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NHS first as chief midwife hired to improve maternity care in London

The NHS in London has appointed the region’s first chief midwife to lead improvements in care for women and families during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. NHS England and Improvement announced today that Kate Brintworth would be the first to take on the new role in London. With over 120, 000 babies born […]

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Coronavirus public information update

The NHS in London and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The risk to the general public is moderate. […]

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Mobile mental health unit expands London-wide to help improve care for patients

The fleet is an expansion of a mental health car service launched in south-east London in November 2018 and will help alleviate pressure traditionally faced by the NHS in the final winter months. The original service is estimated to have helped around 2,000 people suffering with mental health issues in the past year, with initial […]

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Coronavirus public information campaign launched across the UK

The government-funded campaign includes public health advice on how people can protect themselves from infection. The campaign advises the public to: • always carry tissues and use them to catch coughs and sneezes, and bin the tissue • wash hands with soap and water, or use sanitiser gel, to kill germs The Coronavirus public information […]

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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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