Healthy London Partnership e-news: 25 September 2018
Transforming London’s health and care together
Our latest update about all the great work happening across the capital to make London the healthiest global city. Please share it with your colleagues and encourage them to sign up for alerts. If you have feedback on our stories or there are topics you want to hear more about please get in touch.
Two Transforming Cancer Services Team for London projects have been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2018. The Pan London Suspected Cancer Referral Form project has been shortlisted in the ‘Optimising Clinical Practice and Systems’ category and a pilot project for primary care prostate follow up of stable prostate patients has been shortlisted in the ‘Redesigning Primary Care’ category…Find out more
London homeless health needs assessment toolkit
We’ve published an interactive guide designed to support clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and integrated care systems across London to conduct a homeless health needs assessment. A health needs assessment is key to developing and delivering integrated care…Find out more
Work for us
Join our team! We’re looking for people who are committed to working together to make sure we create the best health and care services that enable people to live happier and healthier lives. Our current roles advertised are: Project Support Officer; Improvement Manager; Project Manager; Improvement Support…Find out more
BBC: London violent crime ‘a public health issue’ BBC: ‘More cures, fewer side-effects’ with pioneering radiotherapy machine Evening Standard: Quarter of young Londoners would dial 999 if they couldn’t see a GP, study shows HSJ: Cardiac row trust replaces its acting medical director HSJ: Warnings over major cancer target overhaul Independent: Air pollution: ‘Toxic’ school run poses health risk to thousands of children, experts warn
Health profile for England: 2018
This report provides a comprehensive picture of the health of England today and into the future. It finds that people are living longer but are often in poorer health and that stubborn inequalities persist.Making the case for prevention
This BMA briefing argues that the long-term sustainability of the NHS depends on an evidence-based and adequately resourced approach to the prevention of physical and mental ill health.Social media, young people and mental health
This Centre for Mental Health briefing paper offers a brief scan of the latest evidence on the impact of social media on young people’s wellbeing, both negative and positive. It seeks to understand what constitutes ‘problematic’ social media use, including addiction, jealousy and ‘fear of missing out’, as well as looking at how social media can positively impact on wellbeing.
The toxic school run: UK children at daily risk from air pollution
This research briefing sets out new data from Queen Mary’s University London that looks at children’s exposure to air pollution across the school day. The report suggests that major gains for children’s health could be made if funding, interventions and policies were targeted at pollution reduction around schools and nurseries, and on the school run itself.
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