Better Services Better Value (BSBV)

Better Services Better Value was launched in May 2011 to review NHS health services across south west London and was led by local doctors, nurses and health professionals. It was later expanded in November 2012 to include Epsom and the surrounding area.

In February 2014, the chairs of the six CCGs issued a statement proposing not to continue with BSBV. Instead they will work together under the umbrella name of South West London Collaborative Commissioning to develop a 5 year strategy for the NHS in south west London. The strategy will address the same challenges that BSBV identified but will be widened to include community and primary care and mental health. Therefore, the Better Services, Better Value Programme (BSBV) is expected to conclude in March 2014.

This website is no longer being updated but you can still click on the pages and links to read about the BSBV programme. Follow @SWLCCGS on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news from the NHS across south west London.

Update – Joint Statement from the chairs of the six SW London Clinical Commissioining Groups  


The Chairs of the six south west London CCGs – Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth – issued a joint statement on 18 February 2014, proposing a new approach to addressing the challenges set out by the Better Services Better Value (BSBV) programme and NHS England’s Call to Action.

The Chairs have recommended that the BSBV programme does not continue, and this is the recommendation they will make to their governing bodies. However, they unanimously support the clinical case for change and propose to use the detailed analysis provided by BSBV to plan their future strategy

This approach will be discussed by CCGs at their board meetings in public in March 2014.

You can read the CCG Chairs’ statement here


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Previous updates can be found under the News section of this website.