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How social prescribing is improving the lives of Londoners and helping them to thrive

11th October 2018

Amelia Howard, Senior Manager — New Models of Care and Proactive Care Lead at Healthy London Partnership, reflects on how social prescribing is helping to having a positive impact in linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community across London. “In the last 12 months I’ve been on a journey to understand Social Prescribing — what […]

Over 100,000 Londoners take up unique opportunity to boost their wellbeing online

10th October 2018

On 10 October 2018, World Mental Health Day, London’s NHS, London boroughs and Public Health England are pleased to announce that Good Thinking – London’s unique digital mental wellbeing service – has supported over 100,000 Londoners who are looking for personalised new ways to improve their mental wellbeing. Good Thinking launched in November 2017 and […]

Transforming Cancer Services Team shortlisted for two HSJ Awards

24th September 2018

Two Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) for London projects have been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2018. The Pan London Suspected Cancer Referral Form project has been shortlisted in the ‘Optimising Clinical Practice and Systems’ category and a pilot project for primary care prostate follow up of stable prostate patients has been shortlisted in the ‘Redesigning […]

Asthma mind and body: An integrated approach to supporting the health needs of children

7th September 2018

Anto Ingrassia, is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Clinical Lead for the Children & Young People’s Health Partnership describes how emotional and behavioural issues can impact on the treatment and management on asthma. “Physical health and mental health are undeniably interconnected. The care and treatment of physical health problems affects mental health and emotional […]

Social prescribing gains traction at NHS Expo 2018

7th September 2018

Healthy London Partnership’s Proactive Care Team attended the NHS Expo conference in Manchester 5-6 September and hosted a ‘sofa conversation’ about social prescribing along with colleagues from NHS England. It was a good opportunity to meet people from around the country who are similarly passionate about social prescribing and tell them about the great work […]

Asthma and clean air: How does air pollution affect young people with asthma?

7th September 2018

Colette Roach is a project manager in our primary care team. She has recently completed a Master’s in Public Health during which she wrote her dissertation on the effects that air pollution in London has on the development and exacerbations of childhood asthma. Since it’s #AskAboutAsthma right now, we asked her a few questions about […]

Asthma and schools: Simple steps help flag when a child’s asthma is getting out of control

7th September 2018

Heather Hudson, Hounslow School Nurse, shares how a simple intervention of monitoring use of asthma medication at school has helped promote preventative measures and achieve better asthma care management. “Last  September, we  started an asthma audit at Strand on the Green Junior and Strand on the Green Infant School. In the first couple of weeks […]