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Can you make time to #AskAboutAsthma?

The London Ask About Asthma campaign is on again this year from 3 to 16 September. The dates coincide with the return to school and peak hospital admissions for asthma. The goal is to have children and young people and the people who care for them asking simple questions to make sure they are managing their asthma…Find out more

Learning: Innovative rotational nurse programmes for better crisis care

Last year our mental health crisis care programme supported four London mental health trusts on innovative rotational nursing programmes for staff at A&Es and Health Based Place of Safety sites. So far the benefits include preventing unnecessary A&E transfers and better working between Health Based Place of Safety sites and A&Es for more integrated physical and mental health care.…Find out more

Youth mental health first aid for London schools by 2021

A ground-breaking programme has been launched to ensure all state-funded primary and secondary schools and further education colleges in London have access to youth mental health first aid by 2021. It’s a collaboration between Thrive LDN and Mental Health First Aid England, supported by funding from the Mayor of London through the Young Londoners Fund…Find out more

October 2018 London cultural festival: young people’s mental health in a changing world

Thrive LDN is organising a cultural festival to coincide with World Mental Health Day (WMHD) in London on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. In partnership with the Mental Health Foundation and the Mayor of London’s Culture Team, the Thrive LDN culture initiative will join up with Brixton Reel Film Festival so Londoners can share their experiences with wide audiences using filmed storytelling…Find out more

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In the news

Evening Standard: Air pollution exposure can harm cognitive intelligence, study shows
Guardian: Too dirty to breathe: can London clean up its toxic air?
Pulse: GP’s online low-carb model saw ‘40% of diabetes patients able to cut medicines’
Pulse: NHS England asks GPs to house mental health therapists within practices
Times: Dementia-friendly homes and fast-food curbs in healthy new towns


A whole council approach to gambling
Gambling is often described as a ‘hidden addiction’ and problem gambling is now recognised as a complex public health issue that has an impact on individuals, families, and communities. This guidance outlines the areas in which public health can add value and support local gambling policies.

Physical activity: encouraging activity within the general population
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is currently developing the topic outline for a new quality standard on physical activity and behaviour change. This consultation asks for suggestions on five key areas for quality improvement that would have the greatest potential to improve the quality of care in this area. The closing date for submissions is 11 September 2018.

National paediatric diabetes audit
The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit was established to compare the care and outcomes of all children and young people with diabetes receiving care from paediatric diabetes units in England and Wales. The latest report highlights the main findings from 2016-17.

NHS choices in now
As part of a programme of work to improve its services, NHS Digital has rebranded the ‘NHS Choices’ website as the NHS website ( The NHS website will continue to provide information to help people manage their health and care online. This NHS Digital guidance gives information and advice on the changes organisations will need to make to their own print and digital materials when signposting patients and the public to this site.

Watch out for…

3 July to 11 October – Thrive LDN: Are we OK London? campaign
3 to 16 September – Ask About Asthma campaign
5 September – #AskAboutAsthma transforming care event

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