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Blog: There’s magic in your smile

7th November 2019

By Lydia Davies, Project Support Officer, Health Innovation Network I’m a young person, a 22-year-old woman living and working in London. I look around City Hall and see many other young women like myself and realise that 1 in 4 of us will experience living with anxiety or depression and 70 per cent of us […]

Self-assessment: A liberating element of digital health

29th October 2019

By Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead, Good Thinking. One in six adults in London will experience mental ill health in any week but almost two-thirds of those in need are not accessing support services. If we are to make London the healthiest city in the world, we need to support people with anxiety, […]

Dealing with the impact of treatment: a spotlight on cancer rehabilitation in London

25th October 2019

As part of breast cancer awareness month, Dr Karen Robb, Macmillan Rehabilitation Clinical Lead, discusses the importance of physiotherapy as part of the wider rehabilitation of people living with and beyond cancer. The recently published Integrated Care System Guidance for Cancer Rehabilitation, produced by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST), and fully funded by Macmillan […]

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 […]

Blood Cancer awareness month – the importance of early diagnosis

17th September 2019

September is Blood Cancer awareness month and we want to highlight the importance of being aware of the signs and understanding that early diagnosis is vital. Around 3,500 people in London are diagnosed each year with some form of blood cancer, and there are more than 22,000 people living with a blood cancer in London. […]

Middlesex Pharmaceutical Group – Inhaler Technique Training Workshops – Blog

17th September 2019

The Middlesex Pharmaceutical Group (MPG) of Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) was asked to make a pledge: What promise could the MPG make (and keep) to help improve the health of patients with asthma, a reversible condition? Let’s take a step back. The MPG is the organisation responsible for LPCs across 9 boroughs of North Central […]

Connecting, Collaborating, Reciprocating – Journeys in the Asthma System

16th September 2019

by Tom Holliday, Paediatric Registrar & Darzi 10 Fellow I never saw myself working in paediatric asthma. As a paediatric registrar working in secondary care, my experience of asthma was as an acute condition. Every winter large numbers of young people would flood into A&E and I would help by treating their acute attack. Either […]

Health Innovation Network publish SIM South London end of year report

12th September 2019

One year on since the first SIM service user joined the programme the Health Innovation Network (HIN) has published the SIM South London End of Year Report. SIM is an innovative mental health transformation programme that provides support to people with serious mental illness that are also high intensity users of public services. SIM is […]

#AskAboutAsthma campaign launches to improve lives for asthma sufferers

9th September 2019

For the third year running, Healthy London Partnership and NHS England (London region), supported by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, are running a campaign #AskAboutAsthma from the 16-22 September, to help improve the lives of those living with asthma in the capital. An estimated 200,000 people in the UK have severe asthma, this is […]