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Specialist A&E mental health support around the clock 24/7

20th April 2017

Healthy London Partnership has successfully supported London’s NHS to win national funding for 17 A&Es to have specialist liaison mental health services in the capital. The funding means Londoners’ with mental health needs will be assessed and cared for around the clock by skilled and compassionate staff. The NHS England transformation funding supports the national […]

Roll out of new information sharing agreement platform

18th April 2017

Healthy London Partnership’s London Digital Programme has developed a new online platform that aims to make the process of creating, agreeing and updating information sharing agreements more efficient and less time consuming. Information sharing agreements exist between many NHS organisations in London and are often paper agreements.  Moving to the new platform, called the data controller console, will reduce paperwork and […]

Healthcare cards featured at Museum of Homelessness

11th April 2017

An additional 20,000 ‘my right to access healthcare’ cards are being distributed to organisations working with people who are homeless – with the cards also featuring at the Museum of Homelessness at the Tate Modern. The cards, produced in partnership with homeless charity Groundswell and London Healthwatch, aim to help people who are homeless to register and receive treatment […]

Making social prescribing mainstream business

10th April 2017

Jane Barnacle, Senior Responsible Officer for Personalisation and Self-Care at Healthy London Partnership and Regional Director for Patients and Information at NHS England (London region), explains why we’re supporting CCGs to help make social prescribing available to all Londoners. People are living longer and are developing long term health conditions as they get older. Their health […]

NHS 111 takes home top award at UK Cloud Awards 2017

30th March 2017

Healthy London Partnership and its development partner, Content Guru, picked up the ‘Digital Transformation Project’ award for the NHS 111 Patient Relationship Management system. The cloud-based system is designed to improve patients’ experience of NHS 111 and has been digitally transforming the way the NHS in London manages urgent care. It is currently unique to London although there are […]

NHS Go takes home ‘Championing the Public’ award at PEN

23rd March 2017

NHS Go, a health app created by young people for young people, was shortlisted for two categories in the patient experience network awards; Championing the Public and Innovative use of Social Media/Technology. The patient experience national network awards are the first patient experience awards recognising and celebrating the outstanding delivery of patient experience in health […]

More than just the ‘baby blues’

14th March 2017

Dr Liz McDonald, Chair of the London Perinatal Mental Health Network, explains why London CCGs need to ensure high quality and timely mental health services are available for pregnant women and new mothers. As a perinatal consultant psychiatrist for over 30 years, I have seen first-hand just how many women struggle with mental health problems […]

My recovery

27th February 2017

Laura Phelan, founder of Phelan Well and a member of our young people’s steering group, talks about being diagnosed with an eating disorder at an early age, her experiences of care in London and her personal road to recovery. My name is Laura, I’m twenty-four and I run a wellness and fitness business to improve mental […]

Improving patient care by joining up NHS organisations

20th February 2017

Mike Part, Head of our London Digital Programme, explains how the programme is working to improve patient care by enabling NHS organisations to share information across London. It is widely recognised that NHS organisations in London need to be able to securely share patient information in order to provide the best care for patients. Better […]