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EVOLVING HIV CARE

Working together as an HIV community to make sure care and services are ready for the future.

As NHS services begin their recovery planning, following lots of changes due to the pandemic, there will be review and reflection on what has worked and what hasn’t.

During this time it’s likely that services will start to look at how things are run in the future. London’s Integrated Care Systems (groups of organisations from the NHS and Local Authorities) are also coming together to plan services in each area of London.

Given this unique moment in time NHS England’s London HIV Clinical Forum asked London’s Fast-Track Cities Initiative to convene a task and finish group and community advisory group.

The aim of these groups was to develop key priorities to support the newly forming Integrated Care Systems in London, to plan HIV services. This will give providers and commissioners a clear steer on the care and services people living with HIV will need in the future.

We set up a task and finish group and community advisory group to work with the London HIV Clinical Forum to create the Evolving the care of people living with HIV in London report.

The task and finish group brought together clinical representatives from each area in London with people from other organisations in London and people living with HIV. The community advisory group was made up of 16 people living with HIV from different backgrounds to work with the task and finish group. Two members of the community advisory group joined the task and finish group to connect both of them up. We held a series of workshops with both groups to explore the key themes in detail.

This report aims to build on the world-leading success of London on its path towards zero new HIV transmissions, zero preventable deaths, zero stigma and people living well with HIV.

HIV has the potential to become the blueprint for how we care for long term conditions in London in the future.

You can read the final report here: Evolving the care of people living with HIV in London.

If you have any questions please contact hlp.londonftci@nhs.net.