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Healthy London Partnership

Working together to make London the world’s healthiest city

14 November 2018

Welcome to our fortnightly enews where we update you about our partnership and programmes.

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What’s new?

Social Prescribing in secondary care: how to guide

In his recent vision for prevention, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP said, “We need to change the mind set from condition management to health creation.” One way to do this is through complementary, evidence-based approaches such as Social Prescribing.

Commissioned by Healthy London Partnership, Family Action has produced a guide that will support you to efficiently and effectively commission, implement and deliver Social Prescribing services in secondary care.

Read the full guide



London estates: transformation update

London has some of the world’s most advanced health and care facilities, but at the same time, many of our health and care buildings are in need of repair, or are no longer fit for purpose.

Enabled by the devolution act, work with our partners is progressing well to address our estates challenges at a local level.

Read our latest progress report



Crisis care: evaluation of SLaM centralised health-based place of safety model

Our second report builds on the initial evaluation to see whether original trends identified have been sustained, and whether there has been any additional impact or any unintended consequences since July 2017.

Download the report



Children and young people: supporting health and care transformation

In order to prepare for work around the health of children and young people that we anticipate will be required to respond to the NHS Long Term Plan, our children and young people team has put together a pack of resources produced to drive transformation of healthcare in London.

Take a look at the resource



Thrive LDN: a serious and creative approach to mental heath

In response to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP’s vision for prevention, The Mental Heath Foundation has highlighted Thrive LDN as an example of citywide leadership directly guiding serious and creative, community approaches to improving mental health.

Read the full blog in the BMJ










Case study: Tackling health inequalities with the London Choosing Wisely programme

In December 2017, London’s CCG Accountable Officers commissioned a series of clinical expert working groups to inform the harmonisation of clinical commissioning policies for a limited number of specific treatments.

The aim was to ensure that Londoners have equal access to these treatments across London, to make sure they are used consistently, and that their use follows criteria that improves the health of patients.

Read the case study

Find out more about London Choosing Wisely




Training and events

Mental Health: Multi-agency training in emergency departments

Following the success of our multi-agency Mental Health Act training sessions that took place at each Mental Health Trust in 2017/18, we are offering further bespoke training in Spring 2019 to London’s frontline ED staff.

Register your interest

Upcoming events



Join the team



Tackling social isolation

In October 2015, Ageing Better in Camden undertook a two year project, which saw thirteen pharmacies in the borough commissioned to identify older people who were lonely or isolated and refer them to a Camden Community Connector.

Find out more about the Ageing Better project

Protect against STIs campaign

An STI is diagnosed in a young person every four minutes. Public Health England and Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson have release two new films for the Protect Against STIs campaign, to encourage condom use among young people.

Share the films

Tackling bullying in the workplace

The BMA has launched launched a programme to raise awareness of workplace bullying and harassment, improve support for doctors and to seek changes in employer practice and organisational culture.

Take a look at the programme

Breast screening: leading a service

This guidance from Public Health England has information for local providers and commissioners on leading NHS breast screening services.

See the guidance

AI to help save lives

The Business Secretary has announced five new centres of excellence for digital

pathology and imaging, including radiology, using AI medical advances.

Read more about the London Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Centre

Prison Health

The Health and Social Care Committee has release a report into the state of health and care in UK prisons.

Read the report

It’s Antibiotics Awareness Week

Public Health England has updated its resources for the Keep Antibiotics Campaign.

Access the toolkit for healthcare professionals

Promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families

This resource from Public Health England will support local authorities, NHS commissioners and providers, voluntary and community sector organisations to take action to reduce obesity.

See the resource







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