Whittington Health, the integrated care organisation

ContactWhittington Health
Telephone020 7272 3070
Websitehttp://www.whittington.nhs.uk/
AddressThe Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF

Whittington Health, the integrated care organisationWhittingdon Health is an integrated care organisation providing general hospital and community services to 440,000 people living in Islington and Haringey as well as other London boroughs including Barnet, Enfield and Camden.

Whittingdon Health was established in April 2011 following the merger of The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust with NHS Islington and NHS Haringey community health services. It has an income of £281m and more than 4,000 staff delivering care across North London in The Whittington Hospital and from 30 locations in Islington and Haringey.

As one organisation providing both hospital and community services, Whittingdon Health brings high quality services closer to home and speed up communication between community and hospital services, improving our patients’ experience particularly for those who need different levels of care.

Key to the approach is partnering with patients, carers, GPs, social care, mental health and other healthcare providers.

Patients benefit from having a single point of contact rather than dealing with different contacts, providing different services. This ensures that patients feel better supported and listened to.

In this presentation below Louise Restrick, Integrated Consultant Respiratory Physician, Whittington Hospital and NHS Islington, provides an overview of Whittington Health and shows how clinical leads have led the transformational change towards an integrated care organisation.