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Empowering primary care to improve cancer survival rates – Dr Anthony Brzezicki

As the biggest cause of premature and avoidable deaths in London, transforming services to deliver world class cancer outcomes remains a priority for healthcare professionals across the capital. To do this, first and foremost our focus has to be on prevention so that we avoid people having to face an experience with cancer. We also […]

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September is Cancer Month – Dr Andy Mitchell

A month-long awareness campaign for cancer across the capital has been launched by NHS England (London). Dr Andy Mitchell, Medical Director at NHS England (London) explains why it’s a priority. Finding out that you have cancer is a daunting experience for those who have to encounter it and for their families and friends – emotions […]

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NHS England and NHS Improvement appoint joint regional chief nurses

NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced the first two joint Regional Chief Nurse appointments. The aim is to provide clear joint leadership and greater collaboration across both organisations to ensure delivery of strategic aims and ultimately better care for patients. The South has appointed Sue Doheny and London has appointed Professor Oliver Shanley, OBE. […]

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Three services in London nominated for inspirational Kate Granger Awards

Nine nominees make up the final shortlist for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards and three of these nominations are for exceptional services provided in London. The nominations in the capital are the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital whose staff have developed a toy MRI scanner to help put children at their ease; the Pathway […]

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NHS England statement on North Middlesex University Hospital Trust

A spokesperson for NHS England (London) said: “Significant concerns have been raised about the care provided in the emergency department at North Middlesex University Hospital Trust and about the lack of proper support for and supervision of doctors in training. “In response we, in collaboration with the Trust, local commissioners and NHS Improvement have taken […]

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Mental Health Patient Safety Improvement in London

In May 2016, over 100 people from across London gathered together to share emerging practice in suicide prevention and to explore how to work in partnership to embed learning from critical incidents in the capital. Together, we developed a strategy for suicide prevention and created a series of next steps. For information about the event […]

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Review of specialised commissioning services in south London

NHS England (London) will lead a review of ‘specialised services’ in south London to make sure they are fit for the future. South London has some of the best specialised services in the country – and some among the best in the world. Specialised services cover more than 170 services, ranging from kidney dialysis and […]

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Giving children the mental health care they need – Dr Ann York

In the latest in our series of blogs about #mentalhealth, an NHS England (London) awareness campaign for mental health care across the capital, Dr Ann York talks the improvements being made to support young people: It’s late Friday afternoon. Susie is at the GP surgery with her daughter Lizzie, aged 15 (not real names). The […]

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Flu vaccinations in community pharmacies – London update

Further to the NHS England announcement on the 9 May regarding the recommissioning of flu vaccinations in community pharmacies for 2016/17 the London regional team would also like to confirm that they expect to have a service specification for the supplementary service available in the near future. In London the partnership between GPs and Pharmacies […]

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Show courage to end mental health stigma – Dr Phil Moore

In the latest in our series of blogs about #mentalhealth, an NHS England (London) awareness campaign for mental health care across the capital, the co-chair of the London Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network talks about stigma and prevention: Hope deferred makes the heart grow sick but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. So […]

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