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#OKLDN is thriving

4th August 2017

Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners and was launched on 4 July. It is supported by the Mayor of London and led by the London Health Board, in partnership with Greater London Authority, London’s CCGs through Healthy London Partnership, NHS England (London Region), Public Health England […]

Homelessness resource pack for London’s NHS

3rd August 2017

Our London homeless health programme has published a new resource pack which aims to signpost NHS staff and commissioners to a range of resources that can support their work with people who are homeless. Many local, regional and national services work to support people who are homeless, including support with finding emergency housing and protecting anyone at […]

Improving radiology services for Londoners with cancer

25th July 2017

Making sure Londoners with cancer can get diagnosed quickly and start their treatment as early as possible is one of the key areas of work for our Transforming Cancer Services team. New technology and optimisation work in radiology are reducing the time it takes to get patients diagnosed and treated. To showcase some real London […]

I can access my GP anytime – even on my holiday!

21st July 2017

Ali Aboker, Patient at The Earlsfield Medical Centre, talks about his experiences with #GPonlineLondon… My GP practice is blessed with wonderful staff but in the past calling in to book appointments when I was sick or on my way to work was often frustrating and fruitless. By the time I got through the appointments that […]

GP online services; let’s get the message out there!

21st July 2017

Anna Trela, GP IT Facilitator NEL CSU, talks about what still needs to be done to get patients online #GPonlineLondon… Wandsworth, our diverse and vibrant borough in south west London, is passionate about providing residents with greater access to GP services. We believe providing patients with the tools to manage  their health leads to better […]

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 […]