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How Are You?

21st December 2018

New Year is the perfect time to make some changes. Take some time for yourself and try the free #HowAreYou health quiz to get your personalised score, free health tips and advice.

New research reveals prevalence of Londoners living with more than one primary cancer

21st December 2018

Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (TCST) has been working with the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) to analyse the extent to which Londoners diagnosed with cancer are affected by more than one primary cancer. In our latest blog, Sophie Jose, Jason Petit and Liz Price describe their research and how the findings […]

[VIDEO] Partners working together to improve health and care in 2018

18th December 2018

2018 has been another busy year for Healthy London Partnership (HLP). Through successful partnership working across health and care in London, we have helped to deliver on a range of programmes, outputs and achievements spanning primary and community care, secondary care and mental health, as well as those focussed on integration of health and care and […]

Working at scale to support primary care in North East London

20th November 2018

Jane Lindo, Programme Director of Primary Care Transformation in North East London, shares her experiences of working in partnership to transform primary care services. To improve primary care services for the local population, the seven boroughs in North East London (NEL) are working together at scale to provide innovative, first class care to its highly […]

Thrive LDN highlighted as an example of creative, community approach to mental health

7th November 2018

In response to Matt Hancock’s recent announcement, as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, about prevention as an integral part of the NHS’s long term plan, Antonis Kousoulis and Isabella Goldie from the Mental Health Foundation call for a revision in the way we view mental health. They highlight the Thrive LDN movement as an example of citywide leadership directly guiding […]

Five minutes with Sir Sam Everington, Chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council

30th October 2018

Professor Sir Sam Everington, Tower Hamlets GP and Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, has recently been appointed Chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council. Healthy London Partnership caught up with him to chat about his new role and to find out more about his plans to create a ‘health voice for London’. […]

How pharmacies and voluntary organisations are tackling social isolation among older people


29th October 2018

Lydia Shellien-Walker from Ageing Better in Camden explains how they are tackling social isolation and loneliness among older people by drawing on existing skills and resources in the local community as one of fourteen national Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better programmes. “In October 2015, Ageing Better in Camden undertook a two year project which saw […]

Testing new ideas to make our high streets healthier

22nd October 2018

Londoners have identified too many cheap unhealthy food options as one of the top factors making it hard for children to lead healthy lives in the Capital. Here, HLP’s Dominic Jones reflects on the findings of the Healthy High Streets programme, which challenged three London high streets to try new ideas for making our high […]

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 […]