Resources: In focus

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

In focus – New Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

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A summary of the political background and biography of the Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP (Conservative, West Suffolk) who was appointed to the the role of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 10 July 2018. Following the resignations of David Davis as Brexit Secretary and Boris Johnson as Foreign & Commonwealth Office, […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

In focus – Childhood obesity: a plan for action chapter 2

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The government has published its plan of the actions it will take to tackle childhood obesity by 2030. It commits to halve childhood obesity and significantly reduce the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas. Part one of the childhood obesity plan was published in 2016. Read our summary of […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

In focus – Better health and care for all

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In a report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham from Imperial’s Department of Surgery & Cancer, and Lord David Prior, Chair of UCL Hospital and former Conservative health minister, sets out a number of key reforms needed to maintain the health service. Read our summary of […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

In focus – The role of cities in improving population health: international insights

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A summary of the King’s Fund report ‘The role of cities in improving population health: international insights’ that explores the role cities are playing in improving population health and the conditions needed for success.  The report draws on international case studies to explore the conditions required for successful health governance in cities and the roles […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS

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A new report from Reform gives a view of the current and future applications for artificial intelligence (AI) in the NHS. Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS offers insight into possible applications for AI in the NHS and barriers to its use. The report sets out recommendations for a policy framework for the […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

In focus – London’s Section 136 Pathway and Health Based Places of Safety

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London’s new section 136 pathway and Health Based Place of Safety specification was published in December 2016. Healthy London Partnership is supporting London’s crisis care system to positively transform the quality of care for individuals detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. This work is built on the foundations of the Mental Health […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

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A summary of the key messages and policies pertaining to health in the new ‘The London Plan’ set out by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.  The Greater London Authority released a new The London Plan on 29 November 2017. It replaces the previous version published by Boris Johnson during his time as Mayor of […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

In focus – Treat as One

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Highlights from the report ‘Treat as One: Bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals’. The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) has released a study looking at mental healthcare in the general hospital setting of patients on an acute inpatient pathway. It aimed to identify and explore remediable […]

The London Plan: The spatial development strategy for greater London

In focus – A city for all Londoners

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On 24 October 2016, the Greater London Authority released a document outlining the ambitions that Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has for the capital. ‘A City for All Londoners’ aims to set the tone for the Mayor’s strategies in terms of the challenges London faces nowadays and in the future. It includes remarks about health […]