Early warning system that helps care home staff catch serious illnesses early rolled out across south west London 

Judging whether a resident is just ‘under the weather’ or at risk of more serious illness can be a tough decision for care home staff to make.  That is where RESTORE2 comes in – an early warning system that helps them identify whether someone is at risk of becoming very unwell and needs urgent assessment […]

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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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Breath of Hope for Long COVID patients

Registered Kingston charity, Voices of Hope, has offered hope and support to people facing challenges in their daily lives through community choirs and well-being projects since 2019. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the charity rise to the occasion and quickly change direction. As it became clear that the virus was leaving many people […]

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Is it time you booked a cervical screening test?

If you think you may have missed your regular cervical screening appointment (smear test), contact your GP now. NHS figures reveal that the pandemic saw a small reduction in the numbers coming forward for cervical screening. According to Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, lead GP for Merton, “Cervical screening is a really effective test for picking up […]

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NHS services in south west London over the May bank holiday weekend

South west Londoners needing urgent mental health care over the bank holiday weekend are being reminded help is on hand. The local NHS is telling people that if they are struggling with their mental health, they should seek help. In Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond people can call the crisis line on 0800 028 […]

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Local NHS delivers more than three million Covid-19 vaccinations

The Covid-19 vaccination drive in south west London has reached another major milestone with the local NHS revealing that more than three million jabs have now been delivered. Latest figures show that nearly 761,000 Covid-19 booster jabs have been given together with almost 2.25 million first and second doses. The landmark – covering the boroughs […]

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