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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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The health and care vision for London

We have a shared ambition to make London the world’s healthiest global city, and the best global city in which to receive health and care services. We know we need to work together across public services and wider society, both to make the most of opportunities for good health and to tackle issues that cause […]

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Abuse against our staff: not part of the job

By Garrett Emmerson Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service Leading the busiest ambulance service in the country is a challenge and a privilege. London is a world-class, vibrant city where anything can – and does – happen. My ambulance crews attend around 1.2 million incidents each year. We also handle millions of 999 and […]

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The NHS in London celebrates Car Free Day

Sunday 22 September 2019 is Car Free Day in London and the NHS is encouraging staff, and patients, who are able to, to join in the celebrations happening all over traffic-free streets in the city. Air pollution is one of the biggest health emergencies of our generation and 3 out of 4 Londoners are worried […]

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NHS ramps up support for survivors of FGM

Hundreds of survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) in London will be able to access expert care, support and treatment earlier thanks to a new network of NHS ‘one stop shop’ clinics being launched today. More than 1,300 women over 18 across the country are expected to benefit from the highly specialised FGM support being […]

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Reach out and talk – World Suicide Prevention Day

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), the NHS in London is encouraging everyone to talk more and share how they feel. Although talking isn’t always easy, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is leading the way in Channel 5 TV tonight at 9pm in ‘Suicidal: In Our Own Words’. The powerful […]

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