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Clean Air Day – Breathing new life into London’s air

18th June 2019

Thursday, 20 June 2019 is Clean Air Day, and Sara Nelson, deputy director of transformation for children and young people at Healthy London Partnership, is asking NHS Trusts and Londoners, to get involved in improving air quality in our city. London suffers from high levels of air pollution, and has the highest levels of nitrogen […]

Bringing together data to better understand people living with a cancer in London

29th May 2019

Developed by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) partnership with Public Health England (PHE)1, the London Prevalence Dashboard brings together 2017 cancer prevalence data to better understand people living in London with a cancer diagnosis. We know that 70% of people affected by cancer have at least one long term condition (Macmillan, 2015) and that […]

A school governor’s view on mental health in schools

23rd May 2019

Sharon Long, a school governor in Lewisham, talks about the importance of London-wide approach to delivering early intervention to support staff in schools and colleges. We all know the impact of mental health on children, young people and families, in London, 9% of 5-19-year olds have a mental health disorder. In schools, this manifests in many […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 12-18 May 2019: Positive body image

13th May 2019

Sylvia Mac, positive body champion and online voice of www.LoveDisfigure.com, explains her journey towards healthy self-esteem and the power of positive body image At the age of 3, I was hospitalized from an accident at home falling into boiling water. After surviving life support, I went on to have numerous surgical procedures and operations. Every […]

Family Group Conferences – a different approach to support adults who are homeless

8th May 2019

Tim Fisher and Susan Harrison have been using the ‘Family Group Conference’ (FGC) method to support people experiencing homelessness in Camden. Here they explain how this different approach offers opportunities to build and renew a sense of home and community for adults who’ve been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. What are Family […]

New programme launched for armed forces personnel seriously wounded in conflict

2nd May 2019

The Armed Forces personnel in transition, Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans Framework (IPC4V) is a new personalised care approach for the small number of Armed Forces personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions that are attributable to injury whilst in Service. Developed by NHS England with the Ministry of Defence […]

How can you tell if you’re about to burn out?

10th April 2019

April is #StressAwarenessMonth in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been discovering: do people always know when they’re stressed? “At Good Thinking we wanted to dig a little deeper into stress. Do people always know when they’re stressed? The answer was quite surprising. And when we look […]

Transforming our workforce with Primary Care Navigators

3rd April 2019

  Dr Jackie Tavabie, Project Clinical Lead at OHSEL and GP Education Lead at Bromley CCG,  writes about improving healthcare delivery by implementing a novel approach to non-clinical workforce development in a primary care setting. Demand and expectation of health care is increasing as more people are living longer, with many suffering from long-term, complex […]

Giving cancer rehabilitation the profile it deserves and needs

29th March 2019

London’s Transforming Cancer Services Team’s (TCST) first ever competition for cancer rehabilitation services in the London and West Essex region received 22 very strong entries. The competition’s categories focused on the provision of personalised cancer care. In our latest blog, Sophie Lansdowne, project manager for personalised care for cancer, talks about what inspired the competition […]