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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 […]

It’s World Sleep Day on 15 March 2019

12th March 2019

It’s World Sleep Day on Friday 15 March 2019, so when Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, says, “We really need to talk about sleep,” we sit up and listen: “As World Sleep Day approaches, spare a thought for those who did not sleep well last night, especially if that […]

It’s Time to Talk Day 2019: Thursday 7 February

7th February 2019

Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, explains how the journey from listening to talking can be very personal – and that’s OK They say it’s good to talk, and in our age of ‘chat’ and social media we might have dropped the ball on that. But on Time to Talk […]

Improving the quality and consistency of care for people in mental health crisis

5th February 2019

Martina Dalton, Project Manager for Mental Health Crisis Care, reflects on the on-going work Healthy London Partnership with South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust have been doing with London’s police forces and ambulance service to improve the care for people in mental health crisis. She writes here about a recent visit to SLaM’s […]

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019: NHS Go

1st February 2019

NHS Go – going beyond the mixed messages by Megan White, aged 20 Sometimes the health information out there is overwhelming. Our health is so important and when we have worries all the mixed messages can make it really scary. ‘Googling’ an illness or finding out where to ask for help doesn’t always make things […]

New perspectives on patient care

1st February 2019

Involving cancer patients in improving rehabilitation services The Transforming Cancer Services Team has developed service improvement tools for cancer rehabilitation, as part of a project funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. David Jillings, Trustee of the Pelvic Radiation Disease Association, and Karen Turner, Oncology Therapy Service Lead & Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation […]

City and Hackney’s practice manager training programme

30th January 2019

by Dr Mary Clarke CBE, Director of Workforce, City and Hackney GP Confederation Practice manager burn-out is a recognised problem in primary care and one that is discussed widely on various forums and networks. In a 2013 Pulse survey of 471 practice managers, two-thirds were considering a new career and the vast majority surveyed were feeling demotivated, and […]

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.