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Healthy London Partnership

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Spotlight on…

…Supporting homeless people this winter

Every homeless person in London is entitled to receive care that is consistent in quality and experience with that of the general population.

We believe that systems which support homeless people should be linked up as much as possible to improve communication and outcomes as people move around the capital.

Health needs assessment

Conducting a health needs assessment is key to developing and delivering integrated care. Local Authorities must do a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment of the health and wellbeing of their local population – this includes assessing health needs of people who are or have been homeless.

Use our London homeless health assessment toolkit

Duty to refer

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 introduced a duty on specified public authorities to refer service users who they think may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to local authority homelessness/housing options teams.

The Government’s latest duty to refer guidance is designed for those working in a specified public authority, which is subject to the duty to refer.

See the full duty to refer guidance

See also



London the first city to exceeds UNAIDS ambitions

London’s fast track city partners celebrate progress towards cutting the rates of new HIV infections in the capital and eliminating the discrimination and stigma that blights the lives of many Londoners living with HIV.

Find out more about the initiative and the upcoming international conference

Read more about the UNAIDS 90-90-90 ambitions



Mental health in schools toolkit launch

Our new toolkit provides a range of information for schools, governors and commissioners on mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools.

Explore the topics



New statutory requirements for child death review

Recent statutory guidance outline changes to the child death review process in England.

To support the transition to these new arrangements, we are running free-to-attend workshops throughout February and March 2019 to support understanding and facilitate discussion.

Find out more and register for an event in your area



Thrive LDN launches ‘Londoners said’ report

‘Londoners said’ – a report summarising the findings of the 17 community conversations run in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation in half of London’s boroughs – was launched at the Thrive LDN Summit at City Hall on 6 December.

The summit brought together health and care partners, politicians, local councils, charities, Londoners and many more to discuss the progress being made towards improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners.

Find out what Londoners said about improving mental health in their area



Primary care mental health guidance and evaluation

Our informative and practical guidance is for commissioners and providers to use when developing and delivering better services. It highlights a number of lessons learned about what is required to make services both successful and sustainable.

Take a look at the guidance



Winter preparedness resources

Winter can be a challenging time for health and care services, so we’ve put together a list of resources to help you.

Check out our winter readiness in care homes offerings

See the NHSI guide to reducing long hospital stays

See the NSHI guide to improving patient flow through urgent and emergency care



Peer review of mental health care pathways for CYP

Our report summarises the findings from peer reviews of London’s nine mental health crisis pathways for children and young people (CYP) conducted between November 2017 and May 2018.

The report provides an overview of provision for mental health crisis across London and for each area reviewed gives an overview of the findings, recommendations and some of the positive practice witnessed, as well as an overview of next steps.

Read the review



What’s new in health and care?




Health inequalities

Integrated care


Mental Health







Taking Care of You: improving the mental health of ED staff

This new campaign from Mind aims to raise awareness of self-care to emergency department staff and provide them with advice on how to deal with issues such as stress, anxiety and depression.

In London, the campaign is underway at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust.

Find out more about the campaign

Photo of Mind Taking Care of You booklet cover and central pages



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