Healthwatch Lewisham focus on men’s mental health
Using focus groups, Healthwatch Lewisham spoke to 108 men and found that they’re more likely to isolate themselves than talk to family or mental health services. Shockingly, only 10% of respondents felt there is adequate support for men’s mental health with many highlighting a cultural stigma, especially those from the Caribbean community.
This short survey has been created by Health and Wellbeing Alliance Partners Young People’s Health Partnership in response to the Long Term Plan, to gain insight from young people into how the service can be improved to better suit their needs.
Partnership for Young London is recruiting 10 young people, aged 14 – 24 with a range of experiences and backgrounds, to form our Youth Board. This is to ensure that young peoples’ voices shape and influence our work, including the regional priorities for the Vision for Young Londoners, by assessing key issues for young people in the Capital and developing a set of recommendations for future development of the organisation.
#WordsSaveLives Becoming an organ donor only takes a few minutes if you register online, but can bring a lifetime of health and happiness to those who are waiting for a transplant. Your family will be asked to support organ donation if, when you die, you are in a position to donate your organs. So make sure you tell them you want to be an organ donor too. Sadly, around three people every day die in need of an organ transplant. Why should I become an organ donor?
To coincide with the start of the new school year and the highest hospital admission rates for asthma (week 38), Healthy London Partnership and NHS England London is running #AskAboutAsthma to encourage small steps to help improve the quality of life for London’s children and young people living with asthma.
Scroll Free September offers a unique opportunity to take a break from all personal social media accounts for 30 days during September
A good relationship is one of balance, and Scroll Free September is here to help you gain that with social media both on and offline
Having a baby is one of the biggest life choices you can make. This can affect both the person who is giving birth and their partner's mental health. We want to know more about people's experiences of mental health support when planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy, at the birth of their child and afterwards.
We know that this can be a challenging topic to talk about, so please be assured all responses will be completely anonymous and if there are any questions you don’t want to answer, then don’t feel like you have to.
Please see atached details of the Family Members’ Reference group for family carers of adults or young people with learning disabilities, on Wednesday 12 September, from 10.30-12.30pm at Charlie Ratchford Centre, NW1 8HF.
Oliver Greene, chair of Camden Disability Action will give an update on plans for the Centre for Independent Living, hear how carers and those for whom they care can get involved and what services will be available. We also hope to have an update on the new model for floating support.
Camden CCG AGM will be held on Wednesday 12 September 2018 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Black Room, British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP.
The CCG will present the 2017-18 accounts alongside a review of our performance. There will also be an opportunity to discuss future plans with our Governing Body.
You can register your place, and let us know about any accessibility requirements, via Eventbrite. The full agenda will be available shortly.
It contains information to help people manage their health and care online, and there will be more changes coming to improve services.
Finding services in your area
You're probably aware that you can search CQC website for care services by postcode or town, but did you know that you can also find services by local authority area?
Use the drop down menu on our home page to select your local authority. If you want to see only one kind of service - for example, GP surgeries or care homes - use the tools on the left of the search results to refine your search.
Invite to former ICU patients
We are holding a stakeholder event in Central London (City University) on Friday 19th October 2018 1-3pm and would like to invite adults who have been in ICU in the UK within the past five years. There is also the opportunity for people to have a longer term input into the project if they so wish
North London Partners are proposing to consolidate elective orthopaedic surgery on fewer sites than currently. There will be extensive consultation on this in the next few months. You can read the full case for change on the NLP website
URGENT: Evidence wanted about poverty facing people with mental health diagnosis/in mental distress
If you have evidence which NSUN can use for its submission, please can you send it urgently by Fri 7th September to: Dorothy Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org
London Choosing Wisely is underway to develop pan London policies for eight treatment areas, to ensure patients across London have consistent access to treatment that improves their health, based on the latest available evidence. Full details about the programme, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, are available online via: www.healthylondon.org/london-choosing-wisely/.
The London Choosing Wisely programme expert groups for knee arthroplasty, varicose vein procedures, and cataract surgery have now prepared a draft pan London policy in their treatment areas.