Resources: Guides

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Mental health crisis care for Londoners: Section 136 pathway and health based place of safety specification

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London’s section 136 pathway and Health Based Place of Safety specification guidance has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Mental Health Act that came into effect on 11 December 2017. Mental ill health affects many Londoners. This year around one in four will experience a diagnosable mental health condition. That means 13 people […]

London’s ambitions for asthma care for children and young people


We have developed a set of ambitions for how asthma care should be delivered across the city. Each organisation (primary and community care, acute care, pharmacy, schools) will have a clear named lead who will be responsible and accountable for asthma (which includes children and young people).  

Toolkit for NHS trusts: supporting the NHS to reduce its impact on air pollution


Case studies and examples to support trusts to reduce their impact on air pollution. London suffers from high levels of air pollution. Air pollution acts as a trigger for many children and young people with asthma, contributing to ED and intensive care admissions, and possibly some asthma deaths. To provide support for this, we have […]

Clinical outcomes for service improvement: commissioners guide


This guide has been developed in collaboration with the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) London & South East Learning Collaborative. It looks at outcome measures that may be meaningful and realistic for commissioners of children ang young people mental health services. Many national key performance indicators currently focus on access and waiting times but these are […]

London epilepsy guide for schools


This document is intended to enable schools to manage children and young people with epilepsy effectively in an early years or school setting. Recommendations and guidelines contained within are derived from clinical practices and from contributions from stakeholders across London. The Children and Families Act 2014 introduced a legal duty on schools to look after children […]

Out-of-hospital care standards for children and young people


Guidance for providing out-of-hospital care for London’s children and young people. Out-of-hospital care describes any care that is not undertaken in a traditional hospital setting. This could include healthcare in the community, at the patient’s home, school or workplace, or at a GP practice. This document is for London’s commissioners and providers of out-of-hospital healthcare […]