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Doctors and patients – who are growing vegetables for Lambeth residents – welcomed The Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Lambeth’s GP Food Co-op Garden yesterday (7 February) to celebrate its 6th birthday and successes in supporting local patients through gardening. The group of clinicians and patients are growing food for the community at hospital sites and GP practices across the borough, to support patients with long […]

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Peter Boorman receives OBE for emergency response leadership in London

Peter Boorman, NHS England (London) Lead for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response (EPRR), has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. The award is in recognition of Peter’s 16-year career in EPRR, during which he led the NHS in London’s preparations and responses to some of the most difficult challenges and tragedies […]

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Over 65s Urged To Take Advantage Of Record Flu Vaccination Programme

The Chief Nursing Officer for England and the London Regional Medical Director Dr Vin Diwakar urged the over 65s to take advantage of NHS England’s biggest ever flu vaccination programme. Older people across London are being offered the most effective vaccine in the world as part of the programme which is providing a record 8.5million […]

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The NHS is open in London over the August Bank Holiday weekend

On this Bank Holiday, Londoners will have access to a range of healthcare services through extended access GP appointments or urgent treatment centres. Those with more urgent medical issues can also call NHS 111 to speak with a fully trained adviser, 24 hours a day, who can connect them to a nurse, emergency dentist or […]

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70 new London nurses to join Florence Nightingale Foundation

NHS England and NHS Improvement will join forces with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to celebrate NHS70, and ensure the very best talents in nursing and midwifery are given the chance to shape the future of the service. As part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations, NHS England has committed funding for 70 London nurses to […]

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New local health and care partnership for London could save lives

Doctors and nurses will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals and GPs and social care in London. New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information about the person in their care, so they can determine the right […]

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Health and Care Heroes to represent London in NHS Birthday Awards

The NHS in London has today (Friday 18th May) revealed the ten individuals and teams it has chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.  The champions – including a paediatrician who has transformed A&E care for children and a ‘virtual surgeon’ pioneering technology use in the operating theatre – will […]

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NHS mental health support for people affected by the London terror attacks

The NHS is promoting a free, confidential mental health service to help people affected by the 2017 London terrorist attacks in Westminster, Finsbury Park, London Bridge and Parsons Green. It is focused on helping people directly affected by the four incidents such as survivors, witnesses, the bereaved, immediate family members and emergency responders, who may […]

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