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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Community Grant encourages best foot forward for fitness

Wandsworth students are putting their best foot forward to build up fitness and resilience after long months of lockdown. The students attend Share Community, a charity which supports around 140 people with autism and learning disabilities in Wandsworth and some neighbouring boroughs. A £2,444 NHS Wandsworth Community Grant paid for pedometers so students can measure […]

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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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Nearly one person every minute receiving their spring booster

The equivalent of 56 spring boosters were delivered to south west Londoners every hour during the first two weeks of the latest phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The local NHS delivered 18,920 second boosters to eligible people* after 95-year-old grandad Devraj Jhalam from Slough became one of the first people nationally to receive their […]

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National HIV Testing Week

National HIV testing week kickstarted earlier this week with the aim to promote regular testing among key populations. With hopes to reduce the numbers of undiagnosed people and those diagnosed late, the campaign stands to raise awareness and increase knowledge of HIV testing in communities most affected by HIV and the general population. Earlier this […]

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South west Londoners who caught Omicron urged to ‘grab a jab’

South west Londoners who caught the Omicron variant are being urged to ‘grab a jab’ as part of the national drive to deliver as many of the live-saving Covid-19 vaccinations as possible. Dr Nicola Jones, GP lead for the south west London vaccination programme, is calling on them – together with those who have yet […]

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Join in and say “Thank you”…72 years of the NHS!

To mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS we would like to invite you join us in saying “Thank You” to the nation’s superstars for their efforts during this pandemic.   Your superstar could be anyone…a friend, a carer, a nurse, a member of your family, a bus driver…the choice is yours. This is your opportunity to share your appreciation for someone / people that […]

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