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Achieving 2020 vision in London’s eye health – David Parkins

In the latest in our series of blogs about #primarycare month – an NHS England (London) campaign to promote and publicise the many exceptional things going on in primary care across the capital – David Parkins talks about what needs to change in eye health and sight services to meet current and future challenges. Hospital […]

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Londoners get chance to beat Type 2 diabetes this year as new scheme launches

Capital hosts four of the 27 areas in England in the first wave of sites ready to offer the world’s first nationwide Diabetes Prevention Programme. Londoners at high risk of Type 2 diabetes will be invited to join a programme helping them avoid developing the condition as a new national scheme launches in London. These […]

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Proposal to merge four GP practices gets go-ahead

A proposal by four Southwark GP practices to merge into one partnership has been approved by healthcare commissioners, creating London’s biggest GP practice. The Aylesbury Partnership, Bermondsey and Lansdowne Medical Mission, Princess Street Group Practice and the Walworth Partnership already serve over 60,000 patients across eight sites. The aim of the merger is to give […]

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UK role in EU programme helping child victims of violence

Hong Tan, Head of Health in the Justice System at NHS England London, has become one of two UK representatives for the international EU- PROMISE (Promoting child-friendly multi-disciplinary and interagency services) programme. PROMISE brings 15 European countries together to commit to developing and implementing child-friendly, multidisciplinary and inter-agency services for child victims and witnesses of […]

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New Dentistry, Optometry and Pharmacy lead for NHS England London

NHS England London has appointed a new Regional Lead for Dentistry, Optometry and Pharmacy in London. Donal Markey has responsibility for the strategic commissioning of NHS services across all community pharmacies, dental practices and community optometry practices in the capital. He will also lead on the commissioning of all acute, community and urgent care dental […]

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Why I became a GP – Dr Henrietta Hughes

#primarycare month is an NHS England (London) campaign to promote and publicise the many exceptional things going on in primary care across the capital. Primary care is an absolute priority for the NHS, and especially for London. Working with the Healthy London Partnership, strategic clinical networks and other key groups throughout March, we aim to shed some […]

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March is #primarycare month – Dr Anne Rainsberry

#primarycare month is an NHS England (London) campaign to promote and publicise the many exceptional things going on in primary care across the capital. Primary care is an absolute priority for the NHS, and especially for London. Working with the Healthy London Partnership, strategic clinical networks and other key groups throughout March, we aim to […]

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Redbridge GP leads national awareness campaign

#primarycare month is an NHS England (London) campaign to promote and publicise the many exceptional things going on in primary care across the capital. Primary care is an absolute priority for the NHS, and especially for London. Working with the Healthy London Partnership, strategic clinical networks and other key groups throughout March, we aim to shed some […]

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