Case study: Addressing a long-standing shortage of GPs across three London boroughs

25th November 2019

Recruitment and retention of GPs is a key focus for the Workforce programme in Healthy London Partnership’s Transforming Primary Care team. Along with many other parts of London and the country as a whole, attracting and keeping GPs has been a major issue of concern in three boroughs in London; Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and […]

Social prescribing: new national academy set up

14th November 2019

Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services. This can include activities such as art and singing classes. The National Academy for Social Prescribing will work to: standardise the quality and range of social prescribing available to patients across the country increase awareness of […]

Resources to promote outcome measures in Mental Health launched

15th October 2019

The Mental Health Transformation Team are delighted to launch resources on HoNOS and DIALOG, designed to promote the use of patient outcome measures in Mental Health. Measuring outcome measures provides a way for patients, clinicians and the health and care systems to understand the impact of the care provided. Outcome measures can be used to […]

Young Londoners takeover City Hall for a World Mental Health Day Festival

10th October 2019

London’s citywide movement to improve mental health and wellbeing, Thrive LDN, has worked in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team to takeover City Hall for an all-day young Londoner-led festival to mark World Mental Health Day (WMHD) 2019.   The festival, which took place throughout the public spaces of City Hall on […]

HLP collaboration WINS in the Health Tech Awards 2019

10th October 2019

A project to improve care by empowering social care professionals to digitally connect with the NHS and accelerate the flow of vital information between health organisations and care homes in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Havering and Sutton has won a prestigious award. The collaborative project between Healthy London Partnership, Accenture and NHS Digital received an award […]

We must not overlook the physical health of those with mental illness

10th October 2019

Dr. Ofra Koffman, Senior Project Manager, Healthy London Partnership Those with a severe mental illness suffer poor physical health compared with those without these illnesses and are likely to die younger as a result. More than 100,000 Londoners are living with a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Current statistics suggest that […]

Social Prescribing Platforms Market Review – new report out now!

9th October 2019

The market for Social Prescribing Case Management has been growing increasingly as Primary Care Networks start to employ Social Prescribing Link Workers. To help commissioners make an informed choice HLP commissioned the Health Innovation Network to conduct a market scoping review. The report provides a shortlist of products and their capabilities, and is available here

The health and care vision for London

27th September 2019

We have a shared ambition to make London the world’s healthiest global city, and the best global city in which to receive health and care services. We know we need to work together across public services and wider society, both to make the most of opportunities for good health and tackle issues that cause poor […]

We’ve moved!

26th September 2019

On Monday, 7 October, Healthy London Partnership moved offices from Ferguson House in Marylebone, to Clifton House, 75-77 Worship Street, Hackney, London EC2A 2DU. All our email addresses and mobile phone numbers have remained the same but we will be using new landline numbers, and we will contact people with our new details as soon […]