Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) is the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) for south east London.

We aim to address three problems in local healthcare:

  • The health and wellbeing gap – people should be helped to lead healthier and longer lives
  • The care and quality gap – variation in the accessibility and quality of care should be improved
  • The funding and efficiency gap – the NHS must become more efficient and make better use of the money available


In south east London, we have an NHS that we are very proud of. But the NHS has to adapt and change to be fit for the next five years.

OHSEL was first established in 2013, by local health commissioners, to promote and develop more integrated, out-of-hospital and preventative care. Because of this, we have well-established transformation programmes with integrated patient, public and clinical involvement.

Since 2015, and the creation of STPs, OHSEL now includes managers and clinicians from NHS trusts, local council representatives and other stakeholders, all working together to ensure a sustainable future for NHS services in the area.

OHSEL represents a range of complex projects at different stages in their development. Our plans are the result of several years of discussion between patients, members of the public, doctors, nurses and other clinicians from different settings, council representatives, local and national commissioners and many others.


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Our aims

We aim to improve the health of people in south east London, reduce health inequalities and deliver a healthcare system which is clinically and financially sustainable.

By 2021, we will:

  • support people to be in control of their physical and mental health and have a greater say in their own care
  • help people to live independently and know what to do when things go wrong
  • help communities to support each other
  • make sure primary care services are sustainable and consistently excellent and have an increased focus on prevention
  • reduce variation in outcomes and address inequalities by raising the standards in our health service
  • develop joined up care so that people receive the support they need when they need it
  • deliver services that meet the same high quality standards whenever and wherever care is provided
  • spend our money wisely, to deliver better outcomes and avoid waste
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