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Homeless health during COVID-19

We have been coordinating the London COVID-19 Homeless Health Response Cell, as a multi-agency approach to managing the health needs and minimising the transmission of COVID-19 within the homeless population in London. Please see a range of resources, information and further contacts below. Case studies The pan-London response: A podcast and a written case study […]

Cancer Inequalities Toolkit

The Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) has produced a toolkit to reduce inequalities in cancer care and outcomes in London and West Essex. The strategy underpins delivery of the three agreed London Cancer Priorities 2019/20: Early detection of cancers including through screening and education activities; Delivery of the Faster Diagnosis Standard; Access to personalised care […]

Cancer as a long-term condition

Cancer remains the leading cause of mortality in the UK and a top priority in London. The number of people affected is significant. In 2010, 186,600 Londoners were living with and beyond cancer. With the incidence of cancer rising to 1 in 2 people, this number is set to rise significantly. Patients with a recent […]

Collaborating across boundaries

Forums and Blog

Future NHS Collaboration Platform There are several useful forums to join in the ‘Future NHS Collaboration Platform’ website. Here you will find colleagues working across our health and social care systems around the country and locally, sharing best practice, asking questions and generating discussions around key topics relating to care homes. This is a really […]

Delivering and evaluating services

Capacity Tracker

Capacity Tracker is a secure online tool developed nationally as the single way for care providers to share up to date information on number of beds available for residents, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs, staffing levels (number of staff) and the number of residents with COVID-19 to help homes manage during the COVID-19 period. The […]

Creating supportive environments

End of life care

Advanced Care Planning and Coordinate my Care (CMC) Conversations around end of life are challenging, particularly in these difficult times. Residents may want to express their wishes in relation to what care they want if they become unwell. [ Click here for further information and guidance COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Advance Care Planning and Coordinate my […]

Cross-sector working and leadership

Supporting Residents, Relatives and Staff

Supporting your residents with learning disabilities People with learning disabilities may be at greater risk of infection because of other health conditions or routines and/or behaviours. It is important that staff are aware of the risks to each person and reduce them as much as possible. For further guidance and resources click here – [ […]

Holistic and integrated care

Testing residents and staff

Testing of residents and staff, in combination with effective infection control measures, supports prevention and control of Covid-19 in care homes. [ COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Testing residents and staff.pptx – missing resource ] Further resources Home testing: fact sheet : [ COVID-19\DHSC Coronavirus National Testing Programme.pdf – missing resource ] Easy guide: How can you […]

Increase access to prevention services

Infection Prevention Control

PPE and escalating your supply issues How to access additional support to order PPE supplies [ COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\PPE & escalating supply issues.pptx – missing resource ] Personal Protective Equipment Strategy Admission and Care of Patients in a Care Home during COVID-19 Donning and doffing Different types of PPE are worn depending on the […]

Governors

Urgent Support, Pathways and Testing

[COVID-19\Suspected Coronavirus Care Pathway 2020.pptx – Missing resource] This pathway is a consolidation of existing national and regional guidance and resources currently available to you. It is designed to complement and not replace local guidance and professional judgement. This document is accurate as of 26th May 2020. [COVID-19\1b. STARLINES LOGO – PNG.png – missing resource] […]

Identifying responsibilities

Care Home Resources

This section contains national and regional guidance and resources developed for the care sector; from sources such as the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health England (PHE) NHS England & Improvement (NHSE/I) and Healthy London Partnership. You will find information aimed to support your care home, staff and residents in response to […]

Agility to respond to change

COVID-19 Support

This section contains national and regional information and guidance developed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health England (PHE) NHS England & Improvement (NHSE/I) and Healthy London Partnership. To download the full Care Home Resource Pack click here – COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Care Home Resource Pack 2.0 FINAL.pdf

#AskAboutAsthma Campaign Week 2020

Thank you for all the support for our #AskAboutAsthma campaign week on keeping children’s asthma under control particularly more so this year due to the coronavirus and this second wave. Below you will find links to our blogs, podcasts, webinar recordings and slides from the campaign programme. Blogs Using all of the rainbow – painting […]

Report highlighting children and young people’s mental health review findings

In 2018 and 2019 the NHS England and NHS Improvement Mental Health System Improvement Team (MH SIT) undertook reviews in 7 London boroughs of NHS commissioned children and young people’s mental health (CYPMH) provision. The reviews focused on the delivery of evidence-based treatment pathways and the standards for CYP access expansion and outcomes. We are […]

Past Webinars

Past Webinars

GatewayC’s Improving Early Diagnosis In this webinar, GatewayC met Dr Anthony Cunliffe, Joint National Lead Macmillan GP Adviser, and Dr Ben Noble, East Midlands Cancer Alliance and Cancer Research UK GP Cancer Lead, who answered key questions from our audience. These questions included: If patients don’t meet the two-week wait criteria, can you still refer […]

Additional resources and interventions

Overview of training courses

Cancer prevention training courses There are many things that the public can do in order to reduce the risk of cancer, including not smoking, healthy eating and drinking, drinking less alcohol, keeping a healthy weight, being more active and staying safe in the sun. A number of courses  have been developed by Royal colleges and […]

Good Thinking colour logo

Good thinking: promo tools for your organisation

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Templates and images designed to support partners to promote Good Thinking within their organisations. Please feel free to use the materials on this page to raise awareness of Good Thinking. If you need additional resolutions or other types of material, please get in touch. Good Thinking Logo Add the logo to your intranet or website and […]

People connecting

Fast-Track Cities case study: Living Well improvement project

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What was the original proposal? Living Well proposed to work with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and various local voluntary sector partners. The project, called Connect Well, aims to support people living with HIV who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation. The original proposal was that this would be done face to face, […]

Mental health providers

Mental health crisis lines

If urgent support is required please find below the relevant crisis lines for every borough in London. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust An Open Access 24/7 Telephone Hub available for all ages has been established with the following telephone number: 0300 0200 500. More information: http://www.beh-mht.nhs.uk/   Camden and Islington NHS Foundation […]