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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 […]

[VIDEO] Working together to make London the world’s healthiest city

25th October 2018

London’s health and care leaders come together at the 2018 London Health Board Conference On Thursday, 25 October 2018, the Mayor of London and London’s health, care and borough leaders came together to renew their joint commitment to make London the healthiest city in the world. At the London Health Board Conference, held at City […]

Update from the London Mental Health and Employment Partnership

23rd October 2018

In its launch publication, Towards Happier, Healthier Lives, Thrive LDN made three key recommendations in relation to employment and mental health in the capital: Making employment a health outcome for people affected by both common and more serious mental health within NHS, Social Care and Public Health agencies plans and shining a light on the […]

Testing new ideas to make our high streets healthier

22nd October 2018

Londoners have identified too many cheap unhealthy food options as one of the top factors making it hard for children to lead healthy lives in the Capital. Here, HLP’s Dominic Jones reflects on the findings of the Healthy High Streets programme, which challenged three London high streets to try new ideas for making our high […]

Healthy London Partnership’s response to the King’s Fund report on London’s sustainability and transformation partnerships

16th October 2018

The Mayor of London commissioned The King’s Fund to report on progress in the five sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) in London. The report was published on Wednesday, 16 October 2018. Healthy London Partnership (HLP) director, Shaun Danielli said: “This report is a useful summary of the work underway in London between the NHS, London councils […]

How social prescribing is improving the lives of Londoners and helping them to thrive

11th October 2018

Amelia Howard, Senior Manager — New Models of Care and Proactive Care Lead at Healthy London Partnership, reflects on how social prescribing is helping to having a positive impact in linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community across London. “In the last 12 months I’ve been on a journey to understand Social Prescribing — what […]

Over 100,000 Londoners take up unique opportunity to boost their wellbeing online

10th October 2018

On 10 October 2018, World Mental Health Day, London’s NHS, London boroughs and Public Health England are pleased to announce that Good Thinking – London’s unique digital mental wellbeing service – has supported over 100,000 Londoners who are looking for personalised new ways to improve their mental wellbeing. Good Thinking launched in November 2017 and […]