Southwark is a diverse, vibrant and growing borough of almost 300,000 people. In comparison to other places in England, Southwark is relatively younger, more densely populated and more deprived. In north Southwark there are over 190 thousand registered patients at our 20 GP practices. This includes 100 thousand patients registered at 12 practices in Borough and Walworth and 80 thousand patients registered at eight practices in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.
There are real challenges in north Southwark and too many people live with preventable ill health, or die early. Some of the main issues that face our population are; health inequalities, heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, mental health, obesity, admission of older people into hospital and accessing GP appointments.
Quay Health Solutions is committed to improving the health of our residents through providing high quality services and working closely with NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to consider how else we can support our local population. You can see the Southwark Five Year Forward view on NHS Southwark CCG’s website.