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‘London, You Good?’: NHS London launches new mental health campaign for young people  

The capital’s NHS is launching a London-wide campaign calling for young people to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health, as recent figures show attendances at Emergency Departments (Accident and Emergency) for young people with a mental health diagnosis have increased since 2019. In 2021, there were 6.9% more Emergency Department attendances […]

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Routine HIV testing rolls out to all Emergency Departments in London

Patients in Emergency Departments (EDs) in all London NHS hospitals will now be offered HIV tests, as NHS England announces the expansion of opt-out routine testing across London. While some trusts have already been implementing opt-out HIV testing, successfully identifying undiagnosed HIV and offering effective early treatment, the initiative has now expanded to every NHS […]

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Stock up and stay safe this summer bank holiday

The capital’s NHS is calling for Londoners to plan for their healthcare needs early, ahead of the August bank holiday weekend, and take precautions to protect their health while enjoying the extended weekend break. With some GPs and pharmacies closed or working reduced hours, it is important to be prepared in advance for any existing […]

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London’s NHS urges students in the capital to consider a nursing career

The Chief Nurse for the NHS in London, Jane Clegg, has congratulated local students receiving their A Level results today, calling on them to consider joining the NHS by applying for the final remaining nursing and midwifery degree places available. With plenty of spaces still available through clearing, the students still undecided on their next […]

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NHS staff praised as London’s waiting lists continue to fall

Thanks to the dedication of healthcare staff across the capital, the NHS in London has virtually eliminated the longest waits for scans, checks, surgical procedures and other routine care, treating more than 1,000 patients who had been waiting more than two years, since January. Delivering this target has only been possible thanks to the hard […]

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Get your child vaccinated against poliovirus, urges London’s NHS

A month after it was announced traces of poliovirus were detected in sewage samples in North and East London, increasing numbers of parents in the capital are booking appointments to get their children vaccinated, as NHS London is urging others to check their child’s immunisation status is up to date. All parents – especially those […]

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The NHS in London more than halves the number of longest waiters since January

There are two-thirds fewer people waiting more than two years for elective care and the number of diagnostic tests in the capital has increased, new figures show today, as the NHS in London continues to make progress in elective recovery. Through the NHS in London’s continued commitment to aid elective recovery, recent figures show the number […]

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