North London Partners in health and care

Helen's message February 2020

It’s hard to believe that January has flown by and we are now into the second month of 2020. Even though we are still at the beginning of a new year and new decade I want to take a moment to reflect.
Approximately 1.5 million people live in North Central London and 40 per cent of residents are aged under 30 years. By the time these young people reach their sixties in the decades 2050 onwards, health and social care services will be delivered very differently from today. 
It has been a North London Partners priority since it was formed in 2017 to ensure that the health and wellbeing systems we design are resident-focussed, sustainable, and positioned to cope with increasing demands. The programmes and progress outlined in this newsletter show that our commitment to these values continue.

You can read more in this edition about how GP practices in Barnet and Enfield are transforming how they care for patients using Health Information Exchange, a way of joining up health and care information across the organisations that deliver care.
Across NCL, our partners are coming together to look at how we can update and renew our 19th and 20th century buildings to ensure they meet the requirements of this century: - with a focus on being accessible, flexible, smart, green and sustainable.

As you may know I am moving on to new roles in health and social care at the end of February 2020. It has been a pleasure to work with colleagues and partners across North Central London over the past three years. Many thanks to everyone for their support and best wishes for the future.

Helen Pettersen, North London Partners in Health and Care Convenor