From Stigma to Support: Advocating for Eating Disorder Care in the Capital

3rd March 2023

I feel very fortunate to have held the post of Clinical Lead for the Transformation Partners for Health and Care, London Adult Eating Disorders programme since April 2022. Our hard working, passionate, and dedicated eating disorder Leads from across London meet every six weeks to support each other make meaningful, positive changes to support our […]

People before process: reflections on a personalised cancer care workshop in London

by Dr Philippa Hyman, Associate Director for Personalised Cancer Care, Transforming Cancer Services Team and Emma Tingley, Head Of Partnerships - London & South East Region at Macmillan Cancer Support, 1st March 2023

The Transforming Cancer Services Team recently teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to host a pan-London workshop ‘Who Cares About Personalised Cancer Care in London’. The full-day session brought together people affected by cancer, carers, clinicians, specialist cancer nurses, NHS commissioners and other key decision makers. It was an incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking day, filled […]

Introducing Community Chests – a model for a thriving voluntary and community sector to support social prescribing in London

1st December 2022

Here at Healthy London Partnership, we’re on a mission to ensure London’s social prescribing system is not only sustainable but thriving.  But we, and the partners we work with to make this happen, are increasingly aware of just how challenging this is, especially right now. Public services are overwhelmed, the voluntary sector is starved of […]

Report: Mental health in schools: Positive Practice Report

22nd April 2021

London’s programme of Mental Health in Schools Teams (MHSTs) was established in 2017, through a Trailblazer Programme. The teams have remained in place throughout the pandemic, working in different ways to continue to deliver services to young people and their families to support mental health needs. This report draws together learning from MHSTs’ collective experience, […]

Working together to get London to zero HIV stigma

22nd January 2020

London has always taken an innovative approach to tackling HIV. London has got to where it is today by a mix of highly effective treatment, some of the best testing and diagnosis in the world, a combination of prevention methods and the huge range of organisations in London supporting and advocating on behalf of people […]

Blog: There’s magic in your smile

7th November 2019

By Lydia Davies, Project Support Officer, Health Innovation Network I’m a young person, a 22-year-old woman living and working in London. I look around City Hall and see many other young women like myself and realise that 1 in 4 of us will experience living with anxiety or depression and 70 per cent of us […]

Self-assessment: A liberating element of digital health

29th October 2019

By Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead, Good Thinking. One in six adults in London will experience mental ill health in any week but almost two-thirds of those in need are not accessing support services. If we are to make London the healthiest city in the world, we need to support people with anxiety, […]

Dealing with the impact of treatment: a spotlight on cancer rehabilitation in London

25th October 2019

As part of breast cancer awareness month, Dr Karen Robb, Macmillan Rehabilitation Clinical Lead, discusses the importance of physiotherapy as part of the wider rehabilitation of people living with and beyond cancer. The recently published Integrated Care System Guidance for Cancer Rehabilitation, produced by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST), and fully funded by Macmillan […]

Woodburning poses a serious risk to health – Blog

19th September 2019

Health writer, editor and clean air advocate Penny Hosie says woodburning stoves should be taken seriously as an asthma trigger. Here she explains why Several years ago, when my children were young, I visited my sister in Cornwall shortly after Christmas. It was a long drive and my eldest daughter, then aged 7,  was at […]

Blood Cancer awareness month – the importance of early diagnosis

17th September 2019

September is Blood Cancer awareness month and we want to highlight the importance of being aware of the signs and understanding that early diagnosis is vital. Around 3,500 people in London are diagnosed each year with some form of blood cancer, and there are more than 22,000 people living with a blood cancer in London. […]