme
The six CCGs in South West London have recognised the need to come together, to align priorities that are of common interest to all six organisations. We are all working with NHS England, who commission specialised and primary care services, to deliver a five-year strategy for the local NHS.
South East Commissioning Support Unit
South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU) provides support services to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS England and health and care providers. Services range from finance and information governance through to acute contract management and health informatics. SECSU supports 28 CCGs across London and the south east, serving a population of 6.7 million.
SECSU is an important partner of NHS Croydon CCG as we believe there are synergies to be gained from collaboration and shared services across NHS bodies.
Health and Wellbeing board
We work with other organisations from across Croydon as part of the Health and Wellbeing Board. The Board’s focus is on improving health and wellbeing so that individuals and communities are able to live healthier lives, have better health outcomes, and have a better experience of using the health and care system.
Integrated Commissioning Unit
In partnership with the London Borough of Croydon we have established an Integrated Commissioning Unit to better commission health and social care which will lead to better outcomes for people.
We work collaboratively with the public health commissioners in Croydon Council to deliver joint priorities as set out in the health and wellbeing strategy and ensure the best health outcomes for local people.