Tag: prevention

The Great Weight Debate stage 1

26th October 2017

Findings from stage 1 of the Great Weight Debate in early 2016.   Stage 1 aimed to gauge public perceptions of childhood obesity in London and identify some initial ideas for change from Londoners. These reports include recommendations from Londoners on how to galvanise the public to support change.

Healthy communities

26th October 2017

The aim of Healthy Communities was to research test and evaluate sustainable and commercially-viable healthy lifestyle interventions, created and led by the local community and local delivery partners. The project has shown that it is possible to deliver health outcomes outside the formal health system, and has evidenced how big businesses, social enterprises and the voluntary sector can positively affect […]

Unlocking the full potential of voluntary care

20th October 2017

Dr Nikita Kanani, Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group, explains how working with the voluntary sector to offer social prescribing services is helping to transform the lives of people in Bexley In Bexley, both health and social care services have been working together to explore innovative ways of working with the voluntary, community […]

Workplace health is good for Londoners, employers and the NHS

26th September 2017

Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, Chair of the London NHS Charities Group and one of the founders of Healthy Living Week, blogs about why workplace health is so important. The NHS England Five Year Forward View sets out in stark terms how the future health of millions of children, the sustainability of […]

Unlocking the value of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

25th September 2017

Our Head of Prevention, Jemma Gilbert, explains why we’ve published a new guide to support health and care commissioners to work with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to improve the health of Londoners   Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations are a crucial partners for commissioners when it comes to improving the health and […]

Healthy Living Week from apples to zumba for NHS staff

25th September 2017

More than 60 different NHS organisations and around 120,000 London employees  took part in London’s second Healthy Living Week last week.   Healthy Living Week, which runs from 25 to 29 September, aims to make workplaces in London healthy, inspiring places to work, where staff can join up with their colleagues to make being healthy a normal […]

Gearing up for Healthy Living Week

8th September 2017

More than 100 organisations, including CCGs, hospitals and providers, have signed up to take part in Healthy Living Week 2017 which runs between 25 and 29 September. Activites and events they are organising for staff include mental health resilience talks, mindfulness sessions, lunchtime walks and yoga classes.  This year we’re encouraging organisations, teams and individuals to consider planning […]

A week in my shoes

14th December 2016

Jonathan Pam writes about his experience of Healthy Living Week. Follow me on a little journey… Imagine, if you will — a bearded guy sat on a smoothie bike peddling as hard as he can in order to make a smoothie drink to give to a little old lady visiting her son at a South London hospital. […]