Transformation Partners in Health and Care > News > TPHC 2023 highlights and achievements

2023 has been a busy year for us at Transformation Partners in Health and Care. Our work has won awards, been highlighted as good practice in government policy papers, and saved lives through training initiatives such as Thrive London’s Zero Suicide programme. Read a selection of our achievements below.

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Great Mental Health Day

Thrive LDN and Good Thinking hosted the second Great Mental Health Day, a London-wide initiative aimed at getting Londoners talking about mental health, to highlight the great support available, and, crucially, take the stigma out of asking for help. Across London, 100s of free events and initiatives took place to mark Great Mental Health Day 2023, from small groups to large-scale walk-in events in sports and community centres.
Read more about Great Mental Health Day 2023 here.

New Good Thinking Guides

Good Thinking launched a series of new guides to help you to
support friends, family and others in your local community who may be struggling with their mental health.
View the guides here.

Disordered eating blog series

New guidance and resources on disordered eating in children and young people was released.
View the guidance and resources here.

Fuller programme praise

Our consulting team was commissioned to lead the development of a Data and Metrics Framework to monitor the progress of actions taken, review the success of identified interventions, measure performance against net zero trajectories and identify priority areas for investment as a result of the NHS Fuller recommendations. We received the following feedback:

“It’s been great to work with the TPHC team. They work autonomously, check in when needed, make sense in ambiguity with a very collegiate approach to their work. They felt part of our team and left us with a strong set of products to continue the work.”
Anna Carratt- Deputy Director of strategy, planning and performance at NEL ICB

Read our NEL ICB case study here for more details.

Less? film launch

In February we launched the new film ‘Less?’ to support NHS staff caring for people facing homelessness.
NHS England Chief Nursing Officer, Dame Ruth May and NHS Confederation Chair, Lord Victor Adebowale took part in a panel discussion in London alongside the four film participants.
Get more information and watch the Less? film here.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

To mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week the Transforming Mental Health team led on a week of activities to raise awareness around the symptoms and conditions of eating disorders. They shared training and resources for healthcare and other professionals to recognise early symptoms.
View the Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023 page for more information.

Good Thinking student mental health hub launched

Guides, apps, podcasts and links to useful resources to help students stay mentally healthy and make the most
of their student experience.
View the student mental health hub here.

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we celebrated the work we’ve been supporting that contributes to closing the gap in women’s healthcare.

Director of Transformation and Partnerships at TPHC, Jemma Gilbert said, ‘I think it’s important to understand that although all women are affected by the gender equity gap, some underserved communities experience even greater inequity and this needs to change. I am really excited to see Dame Leslie Regan as the first Women’s Health Ambassador. This is a really important step in amplifying the voice of women and girls and ensuring that they are getting the right care and support, at each stage of their life’.

Read more about how we supported International Women’s Day here.

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

The Perinatal Mental Health programme supported Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 (MHAW), by helping to shine a spotlight on the mental health issues women/birthing people may experience during the perinatal period, as well as some of the resources and support available to help.
Read the MHAW resources and linked support services here.

Presenting at the Primary Care Transformation conference

We exhibited at the Transforming Primary Care national event, taking place in London. Nic Ib, Principal Consultant was on a panel about system culture gaps and India Peach, Senior Consultant presented on how to put primary care at the heart of integrated care.
View information about this event on the organisers webpage here.

First day in Crowndale

We open the doors for the first time to our new offices at the Crowndale Centre. Although space and desks are limited it’s a welcomed milestone on our journey at the Royal Free London, and brings the team together in one place for the first time.

Sport and physical activity report launched

Produced by TPHC, alongside Sport England and the Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, the report follows interviews with nearly 400 people including NHS Talking Therapies staff, community physical activity providers,
commissioners and service users.
Read the report and supporting information here.

The first cohort of ‘Capital Midwife Fellows’ received their awards in 2022 in recognition of the successful completion of a six-month programme of professional development in leadership and quality improvement.

Anti-Racism Framework and Fellowship wins RCM Award

The CapitalMidwife team’s Anti-Racism Framework and Fellowship for ethnic minority midwives won an RCM Award for Equity Diversion and Inclusion.
View more information about this work here.

Good Thinking launches employer mental health toolkit

A new toolkit was launched to raise awareness of the free, personalised advice, and NHS-approved apps and resources available through Good Thinking to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
View the toolkit here.

London’s Right to Thrive initiative turns five

Right to Thrive celebrated it’s fifth year. It is an ongoing commitment from Thrive LDN and The Mayor of London to support the mental health and wellbeing of communities through social action and local activism in London, particularly for those at higher risk of unfair treatment based on their identity, beliefs, or social class, and in some cases a combination of these.
Read more about the Right to Thrive initiative here.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s theme was ‘anxiety’ one of the most common mental health problems we can face. We signposted to resources from six programmes to support those struggling with anxiety.
View our Mental Health Awareness Week resources page here.

Supporting people with Personality Disorders to receive joined-up physical and mental healthcare

Our Transforming Mental Health team released a new blog detailing how the Personality Disorder/Complex Emotional Needs (PD/CEN) Programme uses the principles of co-production and Lived Experience Practitioners (LXPs) in the team to improve the care of those with a diagnosis of personality disorder.
View the blog here.

Thrive LDN launches wellbeing grab bags across the DLR network

100 grab bags are available across the DLR network providing practical support to those in need as well as aiding staff in signposting to wider support services, from mental health to financial concerns.
Read more about this initiative here.

HIV Improvement Community report launched

Fast Track Cities London launched a new report looking at the three year grant programme and its impact agains the HIV Action Plan goals. 5,950 people were tested for HIV as a result of the various projects funded by this programme.
Read the report here.

Perinatal Mental Health podcast series launched

The Perinatal Mental Health Team created a miniseries of podcasts focussing on different areas of perinatal mental health; from the perspective of specialist midwives, healthcare professionals, lived experience practitioners, women/birthing people, and partners.

Each episode focuses on a different element of perinatal mental health and how it can affect women/birthing people and their families. Listen to the series here.

Perinatal Mental Health Podcasts

Pride month – supporting LGBTQ+ physical and mental health

In June we celebrated Pride month and shared information and resources to support those struggling with their mental wellbeing. For educators, we shared our schools mental health toolkit, developed with the Greater London Authority, which offers young people a directory of resources on mental health in relation to LGBTQIA+ topics and experiences.
Read our Pride blog here.

Sharing important HIV messages at London Pride

The Fast Track Cities London float highlighted the importance of testing and treatment to improve knowledge and understanding of HIV and reduce stigma and discrimination.
Watch a video about the importance of using non-stigmatising language and read more about the Fast Track Pride activity here.

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Digital Productivity joins TPHC

The digital productivity team joined TPHC with a goal of accelerating and scaling the use of digital technology within health and care, freeing up use for hospital staff to focus on taking care of patients.
Learn more about the Digital Productivity team here.

Happy 75th Birthday NHS

Celebrating 75 years of the NHS

5 July 2023 marked the 75th birthday of the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS has always evolved and adapted to meet the needs of each successive generation, delivering several medical advances including Britain’s first heart transplant in 1958, the world’s first test-tube baby born in 1978 and the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplant in 1987.
View our celebration video to learn more.

Good Thinking student mental health toolkit launched

A new toolkit containing information about the Good Thinking Student Mental Health Hub and other services and resources which students may find helpful.
Explore the toolkit here.

Supporting the 8th year of #AskAboutAsthma

Our team, as part of NHS England – London’s Babies, Children and Young People programme once again facilitated the AskAboutAsthma week of activities to raise awareness about childhood asthma and how to manage it.
View the campaign resources, videos, blogs and more here.

Hosting the 2023 International Street Medicine Symposium

The three-day event was attended by clinicians, researchers and providers bringing new learning and insights from around the world.
View our blog about what we can learn from this event here.

ZeroSuicideLDN campaign reaches 360,000 milestone

More than 360,000 people across London have completed free, suicide prevention training as part of Thrive London’s #ZeroSuicideLDN campaign.
Read what Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London had to say about the campaign here.

Digital Productivity team and North London Partners Shared Services won an award for smarter working from the HPMA Excellence in People Awards 2023

The NHS in north central London slashed its time for bringing in new staff from 30 to 18 days largely thanks to use of smart technology enabling successful applicants to complete new starter forms online, freeing up staff time for other work.
Read more about our work that led to this award here.

Community Chests for social prescribing highlighted in Government policy paper

Community Chests for social prescribing is one of 12 innovations backed by a new £42.6 million fund announced by the Department of Health and Social Care to accelerate reform of adult social care and highlighted in their latest policy paper.
View the government policy paper and watch our Community Chest video here.

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Good Thinking launch 7 new toolkits supporting faith and belief communities

The team at Good Thinking launched 7 new faith and belief communications toolkits to support faith and belief communities with sharing Good Thinking wellbeing resources.
Read the communications toolkits here.

Homeless Health Co-Occurring Conditions resources launched

Transformation Partners in Health and Care’s (TPHC) Pan-London Co-occurring Conditions Programme has worked with experts by experience to co-produce a film, aiming to address prevalent myths and stigma often attributed to people with co-occurring conditions of homelessness, substance use and mental health.
Watch the Searching for Answers film here.

Good Thinking and LSBU collaboration during Black History Month

Good Thinking partnered with the Office for Students’ Black Students Mental Health Project to host a range of mental wellbeing resources, including blogs, podcasts and videos, created by black students for black students at London South Bank University (LSBU).
View the resources, blogs and videos for black students here.

TPHC presented at the King’s Fund event on the award-winning CapitalMidwife anti-racism and BAME fellowship work

Zoe Hooper, Senior Consultant presented a case study of equity in maternity with the Capital Midwife anti-racism framework and fellowship (which had won an RCM award in May).
Read more about the anti-racism framework and fellowship here.

New bitesized Trauma Informed training launched

Thrive LDN has partnered with Nicola Lester Psychological Trauma Consultancy to offer free, online trauma-informed practice training to support individuals and organisations. In October they launched an eight-week bitesized programme to help make training more manageable.
Learn more and sign up to the training here.

Launch of the FIT pilot in North East London

A project to promote the use of Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) in hospital emergency departments in North East London.
Learn more about the FIT pilot here.

Fast Track Cities London establishes the
‘Getting to zero’ collaborative

The collaborative will consist of partnerships between third sector organisations, working with the NHS and local authorities to deliver key initiatives across London in line with the strategic aims of the Fast-Track Cities London programme and the national HIV Action Plan.
Read about the collaborative, and explore case studies of previous initiatives here.

London maternity workforce initiatives recognised at HSJ awards

The CapitalMidwife Anti-Racism Framework and Fellowship shortlisted for both the ‘Workforce Initiative of the Year’ and the ‘NHS Race Equality Award’ categories.
Read more about the awards here.

Meeting the mental health needs of care leavers guidance released

The Transforming Mental Health team launched new guidance for local authorities and Integrated Care Boards in commissioning and providing support for young people who are care leavers.
Access the guidance here.

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Good Thinking celebrates 6 years

Good Thinking’s digital mental wellbeing service reached the milestone of helping over 750,000 Londoners deal with stress, anxiety, low mood and poor sleep.
Explore the Good Thinking resources here.

Fast Track Cities London and partners launch new HIV Confident Charter and Ambassdor Programme on World Aids Day

City Hall became the founding member of ‘HIV Confident’, a new HIV anti-stigma charter led by the National AIDS Trust, aidsmap, and Positively UK to tackle stigma and discrimination in the workplace.
Read what Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London said at the signing of the charter here.

First anniversary of the TPHC brand

After Healthy London Partnership and Healthcare Consulting came together as a single teamin 2022 we launched a new name and identity reflecting the core values that underpin the team’s partnerships and consultancy services.
Learn more about us and our journey here.