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General Practice Improvement Leads Programme

18th September 2019

***Applications open October 2019*** for the London regional cohort, starting January 2020 The General Practice Improvement Leads programme is designed for those working in general practice, including GPs, practice managers, nurses, reception managers and senior administrators. It is a successful personal development programme with small cohorts of up to 35 people, to build confidence and […]

Emergency Asthma Inhalers in Schools

18th September 2019

by Richard Chavasse, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician Children and young people (CYP) spend a significant proportion of their time at school. The school environment exposes children and young people to a number of common triggers for asthma, it is therefore important that they have their reliever treatment on hand in case of an emergency. It is […]

Blood Cancer awareness month – the importance of early diagnosis

17th September 2019

September is Blood Cancer awareness month and we want to highlight the importance of being aware of the signs and understanding that early diagnosis is vital. Around 3,500 people in London are diagnosed each year with some form of blood cancer, and there are more than 22,000 people living with a blood cancer in London. […]

Middlesex Pharmaceutical Group – Inhaler Technique Training Workshops – Blog

17th September 2019

The Middlesex Pharmaceutical Group (MPG) of Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) was asked to make a pledge: What promise could the MPG make (and keep) to help improve the health of patients with asthma, a reversible condition? Let’s take a step back. The MPG is the organisation responsible for LPCs across 9 boroughs of North Central […]

Connecting, Collaborating, Reciprocating – Journeys in the Asthma System

16th September 2019

by Tom Holliday, Paediatric Registrar & Darzi 10 Fellow I never saw myself working in paediatric asthma. As a paediatric registrar working in secondary care, my experience of asthma was as an acute condition. Every winter large numbers of young people would flood into A&E and I would help by treating their acute attack. Either […]

Health Innovation Network publish SIM South London end of year report

12th September 2019

One year on since the first SIM service user joined the programme the Health Innovation Network (HIN) has published the SIM South London End of Year Report. SIM is an innovative mental health transformation programme that provides support to people with serious mental illness that are also high intensity users of public services. SIM is […]

Launch of ‘Excellence in Supporting Healthcare’ Certificate e-learning course

10th September 2019

Excellence in Supporting Healthcare’ Certificate (ILM accredited) will enable non-clinical staff to better support clinicians in improving care in a changing healthcare environment. Our Healthier South East London STP is delighted to announce the launch of the first e-learning course of its kind, offering a comprehensive and accredited training programme for our non-clinical workforce. The […]