primary care

Launch of Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework

21st November 2018

Healthy London Partnership has launched Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework – a vision for strengthening general practice. The framework provides guidance and resources that will support practices to develop high quality larger-scale general practice collaboration across London. Developed in partnership with London Clinical Commissioning Groups, London wide Local Medical Committees (LMCs) and overseen by […]

The Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework: additional resources

20th November 2018

The Transforming Primary Care Programme team has produced these additional resources to help you share information about the Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework. The Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework sets out our vision for strengthening general practice collaboration across London. The framework aims to support practices across the capital to identify, create […]

Working at scale to support primary care in North East London

20th November 2018

Jane Lindo, Programme Director of Primary Care Transformation in North East London, shares her experiences of working in partnership to transform primary care services. To improve primary care services for the local population, the seven boroughs in North East London (NEL) are working together at scale to provide innovative, first class care to its highly […]

Case study: Lewisham GP Extended Access (GPEA) Service

5th November 2018

London has been leading the way to ensure everyone has easier and more convenient access to GP services, including appointments at evening and weekends.  It was the first region in the UK to fully offer extended access services to the entirety of its 9 million population. An example of practices working collaboratively at scale to provide GP extended access […]

Five minutes with Sir Sam Everington, Chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council

30th October 2018

Professor Sir Sam Everington, Tower Hamlets GP and Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, has recently been appointed Chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council. Healthy London Partnership caught up with him to chat about his new role and to find out more about his plans to create a ‘health voice for London’. […]

How pharmacies and voluntary organisations are tackling social isolation among older people


29th October 2018

Lydia Shellien-Walker from Ageing Better in Camden explains how they are tackling social isolation and loneliness among older people by drawing on existing skills and resources in the local community as one of fourteen national Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better programmes. “In October 2015, Ageing Better in Camden undertook a two year project which saw […]

Case study: NHS e-Referral Service rollout for London

16th October 2018

Bringing together partners with transformation experts and Londoners is one of the key roles Healthy London Partnership plays in tackling London’s most complex health challenges. For example, through recent partnership working between local organisations, NHS England (London region) and NHS Digital, Healthy London Partnership has played an important part in helping London switch off paper […]

Next Steps to the Strategic Commissioning Framework

8th October 2018

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 […]

In focus – Lewisham Rough Sleepers Pilot

27th September 2018

In 2017/2018, NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group engaged with local residents and stakeholders to design and implement a pilot of a primary care service for people who are homeless in the borough. Their experience of implementing this innovative service and the engagement involved has been shared in the overview: Rough Sleepers Pilot: Improving access to […]

2WW E-Referral Primary Care User Guide

23rd August 2018

A user guide designed to support GP practices staff in using the NHS e-Referral Service (eRS) for 2 week wait (2ww) referrals for suspected cancer.  The Transforming Cancer Services Team have released an E-Referral Primary Care User Guide. It has been designed with input from primary and secondary care users to support GP practices with […]