What Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care does

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What you said

  • Adrian Hopper, Consultant Geriatrician

    It's fantastic that we had the opportunity to co-design the Passport with people with catheters and health and social care professionals.

  • Martin Dadswell, Resilience Interest Group member

    The NHS has kept me alive for 20 years, so that’s why I want to give back.

  • Fiona, Citizen

    It would be nice if they could all work together.

  • Dean Holliday, Local Care Record Change Lead

    Frontline leadership is vital for integrated care to really work.

  • Dr John King, Citizens' Forum member

    Independence means an awful lot of things, to an awful lot of people.

Clinicians looking at computer together

Public meet about Local Care Record

Clinicians and local people from Southwark and Lambeth came together last week to discuss the new Local Care Record system. The public event aimed to highlight the benefits of the [...] Read more

Bose smiling with care home resident

From hospital to care home, and back again

By Bose Adegbola, Older Person's Specialist Nurse, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Increased life-expectancy combined with population growth has naturally led to a rise in the number of [...] Read more

Building on the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Partnership: immediate and future priorities

Message from SLIC Sponsor Board Over the last three years the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) partnership has shown the commitment of leaders, front line staff and citizens to [...] Read more

Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care News - September 2015

The latest edition of Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care News, for citizens and staff working within our partner organisations, has now published. This edition focuses on how some of our [...] Read more

Reducing hospital stays through integrated care

The length of time patients are staying in hospital has been reduced on two wards at St Thomas’ and King’s College hospitals, thanks to the Integrated Hospital Discharge Teams being [...] Read more

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Training course is Good to Go

Good to Go: Enhancing Patient Transfer is a new simulation-based training course for health and social care professionals to improve care transfers of older people with complex needs leaving hospital. It [...] Read more

The King's Fund Integrated Care bulletin editorial - "One system, one budget"

Merav Dover, Chief Officer of Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care, has written the editorial for this month's The King's Fund Integrated Care bulletin (August 2015). The editorial read:   "One system, [...] Read more

Amy Archer on Anne Ward

Extra-care from British Red Cross

Amy Archer plays a very unique role on Anne Ward at St Thomas’ Hospital. Amy is the Discharge Facilitator in the Integrated Hospital Discharge Team currently being tested on the [...] Read more

My Catheter Passport

My Catheter Passport is here

King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, including community services, are launching My Catheter Passport today (Monday 20 July) to improve care for people with catheters. Catheter associated [...] Read more

Video: Introduction to Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care

Watch our new video about the development of integrated care in Southwark and Lambeth by our partnership. Local health and social care professionals and citizens explain why integration is important [...] Read more

Strength and Balance Classes


Across Southwark and Lambeth, falls account for a significant number of fractures, injuries and hospital admissions, amongst people aged 65 and over. It is forecast 5,173 falls and 296 hip [...] Read more

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common in adults – it is estimated half of all women in the UK will have a UTI at least once in their life [...] Read more

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Acute-Care Home Interface

25 per cent of people aged 75 or over are readmitted to hospital within 30 days of being discharged. This percentage can increase when people are discharged from hospital to [...] Read more

Community Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Community Multi-Disciplinary Teams are groups of health, social care, voluntary and community sector professionals that come together to discuss and improve complex care plans of people in Southwark and Lambeth. [...] Read more

Martha and George looking at the Older People's Information Directory on a computer

Older People’s Information Directory

The aim of this project was to create an online directory of clinical, social and voluntary sector support services for older people, carers and health and social care professionals in [...] Read more

Catheter care patient Claudia and  nurse Irene smiling at each other

My Catheter Passport

The aim of the catheter passport is to improve communication and information sharing between health and social care professionals about the management of patients’ catheters. It is hoped that the [...] Read more

Ladies in care home

Mental Health Care Home Intervention Team

The number of elderly residents in care homes that exhibit challenging behaviours related to mental health issues and Dementia is increasing. In many cases care homes are not equipped to [...] Read more

Holistic Assessments

Holistic Assessments are undertaken to proactively identify the care needs of older people in Southwark and Lambeth. These assessments are done by general practice professionals in a GP surgery or [...] Read more

Simplified discharge

Our Simplified Discharge work aims to resolve the issue of people remaining in hospital longer than needed. Many local people have told us they would prefer to be cared for [...] Read more

Integrated Care Managers

The aim of integrated care management is to keep more vulnerable people and those who have complex care requirements well and out of hospital, by improving the co-ordination of care [...] Read more

Mental Health Support for Acute to Community

Two thirds of hospital beds are occupied by people aged over 65 and of these, two thirds have some form of mental health issue, often Dementia. Post-hospital admission mental health [...] Read more

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Recent estimates by the Lambeth and Southwark Action on Malnutrition Project (LAMP) team suggest approximately 16,000 adults in each of the two boroughs are likely to be malnourished or at [...] Read more

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Mavis' story: Strength and Balance

Mavis Adenekan speaks about her experience of the Strength and Balance classes and explains the positive impact they have had on her life. Mavis, 74 years old, says: “I began [...] Read more

William’s story told by Irene Karrouze, Continence Nurse Specialist

The catheter passport is a document full of useful information and contact details for people with catheters, and allows health and social care professionals to keep a record of the [...] Read more

Mary’s story told by Claire Flanagan, Team Leader, Mental Health Care Home Intervention Team

“Mary, aged 100 years old, was referred to us by the care home she had lived in since June 2014, because she was becoming aggressive at random points during the day, [...] Read more

Catheter care patient Claudia and  nurse Irene smiling at each other

Catheter Passport coming soon

King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, including community services, are launching My Catheter Passport next week to improve care for people with catheters. The Passport is a [...] Read more

Care Navigation

This project aims to help local people navigate the health and social care system and enhance the quality of delivery of our three main primary care programmes; through Community Multi-Disciplinary [...] Read more

Resilience Interest Group table discussion

More resilience

Thanks to the progress our Resilience Interest Group has already made and how they want to take resilience forward in Southwark and Lambeth communities, funding has now been approved for [...] Read more

Table discussion about workforce

#CitizensForum social media summary

On 12 May we held our last Citizens' Forum which focused on developing an integrated workforce in Southwark and Lambeth. The Forum was attended by 80 people from across the [...] Read more

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Testing underway at St Thomas’ and King’s

Testing is now underway to improve the hospital discharge process for elderly people on inpatient wards at St Thomas’ and King’s College hospitals. Currently people are staying in hospital longer [...] Read more

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Solving catheter care challenges

People with catheters face many challenges when it comes to the care they receive. On Tuesday 27 January, health and social care professionals, voluntary and community sector colleagues, carers and [...] Read more

Liz drawing the discussions about resilience

Drawing from experience

A local artist helped capture the interesting discussions had at our first Resilience Interest Group. The meeting, held in December, was well attended by about 50 people including: health and [...] Read more

Martin Dadswell

Martin thanks NHS for keeping him alive for over 20 years

Martin Dadswell can’t thank the NHS enough for the care he has received since he was diagnosed with HIV 20 years ago. Martin is now supporting our work to build [...] Read more

Organisational Development for the Voluntary and Community Sector

This project aims to create and implement a structured programme of organisational and workforce development for 15-20 Voluntary Sector Organisations that can contribute to the delivery of our programme priorities. [...] Read more

Age UK helping improve care

We are pleased to announce that we have received funding to work with Age UK to work out how the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and volunteers can help us [...] Read more