Health and Care Plan for Kingston
The NHS, Kingston Council, voluntary sector and Healthwatch have launched a two-year plan to meet the health and care needs of people living in Kingston. The Kingston Health and Care Plan, which has been developed with local people, aims to give everyone the best start in life, help people to live healthier lives and be better connected to their local community.
This new partnership plan will help patients get better care and support and help them to avoid having to re-tell their story every time they encounter a new health or social care service. It will also ensure that different parts of the system share appropriate information to help improve the care local people receive.
Find out more and download the full plan.
Annual public health reports
One of the key roles of Public Health is to provide good quality information on the health needs of local people to assist local organisations in providing or commissioning services for local people. The information should also be made freely available to members of the public
Directors of Public Health are responsible for producing annual reports on the health of the local population which contain recommendations for improving health. In Kingston, a themed approach has been taken.
Kingston Data Observatory
For an overview of health and wellbeing in the borough, the Kingston Data Observatory have produced health profiles with data from national statistics and surveys.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Another important information source is the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), which is now co-produced with the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This consists of detailed documents that address a wide range of issues.
To find out more, see Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a key document that will be used to prioritise and underpin the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a key local tool which provides a detailed review of the needs for pharmaceutical services of the population of The Royal Borough of Kingston.
The council has now published its first PNA. To find out more, see Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which runs from 2017 to 2021, focuses on prevention and early intervention, as well as ensuring that Kingston residents have access to high quality, joined up services. To find out more, see our Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.