Embrace a better life with the diabetes prevention decathlon

Imagine putting on your trainers and walking from London to South Korea. That’s the incredible total distance paced out by 28 Merton and Wandsworth residents taking part in the Diabetes Prevention Decathlon, an innovative 10-week programme to prevent people from developing Type 2 Diabetes. Between them, participants also lost 66.5kg in weight with one person […]

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AGE UK Merton offers older residents an MOT for life

The pile of pain relief tablets heaped up on Pat Richards’ living room table tells its own story. It’s over 40 years since Pat damaged her back lifting a care home resident out of bed. Cortisone injections, physiotherapy and daily painkillers help to mask some of the pain. But this patchwork medical solution can never […]

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How the NHS in south west London is helping change lives through social prescribing 

Social prescribing is changing the landscape of care in NHS South West London by bringing together a wide range of organisations to help people live healthier and fulfilling lives. A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. This is where social prescribing comes in. Designed to […]

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South West London Health and Care Partnership March 2022 update

The South West London Health and Care Partnership March 2022 message updates you on how we are working together to make a real difference to our citizens. This month we are sharing stories ranging from patients and carers being supported in their homes and in the community by primary care, paramedics, community services and volunteers to how new shared surgery facilities and shared patient records are reducing waiting times and reshaping patient pathways across acute services. […]

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