Towards a Healthier Tower Hamlets: health and wellbeing strategy launched

The Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board launched Towards a Healthier Tower Hamlets – the borough’s health and wellbeing strategy – this week, providing a framework to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.

Developed with input from local residents, carers, health professionals and patient groups, the three-year strategy looks to address existing health and social care needs, identify new partnerships and provide appropriate support and services.

The key priorities for the strategy are maternity and early years, healthy lives, mental health and long-term conditions and cancer, across all stages of life. It includes clear targets and action plans to improve health locally and ensure a high quality of treatment, services, support and advice.

The strategy is based on evidence from the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) developed by the council and health partners to inform the future planning and commissioning of services.

The Health and Wellbeing Board consists of members from Tower Hamlets Council, Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, East London Foundation Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust, Tower Hamlets Housing Forum and representatives from the voluntary and community sector.

Read the Health & Wellbeing Newsletter for March.