Transforming Services Together sets out to improve and modernise healthcare services across three London boroughs – Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest – addressing inequalities, helping patients take control of their own health and tackling the problems faced by health services across the area. 

This area of east London has a growing and ageing population, with 270,000 more residents – the equivalent of a new borough or a city the size of Southampton – expected to arrive in the next 15 years.  

TST seeks to avoid a projected deficit of more than £400 million across the three boroughs in just over a decade. If no changes are made, 550 more hospital beds would be required, which is unaffordable and not the best way to provide services for local people.