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London’s Mental Health in Schools project launches range of guidance and information

29th November 2018

Supporting children with their emotional wellbeing and mental health is a growing priority for health services and for schools. Healthy London Partnership has launched a Mental Health in Schools Toolkit, which provides a range of information for schools, governors and commissioners on mental health and emotional wellbeing. The toolkit includes links to relevant guidance, practical […]

Healthy London Partnership’s response to the Mayor’s TfL ‘junk food’ advert ban

23rd November 2018

City Hall has today confirmed the Mayor of London’s plans to restrict the advertising of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt across Transport for London’s (TfL’s) advertising estate from February 2019. Commenting on today’s announcement, Jemma Gilbert, director of transformation and prevention lead at Healthy London Partnership, said: “Congratulations to […]

Sleepio and Good Thinking integration celebrated as a pioneering NHS innovation

22nd November 2018

The integration of the digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program, Sleepio into the Good Thinking London digital wellbeing service, has been celebrated alongside some of England’s most pioneering NHS innovations. The NHS Innovation Accelerator and Bayswater Institute report, Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation, captures real-world insight from innovations in digital, patient safety […]

Launch of Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework

21st November 2018

Healthy London Partnership has launched Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework – a vision for strengthening general practice. The framework provides guidance and resources that will support practices to develop high quality larger-scale general practice collaboration across London. Developed in partnership with London Clinical Commissioning Groups, London wide Local Medical Committees (LMCs) and overseen by […]

Working at scale to support primary care in North East London

20th November 2018

Jane Lindo, Programme Director of Primary Care Transformation in North East London, shares her experiences of working in partnership to transform primary care services. To improve primary care services for the local population, the seven boroughs in North East London (NEL) are working together at scale to provide innovative, first class care to its highly […]

Multi-agency Mental Health Training in Emergency Departments

14th November 2018

Following the success of the multi-agency Mental Health Act training sessions that took place at each Mental Health Trust in 2017/18, we are offering further bespoke training in Spring 2019 to London’s front-line Emergency Department (ED) staff. The first phase of these training sessions took place at 13 of London’s EDs, with over 270 staff […]

Thrive LDN highlighted as an example of creative, community approach to mental health

7th November 2018

In response to Matt Hancock’s recent announcement, as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, about prevention as an integral part of the NHS’s long term plan, Antonis Kousoulis and Isabella Goldie from the Mental Health Foundation call for a revision in the way we view mental health. They highlight the Thrive LDN movement as an example of citywide leadership directly guiding […]

London Estates Transformation: update on phase II

5th November 2018

Devolution work in support of London’s estates transformation is progressing well. Since our last update, Director of the London Estates Delivery Unit (LEDU), Sue Hardy has been building the team (both core and virtual), strengthening governance arrangements, supporting London’s STPs to meet immediate deadlines, establishing key relationships across the partnership, and placing the London Estates […]

Five minutes with Sir Sam Everington, Chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council

30th October 2018

Professor Sir Sam Everington, Tower Hamlets GP and Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, has recently been appointed Chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council. Healthy London Partnership caught up with him to chat about his new role and to find out more about his plans to create a ‘health voice for London’. […]

How pharmacies and voluntary organisations are tackling social isolation among older people


29th October 2018

Lydia Shellien-Walker from Ageing Better in Camden explains how they are tackling social isolation and loneliness among older people by drawing on existing skills and resources in the local community as one of fourteen national Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better programmes. “In October 2015, Ageing Better in Camden undertook a two year project which saw […]