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A Black history of HIV in London – stories from Londoners

15th October 2020

Fast-Track Cities London and One Voice Network  are marking Black History Month 2020 by documenting the stories, work and opinions of Black people living with HIV in London and the people and organisations supporting them. Black people in London are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health Of all heterosexual people diagnosed with HIV in 2018, […]

Checking in: Voices of young people during lockdown

12th October 2020

‘Checking in: Voices of young people during lockdown’ began with a simple premise – how are young people coping with COVID-19?. It developed into an in-depth online listening project run by Partnership for Young London and Good Thinking, with the support of TikTok. The guiding principles were that the project should be youth-focused, safe, collaborative, […]

Young Londoners at the forefront of Thrive LDN festival for World Mental Health Day 2020

11th October 2020

 Young Londoners were at the forefront of a virtual festival hosted by the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team and Thrive LDN to mark World Mental Health Day 2020. The virtual World Mental Health Day Festival programme was designed to support young people build resilience and promote positive wellbeing. The festival also aligned and coincides with […]

Healthy London Partnership announced as winner in Patient Experience Network National 2020 Award in Using Insight for Improvement category.

29th September 2020

Healthy London Partnership is excited and proud to announce our Gathering feedback from families and carers when a child or young person dies, has won the Patient Experience Network National 2020 Award in Using Insight for Improvement category. Launched in September 2019, gathering feedback from families and carers when a child or young person dies […]

Protecting children from air pollution at school and beyond

20th September 2020

by Anthony Mysak, Portfolio Manager, Guys and St Thomas’ Charity As families prepare for their children’s return to school, many are focused on how to best protect their children from COVID-19. Concerns about children’s health are only compounded for those families with children with asthma. The start of the school year (known as week 38) […]

Asthma and indoor air quality

20th September 2020

by Catherine Sutton, Director, Airborne Allergy Action Catherine Sutton, mum to Edward, who has severe allergies and asthma, explains the recommendations of the recent Royal College of Paediatrics Report into Indoor Air Quality and Child Health and new NICE guidelines on Indoor Air Quality and their relevance to asthma prevention.  In January 2020 the Royal […]

Take a breather

19th September 2020

by Tori Hadaway, Community Children’s Specialist Asthma Nurse Schools are a great way to provide group education about asthma and allergy; they form a safe, local environment where children and young people (CYP) are geared to learn important lessons.  What better space to improve knowledge and awareness, empowering them to take responsibility for their own […]

Reflections on developing an asthma network

19th September 2020

by Dr Stephen Goldring, Consultant Paediatrician, Director of Clinical Studies, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Our first tentative meetings to establish the NWL asthma network were back in Autumn 2019, with a group of enthusiasts thinking about how to get everyone together and get started.   We entered the embryonic,  ‘forming’ stage, and had a […]

Back to school but not quite back to normal

18th September 2020

by Hannah Harniess For the last 6 months, our son has been shielded due to falling into the extremely clinically vulnerable category. For so many people who have been in this category, it has felt lonely and worrying at times. The virus was much less understood in March, but we now know that children have […]

How a Network Incentive Scheme can improve CYP asthma diagnosis and care

18th September 2020

by Tori Hadaway, Community Children’s Specialist Asthma Nurse The Tower Hamlets Network Incentive Scheme (NIS) challenged GPs to compare their data with that of other practices, aiming to improve standards of care for CYP with wheeze and asthma. What did they do? Each GP practice searched their database for children prescribed asthma treatments. Children were […]