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Healthy London Partnership e-news: 5 June 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.

 


Our news

All Londoners have the right to a healthy mouth

 

Poor oral hygiene significantly impacts life for people experiencing homelessness. We’ve been working with homeless charity Groundswell on a project to improve access to dental services. Could you be an Oral Health Champion and help change lives? We have posters and guidance available for download…Find out more

The greater good of gardening

We took part in the Chelsea Flower Show as part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Feel Good Garden and our drive to promote the benefits of social prescribing. The Feel Good Garden was awarded worthy winner and recognised the NHS’s 70th birthday and the therapeutic benefits of gardening. The garden will be relocated to Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust as a healing space for patients and staff at the Highgate Mental Health Centre…Find out more

What is social prescribing?

 

Social prescribing is about using local community activities alongside clinical treatments to create holistic health and care solutions unique to individuals. Its potential for improving health and wellbeing while saving the NHS money is really exciting. The more health and care professionals who understand social prescribing and promote it the better. Watch and share our animations about its benefits and the steps to take to implement social prescribing locally…Find out more

Storytelling to support children’s mental wellbeing

We’ve been working on a creative and fun way to help adults tackle difficult mental health topics with their children. Thrive LDN has teamed up with Discover Children’s Story Centre for free storytelling sessions across the capital. The sessions entertain children while demonstrating to adults how they can address their child’s mental health and wellbeing…Find out more

Mental health investment from multi-million pound hospital site sale

The Mayor of London has for the first time used his new Land Fund to purchase a site at St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey. The deal will enable the redevelopment of the hospital and provide hundreds of new homes. The sale of surplus land will mean St Ann’s current mental health inpatient wards can soon be replaced by new state-of-the-art mental health facilities. The deal was made possible by the work of the London Estates Board which we host and support…Find out more

Work for us

We are looking to build a great team. 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:  Band 8a Project Manager – Perinatal Mental Health role; Band 6 Business Support Manager role in Transforming Primary Care…Find out more

Find training for children and young people’s mental health

Use our short guide to find training and resources available to help improve children and young people’s mental health care. It provides a summary of each training resource, including who the training benefits and if there’s a cost…Find out more

Read all our latest news

In the news

BMJ: Surgical procedures: plans to standardise access in London are being rushed through, says BMA
Evening Standard: London Bridge: People hail ‘tremendous bravery’ of capital’s emergency services to mark one-year anniversary of attack
Guardian: The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple
Guardian: Thousands of breast cancer patients could avoid chemo, study finds
HSJ: CCGs ordered to deploy online 111 service ahead of winter
Pulse: RCGP calls for social prescriber in every practice to tackle ‘epidemic of loneliness’
Telegraph: Victims of sexual assaults will be offered a lifetime of mental health care, under a new NHS pledge

In focus

Healthy London Partnership Director, Shaun Danielli, talks about how we are changing and why we need London’s best talent to help us make London the healthiest city in the world.

We are changing. Not a lot, but enough for us to get excited about it.

We have a strong track record of bringing people together to drive transformation in health and care in London.

Some of the things we do might be small and simple but have a massive impact on people’s lives. For example, we worked with London’s A&E departments and police forces to develop a handover form, which has resulted in 83 per cent fewer people going missing from A&E when having a mental health crisis, compared to the previous year.

Other things are huge and mean lots of changes, across lots of organisations and affect lots of people. London is the first place in the country to offer people access to a GP evenings and weekends, seven days a week, and the first place in the country to offer NHS Online, a new way for people to access NHS services.

We don’t do any of this by ourselves.

We were set up three years ago to deliver Better Health for London and the NHS Five Year Forward View on behalf of the NHS in London. We have been changing over the years so we work with, and for everyone!

Over the past three years we’ve evolved to deliver on a shared goal of making London the healthiest global city in the world. We work with the NHS, Mayor of London, Public Health England, London Councils and many businesses and charities that share our vision and values.

This year we are working towards being a more flexible, responsive and open organisation, without losing our sharp focus on making London the world’s healthiest city…Find out more

Spotlight

Air pollution: a tool to estimate healthcare costs
This tool aims to help local authorities estimate the burden of air pollution on the health care system. It has the ability to test different ‘what if’ scenarios for air pollution, such as the impact of a given reduction in the levels of air pollution on health and related cost.Childhood obesity: Time for action
The government is expected to publish shortly a refreshed version of the childhood obesity plan first published in summer 2016. This report outlines the key areas which demand attention as a matter of urgency by the government before the next chapter of the plan is finalised.Health, ageing and support survey: 2017
This Department of Health and Social Care report provide the results of Ipsos MORI surveys of the views of people aged 50 or over on health, ageing and support. The research explored views and perceptions of participants’ own health and wellbeing, health and social care services and preparing for the future.Health matters: preventing type-2 diabetes
This guidance outlines how to optimise the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in order to identify those already found to be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and offer support that will help them reduce their risk of developing the disease.

Problem parental drug and alcohol use: a toolkit for local authorities
A Public Health England toolkit has been developed for commissioners of alcohol and drug services and will also be useful to commissioners of children’s and family services. It helps commissioners to understand the extent of problem parental alcohol and drug use in their area and how this can impact on children up to 18 in the same household.

Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme: report on progress towards the first 5% reduction and next steps
This Public Health England report includes a detailed assessment of progress by the food industry towards the 5 per cent reduction in the first year of the sugar reduction programme. It contains topline results showing progress in reducing sugar and calories in relevant product categories and the drinks covered by the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

Tackling loneliness: a community action plan
This action plan is has been published following the Royal College of General Practitioner’s first-ever roundtable on loneliness; an event which saw charities, and community, voluntary and faith organisations come together to discuss how communities can tackle loneliness and social isolation in society.

Watch out for…

12 June 2018 – Delivering Personalised Care in London
1 July 2018 – Clinical Pharmacy Programme – Wave 6 applications open
11 July 2018 – General Practice Improvement Leader programme London applications open

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