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Patients thrive when they manage their own health

21st July 2017

Lyn Crawford, reception staff at Earlsfield Medical Practice, encourages patients to use #GPonlineLondon… I think providing technology and digital access for patients is a great thing and I’m a big advocate of GP online services for our patients in Wandsworth. I’ve made it my mission to get all our patients online in the next few […]

A NW state of mind

21st July 2017

Kwesi Afful writes about his digital quest to get patients using #GPonlineLondon… It seemed like a daunting task when as part of my role at North West London Collaboration of 8 CCGS (clinical commissioning groups); I was tasked with leading the drive to increase patient registration to GP Online Services. With the help of Healthy […]

Are we there yet?

21st July 2017

Registering patients for #GPonlineLondon is good for practices and patients says Digital Innovation Lead, Kwesi Afful… Usually a question more commonly heard from the back seat of a car on a journey testing the patience of all, I’m reflecting on where we are at on journey to a new and exciting place; the NHS use […]

24/7 access to GP services

21st July 2017

Jane Lindo, Deputy Programme Director of Transforming Primary Care, on why #GPonlineLondon benefits practices and patients… I am really excited about the changes taking place in primary care and the digital journey currently underway to provide patients with greater access and involvement in their health. Part of this journey is the continued roll out of GP […]

A digital solution to a complex problem?

21st July 2017

Mark Harmon, Junior Doctor, Strategic and Brand Director eConsult and Clinical Fellow, gives his views on the importance of #GPonlineLondon.   The NHS faces many challenges. Patients are struggling to access their GP, health conditions are becoming more complex, treatments more expensive, and often patients simply do not know where to go for help. This […]

Adding life into years for cancer patients with lymphoedema

12th July 2017

Dr Karen Robb, Macmillan Rehabilitation Clinical Lead for our Transforming Cancer Services Team, explains how we’re working to support cancer patients affected by lymphoedema in London. I have worked as a specialist cancer physiotherapist for over 20 years and have spent the majority of my clinical time working with people living with the consequences of […]

Successful multiagency training for London’s mental health crisis care professionals

5th July 2017

London’s crisis care professionals are developing new knowledge and skills to ensure significant improvements in experiences and clinical outcomes for some of our city’s most vulnerable individuals. Healthy London Partnership is supporting multiagency training sessions for staff across the capital working at health based place of safety sites, A&Es, London’s police forces, London Ambulance Service, […]

Join the new London movement to improve mental health

4th July 2017

Everyone who lives and works in London is being invited to join a new citywide movement that aims to get everyone in the capital talking about mental health and wellbeing, and taking action to make London the happiest, healthiest city in the world. Thrive LDN is supported by the Mayor of London and led by […]

Keeping young Londoners out of hospital

4th July 2017

On 22 June, over 110 people from across London’s NHS joined in our efforts to develop suitable care for children and young people that keeps them out of hospital. Children should only be admitted to hospital when it is absolutely necessary.  Hospital stays can be distressing, lead to classes missed at school and can have […]

Working to improve the health of homeless people

30th June 2017

New figures released on 30 June 2017 by the Mayor of London show the rise of the number of rough sleepers on the streets of the capital has effectively halted for first time since 2009. Healthy London Partnership, working on behalf of London clinical commissioning groups and NHS England (London) works to improve the health of people […]