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Education Mental Health Practitioner – Blog

21st November 2019

By Merry Wright, West London EMHP I am a trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP), one of the first EMHPs to be trained across the country, under a national programme to increase the workforce of child and young people early intervention mental health practitioners.  My role as a trainee EMHP makes up the frontline of […]

Dr Phillipa Hyman from TCST wins a Macmillan Professional Excellence Award

18th November 2019

Dr Phillipa Hyman, Macmillan Clinical Health Lead and Clinical Psychologist from the Transforming Cancer Services Team at Healthy London Partnership has won a Macmillan Professional Excellence Award for excellence in integrated care. The annual awards ceremony hosted by Macmillan recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution that professionals make to cancer services on a local, regional […]

Social prescribing: new national academy set up

14th November 2019

Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services. This can include activities such as art and singing classes. The National Academy for Social Prescribing will work to: standardise the quality and range of social prescribing available to patients across the country increase awareness of […]

Link Worker Learning launches online training

11th November 2019

Support of social prescribing link workers in primary care networks has stepped up another gear this month, with the launch of the first online learning module. The training can be accessed through Health Education England’s e-LfH hub https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/social-prescribing/. A team of regional learning coordinators has also been appointed to support link workers locally. There is […]

London Perinatal Mental Health Network celebrates HSJ nomination

7th November 2019

London Perinatal Mental Health Network narrowly missed out on a prestigious award at the worlds most fiercely contested health service awards now in their 39th year. London Perinatal Mental Health Network which provides professional forums to promote engagement; sharing of best practice by addressing system challenges, was shortlisted for the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign […]

Blog: There’s magic in your smile

7th November 2019

By Lydia Davies, Project Support Officer, Health Innovation Network I’m a young person, a 22-year-old woman living and working in London. I look around City Hall and see many other young women like myself and realise that 1 in 4 of us will experience living with anxiety or depression and 70 per cent of us […]

Self-assessment: A liberating element of digital health

29th October 2019

By Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead, Good Thinking. One in six adults in London will experience mental ill health in any week but almost two-thirds of those in need are not accessing support services. If we are to make London the healthiest city in the world, we need to support people with anxiety, […]

Dealing with the impact of treatment: a spotlight on cancer rehabilitation in London

25th October 2019

As part of breast cancer awareness month, Dr Karen Robb, Macmillan Rehabilitation Clinical Lead, discusses the importance of physiotherapy as part of the wider rehabilitation of people living with and beyond cancer. The recently published Integrated Care System Guidance for Cancer Rehabilitation, produced by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST), and fully funded by Macmillan […]

New £3 million HIV improvement fund from Fast-Track Cities London

18th October 2019

Fast-Track Cities London is an international initiative to end the global AIDS epidemic by 2030, signed by the four London partners in 2018; London Councils, Public Health England, NHS England and the Mayor of London. From today, Friday 18 October 2019 organisations can apply to the Fast-Track Cities London £3 million HIV improvement fund. The […]