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London’s Section 136 new model of care shortlisted for Healthcare Transformation Award


We are delighted to announce that Healthy London Partnership, in partnership with South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted for the Innovation in Mental Health Care Award for London’s section 136 new model of care…Find out more



Case study: London’s mental health handover form

Some of the things we do might be small and simple but have a huge impact on people’s lives. We worked with London’s A&E departments and police forces to develop a handover form, which has resulted in 83% fewer people going missing from A&E when having a mental health crisis, compared to the previous year…Find out more



Royal College of Nursing shortlists our children and young people’s team

Tracy Parr, Sara Nelson and the Children and Young People’s team at Healthy London Partnership London, have been announced as finalists in the 2018 RCNi Nurse Awards, the UK’s most prestigious nursing accolades. The panel of judges voted for our Children and Young People’s team as a finalist because of their incredible story – Tracy and Sara are both nurses – and the impact they’ve had on education and care for young people with asthma…Find out more 



Children’s mental wellbeing comes to life with Thrive LDN


Discover storytelling, in partnership with Thrive LDN, performed for children and their parents at Islington Central and Stanmore libraries, bringing Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival to life in a fun and engaging way. The children’s book sees a young boy suddenly grow wings and details his struggle with hiding his difference and his eventual acceptance…Find out more



Prime Minister’s speech: £20bn for NHS

Read our summary of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech outlining the Government’s multi-year spending plan for the NHS. The plan is to give the health service an extra £20bn by 2023, which No10 says works out at £394m a week…Find out more



Lord Darzi: “We need bold action to ensure that the NHS is fit for the 2020s”

In a report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham from Imperial’s Department of Surgery & Cancer, and Lord David Prior, Chair of UCL Hospital and former Conservative health minister, sets out a number of key reforms needed to maintain the health service…Find out more

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In the news

BBC: Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM
Economist: Why Britain’s hospitals are waging a war on pyjamas
Guardian: Deaths of mentally ill rough sleepers in London rise sharply
Guardian: Theresa May tells taxpayers to expect to pay more to fund NHS
HSJ: NHS outpatients model obsolete, says Stevens
Independent: A homeless person dies every two weeks in London, figures show
Independent: Mayors call for ban on diesel and petrol cars to be brought forward a decade
Times: Bed blocking costs NHS £3bn a year, Lord Darzi warns



In focus

The role of cities in improving population health: international insights

The King’s Fund has released a report that explores the role cities are playing in improving population health and the conditions needed for success. The report draws on case studies to explore the conditions required for successful health governance in cities and the roles that city governments can play in improving population health.

Characteristics and enabling conditions

1. Bold political leadership and a willingness to invest personal political capital in championing health-promoting policies. Case study: The Mayor of Paris has been vocal about her ambition to reduce air pollution and improve the urban environment by ‘reconquering the public space’ from vehicles. This included changes aimed at cutting the amount of traffic in the city.

2. Clear governance and decision-making processes, including effective partnership working between city-wide government and more local tiers of government. Case study: Copenhagen’s perceived success as a city was a willingness to collaborate across political parties, levels of government and sectors of society (including innovative public – private partnerships).

3. Understanding and making full use of regulatory and other powers available at city and local level. Case study: New York’s ‘Board of Health’ has extensive powers to introduce new regulations without going through normal legislative processes. The city’s high-profile public health interventions were introduced using these powers including the ban on trans-fats in restaurant food and mandatory calorie labeling.

4. The distribution of public health expertise needs to match the wider governance arrangements in a city. Case study: In Barcelona, all public health officers are concentrated in a single organisation, which has staff of around 300 people covering a population of 1.7 million. This reflects the balance of power in the city.

5.  Being connected both internally and with other cities to tackle shared challenges. Case study: In Vienna the Mayor travels with a team of around 30 people for a week twice a year to another city to learn in detail about what they are doing well and what they are struggling with.

Roles for city governments in population health

1. Coordinating system-wide action. Case study: In Amsterdam co-ordinating activities across organisations has been a crucial component of work on childhood obesity and HIV. The city’s success in reducing childhood obesity rates has been attributed to the co-ordinated, whole-system approach it has taken since 2013, supported by a dedicated programme management team…Read on




The final report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care. It has revealed a story of success: despite a decade of austerity, the quality of care provided by the health and social care system has been maintained or improved. Yet it is also clear that the health and care system is under serious strain.
System under strain: Why demand pressures are more than a
winter phenomenon

An NHS Confederation report shows that increases in demand for health care services are not restricted to particular parts of the service and specific times of the year. It describes how increasing demand in one part of the system can affect the performance of other NHS services.That age old question: how attitudes to ageing affect our health and wellbeing
This Royal Society for Public Health report examines how attitudes to ageing can affect health and wellbeing. It reveals that ageist views are held across the generations, and that an ageing society is viewed by many as a challenge rather than an opportunity.The role of cities in improving population health: international insights
This King’s Fund report draws on international case studies to explore the role of cities in improving population health. An interactive map presents highlights from some of these locations, and in a related blog Chis Naylor considers what cities in England can learn from other countries.

Tobacco control plan: delivery plan 2017-2022
This Department of Health and Social Care delivery plan will monitor how the aims of the tobacco control plan for England (July 2017) are being met. It sets out specific milestones and what is expected at national and local levels. It includes actions for government departments, national agencies and local partnerships.

When tragedy strikes: reflections on the NHS response to the Manchester Arena bombing and Grenfell Tower fire
The NHS Confederation report based on a series of interviews to capture the learning from the health service’s response to events of 2017. Interviews were held with Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of The Kerslake Arena Review, Dr John Green, Clinical Director of the Grenfell Tower NHS Mental Health Response, and Professor Chris Moran, National Clinical Director for Trauma, at NHS England.

Work, worklessness and health: local infographic tool
This Public Health England tool includes a slide set with regional and local data relating to work, worklessness and health for each county or unitary authority in England.

Watch out for…

19 June 2018 – The Future of the NHS and Social Care: The Lord Darzi Review Launch
1 July 2018 – Clinical Pharmacy Programme – Wave 6 applications open
11 July 2018 – General Practice Improvement Leader programme London applications open

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