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London joins Fast-Track Cities initiative to reduce new HIV infections

11th January 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, signed the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the AIDS Epidemic, along with borough leaders, Public Health England and NHS England on Wednesday 10 January. Their ambition is to cut rates of new HIV infection in the capital and eliminate discrimination and stigma associated with the condition. London has already […]

Good Thinking service offers more mental health support for Londoners

11th January 2018

Londoners experiencing sleep difficulties, anxiety, low mood and stress are now being directed towards self-care support as the Good Thinking digital wellbeing service enters its latest testing phase.  Two million Londoners will experience mental ill health this year however 75% of Londoners with depression and anxiety do not receive any treatment at all. The London Health […]

Thrive LDN reaches 15.5 million people

10th January 2018

  Thrive LDN has published a report on the early findings from its ‘Are we OK London?’ campaign which launched in July to start an open conversation with Londoners about mental health and wellbeing. The report provides an overview of the engagement achieved so far and the feedback from Londoners to help identify any gaps […]

Health and care leaders work together to implement devolution

8th January 2018

The signing of the London Health and Care Devolution Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by London, national partners and central government on 16 November marked a significant milestone for the future of health and care. The devolution deal confirmed the commitment to accelerate health and care transformation for the benefit of all Londoners through the delegation […]

Huge improvements for people experiencing a mental health crisis at London’s first 24/7 staffed ‘Place of Safety’ pilot

15th December 2017

 Findings from the first 24/7 staffed ‘place of safety’ to implement London’s section 136 pathway and Health Based Place of Safety specification has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from users of mental health crisis services and has shown significant improvement in the pressure often experienced by the police, paramedics, A&E departments and the sites themselves. […]

London GP extended access services

11th December 2017

From Monday 11 December 2017 a public marketing campaign about GP extended access services is running for the two weeks to Christmas and then again for two weeks from 2 January 2018. The marketing mix will include digital, radio and print advertising across London and is part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign. GP […]

Know your NHS this winter  #staywellLondon

8th December 2017

In London over 200,000 people work for the NHS and chances are if you’re one of them, you’re always being asked advice by friends and family about where to go and what to do. Did you know: 40% of people in A&E have spoken to a friend or family member who works for the NHS. […]

#AskAboutAsthma from vision to reality

22nd November 2017

Our many thanks to those who took part in our #AskAboutAsthma campaign The #AskAboutAsthma campaign set out a vision for the transformation of asthma care for children and young people across London. An event was held on 21 November 2017 that brought together people from across the system who are beginning to turn the vision into […]

Landmark devolution deal to improve health and care across the capital

16th November 2017

Devolution will bring health and care services closer together The NHS in London will be incentivised to sell unused land and buildings, with money reinvested in health and care, community and public services Surplus land will be available to develop more housing A ground-breaking devolution deal that will lead to improvements in health and care […]

Devolution deal marks major milestone in health and care for Londoners

16th November 2017

Dr Marc Rowland, Chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council and Lewisham CCG, on how devolution will pave the way for improving the health and ​wellbeing of all Londoners The signing of the landmark London Health and Care Devolution Memorandum of Understanding marks a major milestone in our on-going efforts to make London the healthiest major global city. […]