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Urgent community response teams to be rolled-out across all south east London

Expert urgent community response teams will begin to be rolled-out by the NHS in south east London, starting from April 2020, to help support older people to stay in their own homes and avoid hospital admissions under a new scheme outlined today. As part of a £14 million national NHS programme, south east London has […]

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New health leaders to drive health and care in London

Sir David Sloman, NHS London’s Regional Director, has today announced the names of the senior health and care chairs appointed to lead London’s five emerging Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). The five chairs will take on responsibility for the future of London’s health and care systems which serve the 9 million people who live in our […]

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London doctors urge flu vaccine for toddlers as hospital admissions increase overall

Latest data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that seasonal flu activity remains high with increased admissions to intensive care units in London. Over the last week, flu intensive care admission rates in London increased by 20%, whilst overall hospitalisation rates for flu increased by 6%. Since the start of the season 23 flu outbreaks […]

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Thousands of patients in the capital referred to expert pharmacists to avoid unnecessary trips to GPs and A&E

Nearly 13,000 patients in London have been saved unnecessary A&E trips or GP appointments this winter thanks to referrals to community pharmacists by NHS 111. The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), launched in late October 2019, opened the door for NHS 111 health advisors to refer patients with minor illnesses to their local pharmacist […]

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Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust gains new Chair, Sian Bates

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Sian Bates as Chair of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust from 1st February 2020 to 31st August 2021. This appointment in London sees Sian continue in her current separate role as Chairman of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.   Sir David […]

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Public urged to act fast to avoid festive flu

London’s top doctor has urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period. While more people over the age of 65 have received their flu jab than this time last year – the call to action from Dr […]

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