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Reducing length of stay at Barnet Hospital: Case Study

29th July 2019

Barnet Hospital faced a consistent challenge of promoting patient flow from ED through to the base wards. The Urgent and Emergency Care improvement teams from Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST) and Healthy London Partnership were requested to run a diagnostics and recommend opportunities that would improve flow. Find out how they got on by […]

Saving lives with emergency asthma bags: Case Study

26th July 2019

This case study details how the team at St George’s hospital in Tooting have put together an emergency kit that could save the lives of children and young people who suffer a severe asthma attack at school. The emergency asthma bags have been sent to all primary and secondary schools in Wandsworth and Merton. Read […]

Join London’s Fast-Track Cities HIV festival of cultural activities

24th July 2019

London has joined the international Fast-Track Cities initiative to ‘Get London to Zero’ HIV by 2030. London is the best city in the world for HIV detection and treatment with 95% of people with HIV diagnosed, 98% on treatment and 97% with the virus undetectable. London has been picked to host the first international Fast-Track […]

Free app to tackle stress, anxiety and depression  

17th July 2019

Good Thinking, the NHS-approved digital mental wellbeing service that is free for Londoners, has partnered with My Possible Self to help more Londoners who are experiencing common mental wellbeing concerns improve how they feel every day My Possible Self, the mental health mobile app that uses clinically-proven techniques to help people reduce excessive stress, overload […]

Children and Young People’s mental health learning event – Blog 1

15th July 2019

By Jess Simpson, Suzan Lateef and Andy Martin, Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s Programme: The Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s Mental Health Shared Learning Event on 3rd July was a fantastic opportunity to highlight and disseminate existing positive practice from within and outside London. There were a number of breakout sessions […]

Children and Young People’s mental health shared learning event – Blog 2

15th July 2019

By Ian Lewis from NHS England: I am the Local Authority Adviser within the Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s Programme. I am a social worker and my professional background is in Children’s Social Care. I attended the fantastic HLP Shared Learning Event on 3rd July, which brought together professionals from across the Capital […]

Children and Young People’s mental health shared learning event – Blog 3

15th July 2019

By Dr Ann York: Take time to be. That was a message from Tracy Parr as she opened our Shared Learning event on children and young people’s mental health on 3rd July. Over 130 people took time from their busy schedules to listen, question, reflect and feel, soaking up the nutrients that were flowing during […]

New guidance launched to ensure London provides world-class cancer rehabilitation services

12th July 2019

London’s Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) and Macmillan Cancer Support have published new guidance to ensure that all patients living with and beyond cancer do not just live longer, but are supported to live well too. Download the report here. Rehabilitation is a vital component in the care of people living with and beyond cancer and […]

High praise for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health event

5th July 2019

More than 130 experts in the field of mental health attended the Children and Young People’s Mental Health event on 3 July, organised and hosted by the Healthy London Partnership. 42 speakers delivered 35 presentations on different areas of positive practice across the UK to encourage shared learning. Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly […]

#AskAboutAsthma – three simple steps improve lives for asthma sufferers

5th July 2019

London’s #AskAboutAsthma campaign is set to return between the 16 – 22 September 2019 1 in 10 children and young people in London have asthma but less than half of these have an asthma management plan or know how to use their inhaler correctly. Healthy London Partnership and the NHS in London, supported by the Mayor […]