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London is going all out to support the 70-day end PJ paralysis challenge

20th April 2018

If you were in your last 1,000 days, how many of these would you want to spend in a healthcare setting? This is the basis for the largest ever national healthcare campaign, launched by Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England and Regional Director for NHS England – London, to get people up, dressed […]

Segmented analysis of the pathways for colorectal and lung cancer

12th April 2018

The London Transforming Cancer Services Team has been have been working with Public Health England on a project to assess the typical pathways for people diagnosed with colorectal or lung cancer in London. The aim was to get a better understanding of the pathways and the unique challenges affecting the 62-day cancer waits standard. Two […]

Are you struggling to recover from last year’s terror attacks in London?

26th March 2018

Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Idit Albert explains how the NHS is working to help anyone who is struggling following the attacks last year to get the help they need. Terrorist incidents can have a lasting impact on people. People who lost loved ones, those who were injured, people who were at the incident as well as […]

NHS mental health support for people affected by the London terror attacks

15th March 2018

The NHS is promoting a free, confidential mental health service to help people affected by the 2017 London terrorist attacks in Westminster, Finsbury Park, London Bridge and Parsons Green. It is focused on helping people directly affected by the four incidents such as survivors, witnesses, the bereaved, immediate family members and emergency responders, who may […]

IAPT Hackathon; the digital case for a happier London

26th February 2018

On 6 February 2018, health and care professionals from across London came together for a digital hackathon to explore ways to use digital innovations to improve access to psychological therapies and outcomes in mental health care. Download the visual diary of the day. A huge case exists for improving access to psychological therapies and as such […]

The homelessness and brain injury project

23rd February 2018

Leigh Andrews, Founder of Change Communication, writes about a project that aims to support rough sleepers in London who have experienced a brain injury. Your brain controls everything you think, feel, say and do. Reading this blog and perhaps enjoying a coffee? Your brain is seeing, recognising and remembering what the letters mean. It is […]

Fast food shops and businesses pilot ideas to make high streets healthier

22nd February 2018

Healthy London Partnership is working with fast food shops, business owners, entrepreneurs, charities and young people to pilot their ideas for making high streets in Haringey, Lambeth and Southwark healthier for children and young people. The Healthy High Streets Challenge invited people who work, live and play around three London high streets to submit their […]

Transforming NHS estate in London

5th February 2018

The London Estates Board has recently moved into the second phase of its operation. This marks an important milestone in the journey to transform NHS estate in London. London’s health and care estate faces quality and utilisation challenges of a scale unparalleled elsewhere in the country. However, there are also significant opportunities to realise better […]