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Statement on London Bridge Incident – November 2019

Update: 06.12.2019 Dr Vin Diwakar, Medical Director for the NHS in London, said: “All three people taken to hospital following Friday’s attack at London Bridge are recovering well and the final patient has been discharged home. I would like to thank all our wonderful NHS staff for the care given to those who were hurt. […]

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Staying well with a lung condition this winter

Winter has arrived and many Londoners are gearing up for festive celebrations. But for those who have a long-term condition, like lung disease, the winter period can be a time of uncertainty and worry – with the cold weather worsening the symptoms of respiratory problems. Every winter, GP surgeries and hospitals see an increase in […]

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Dominic Dodd appointed Chair of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Dodd as Chair of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2023. This appointment in London sees Dominic continue in his current separate role as Chair of The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Dominic […]

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Need health advice? Help us help you stay well this winter

It’s getting chilly out there and many people are suffering from coughs, colds and other seasonal bugs. Whatever the weather, the NHS in London is here to help with all your healthcare needs: Advice from a pharmacist Visiting your local pharmacy can be the fastest way to get advice and medication if you have a […]

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More than a third of Londoners to be offered a free flu jab

London’s GPs, nurses and pharmacists have started to vaccinate everyone at high risk of getting or spreading flu this winter, in order to keep people well this winter. One of London’s top nurses, Martin Machray is encouraging everyone who is eligible for the NHS vaccination to get theirs this autumn – highlighting that the flu […]

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London unites to provide high quality mental health care

The Mental Health Compact for London sets out cross-agency working to ensure high quality care for people in mental health crisis. It sets out working between London’s mental health and acute trusts, Local Authorities, CCGs, NHS England and NHS Improvement, London Ambulance Service and Police services. We intend to establish a common understanding of what […]

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A&Es fight to reduce youth violence in London

Youth workers will be introduced to five additional A&E departments for the first time to work with young people caught up in violent crime. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced record investment to increase the number of youth workers in hospitals across the city and help steer young people away from violence. […]

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Cedi Frederick appointed Chair of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

The NHS in London has announced Cedi Frederick as Chair at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Cedi Frederick will be replacing Dr Peter Carter, who has been the Trust’s interim Chair since February 2019. Cedi Frederick has been a non-executive director at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust since April 2017, and […]

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