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My recovery

27th February 2017

Laura Phelan, founder of Phelan Well and a member of our young people’s steering group, talks about being diagnosed with an eating disorder at an early age, her experiences of care in London and her personal road to recovery. My name is Laura, I’m twenty-four and I run a wellness and fitness business to improve mental […]

Improving patient care by joining up NHS organisations

20th February 2017

Mike Part, Head of our London Digital Programme, explains how the programme is working to improve patient care by enabling NHS organisations to share information across London. It is widely recognised that NHS organisations in London need to be able to securely share patient information in order to provide the best care for patients. Better […]

No one day is ever the same

19th February 2017

Fran White, Project Manager on our Children and Young People’s Programme, explains why Healthy London Partnership is such an exciting place to work. The great thing about working for Healthy London Partnership (HLP) is that no day is ever the same. As a project manager in the children and young people’s team, I have the […]

Young people generate ideas for tackling childhood obesity

16th February 2017

Young people generate ideas for tackling childhood obesity More than 60 young people from across London attended our Healthy London Hackathon at City Hall on Saturday 28 January. The 14-17 year-olds discussed how London makes it harder to be healthy, brainstormed ideas for making London healthier for children and young people, and then worked in […]

Finding the key that opens the door

7th February 2017

Thea Fitch, one of our London Homeless Health Programme board members, writes about her experience of homelessness and how NHS clinicians and staff can support people who are homeless. Just like anyone else, people who are experiencing homelessness deserve the chance to have a meaningful and satisfying life. Part of the role of someone working […]

Registration with GP practices a big problem for London’s homeless

10th January 2017

Martin Burrows, Project Manager at Groundswell, explains why registration with GP practices is a big problem for homeless people in London. Groundswell recently spoke to almost 100 people who are homeless in London to find out about their experiences of using NHS services. Homeless people’s views are rarely sought in public consultation and we wanted […]

A million Londoners to test new NHS 111 app

6th January 2017

Over a million residents in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington will get free access to an NHS 111 app to check symptoms and get accurate, safe, medical advice, 24/7 in just a few taps. The way Londoners access urgent and emergency health services is changing, and their NHS is evolving too. People in five […]

A week in my shoes

14th December 2016

Jonathan Pam writes about his experience of Healthy Living Week. Follow me on a little journey… Imagine, if you will — a bearded guy sat on a smoothie bike peddling as hard as he can in order to make a smoothie drink to give to a little old lady visiting her son at a South London hospital. […]

Taking the crisis out of mental health crisis care

8th December 2016

Dr Emma Whicher, Clinical Lead for Healthy London Partnership’s Mental Health Crisis Care Programme and Medical Director at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, on how London is introducing standards for mental health crisis care across the city. It is estimated that in any given year one in four Londoners will […]

Young people invited to be Health Champions for a day

28th November 2016

Young people aged 14 to 17 are being invited to attend an event at City Hall on Saturday 28 January to come up with creative ideas for making London a healthier place. The Healthy London Hackathon will be held between 10am and 4pm and will be fast, fun and full of hands-on teamwork. London currently has […]