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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 […]

Extended Access in London – A GP Clinical Lead’s Story – Blog

8th September 2019

Dr Siân Howell, GP in Southwark and Clinical Lead for Access in the Transforming Primary Care Team at Healthy London Partnership (HLP) About five years ago, on a miserable and wet evening and after a long day at work, I was sitting with Southwark GP colleagues in a crumbly NHS meeting room, thinking how we […]

London GPs can now refer leading mental health apps for free

4th September 2019

London is to become the first city to enable a majority of its general practitioners (GPs) to refer patients to a series of clinically-proven, commissioned digital therapeutic apps, to support people experiencing the four most common mental health concerns; low mood, stress, sleep and anxiety. The move sees Good Thinking, London’s digital well-being service, in […]