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Guidance for pre-birth planning in Perinatal Mental Health Services

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This toolkit provides guidance for health care professionals involved in planning the care of women at high risk of severe postnatal illness. A pre-birth planning meeting is key to ensuring everyone has a clear understanding of the care the woman will receive in the weeks surrounding the birth of her baby, so everyone knows what to […]

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London Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services

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An information sheet for helping you find your local London Community Perinatal Mental Health Service. The perinatal period is usually defined as the time between conceiving a baby until the end of the first postnatal year. 1 in every 5 women experience mental health problems during this time, making this a relatively common experience. It is […]

Supporting the safe discharge of homeless hospital patients

Supporting the safe discharge of homeless hospital patients

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This guidance document outlines the latest developments in homeless hospital discharge, including the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and the duty it places on hospital trusts, emergency departments and urgent treatment centres. With homelessness at record levels in London and hospitals under increased pressure over winter, this guidance document provides a checklist for use by staff […]

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Healthy London Partnership briefing: planning guidance 2019/20

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This resource is a summary of the planning guidance for 2019/20 that was published immediately after the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan. Overall summary Whilst clearly influenced by the new priorities, 2019/20 will be a transition year, with every NHS trust, foundation trust and clinical commissioning group (CCG) expected to agree single year organisational […]

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Social prescribing: our vision for London 2018-2028

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Over the last few months, the Healthy London Partnership (HLP) proactive care team has been working closely with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and other key stakeholders to develop a ‘Social Prescribing Vision for London’. The vision has been developed by the GLA, NHS England, HLP and the London Social Prescribing Network, in collaboration with […]

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Social Prescribing in Secondary Care: How to guide

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This Social Prescribing in Secondary Care: How to guide is aimed at NHS commissioners and senior managers, as well as those directly in charge of implementation and delivery of the service from both the NHS and voluntary providers. Using learning gained from the Social Prescribing Service in Secondary Care pilot (‘Family Action’s pilot service’), in […]

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Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework

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Watch our new animation which explores the potential for Primary Care Networks to change the way services are delivered at a local level to benefit individuals and communities. Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework – a vision for strengthening general practice The Next Steps framework provides guidance and resources to support practices to develop […]

London homeless health needs assessment toolkit

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We have designed an interactive toolkit to support local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, and integrated care systems across London to conduct homeless health needs assessments. Helping you deliver integrated care Conducting a health needs assessment is key to developing and delivering integrated care. Local Authorities must do a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment of the health and […]