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#AskAboutAsthma campaign encourages Londoners to improve lives for asthma sufferers

23rd September 2019

For the third year running, Healthy London Partnership and NHS England (London region), supported by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, successfully launched the #AskAboutAsthma campaign from the 16-22 September, to help improve the lives of those living with asthma in the capital. The campaign was launched to coincide with children and young people returning […]

Hillingdon’s children’s asthma team approach the busiest time of the year – Blog

20th September 2019

Alison Summerfield, Nurse Consultant – Paediatric Respiratory & Allergy We now have sixty-nine schools (both state and independent) within the borough that are certified as “Asthma Friendly”. Asthma friendly status is awarded annually to those schools who have  achieved our set criteria based on the London Asthma Standards. Named ‘Asthma Champion’ – individual responsible for […]

Raising awareness for Falls Awareness Week by sitting down

19th September 2019

You may be aware that Falls Awareness Week starts next week from 23rd to 29th September and HLP are starting the campaign with some information about Chair Yoga – an accessible and safe exercise to improve strength and balance. You can see the presentation about this valuable activity here. Benefits of chair yoga Chair yoga […]

Woodburning poses a serious risk to health – Blog

19th September 2019

Health writer, editor and clean air advocate Penny Hosie says woodburning stoves should be taken seriously as an asthma trigger. Here she explains why Several years ago, when my children were young, I visited my sister in Cornwall shortly after Christmas. It was a long drive and my eldest daughter, then aged 7,  was at […]

Young Londoners set to take over City Hall for World Mental Health Day festival

18th September 2019

Thrive LDN is working in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team to take over City Hall for an ­all-day young Londoner-led festival to mark World Mental Health Day (WMHD) 2019. Taking place throughout the public spaces of City Hall on Thursday, 10 October 2019, the festival will see various activities during the course of […]

Multi-agency Mental Health Act training Evaluation

18th September 2019

In 2017, London’s Crisis Care Programme developed multiagency training sessions to support the preparation of local systems for section 136 (s136) Mental Health Act (MHA) legislation changes in November 2017. These were initially held in each of London’s mental health trusts and at London Ambulance Service (LAS). The training focused on MHA and aligning local […]

General Practice Improvement Leads Programme

18th September 2019

***Applications open October 2019*** for the London regional cohort, starting January 2020 The General Practice Improvement Leads programme is designed for those working in general practice, including GPs, practice managers, nurses, reception managers and senior administrators. It is a successful personal development programme with small cohorts of up to 35 people, to build confidence and […]

Emergency Asthma Inhalers in Schools

18th September 2019

by Richard Chavasse, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician Children and young people (CYP) spend a significant proportion of their time at school. The school environment exposes children and young people to a number of common triggers for asthma, it is therefore important that they have their reliever treatment on hand in case of an emergency. It is […]