Would you like to get involved in clinical research?

Would you like to hear about opportunities to get actively involved in clinical research at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University College London (UCL)? Public involvement in research can lead to treatments that better meet the needs of users and the public, and to research results that are more likely to be …

Closed: Proposed Change to Cancer Navigator Service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is proposing to change the Cancer Navigator service from a 7 day to a 5 day week service.

The Cancer Navigator service is an enhanced phone based service for all cancer patients in the Trust, their families and carers, and community clinicians.

Imperial has said that the evidence suggests that there is a very limited demand for the weekend service (less than 3 per cent of total calls to the service), and that it dies not enhance patient experience, improve safety, or maximise the use of Trust resources.

It is proposed that from April 2018 the Navigator service would operate 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday, which would align the service with clinical support ensuring a safer, higher quality service, and better patient experience.

Anyone with questions or views on the proposed change can contact Claire Barry, Macmillan Programme Manager at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, by Friday 9th February at 5pm.

Email Claire Barry

Making Sense of Accountable Care

What is accountable care? In the King’s Fund’s latest report, Chris Ham CEO, answers key questions about accountable care: What is it? How is it being implemented? What does it mean for commissioning? It is about making cuts and privatising services? For more information on accountable care, have a look at their guide: King’s Fund Accountable …

Fulham Diabetes Group Programme of Talks 2018

  Fulham Diabetes group is a chance for you to meet other people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes living in Hammersmith & Fulham. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, have managed your condition for many years, or are the friend, relative or carer of someone with diabetes, you are welcome to …

Closed: Isolation and loneliness among H&F older residents

A new community-led commission is working to improve quality of life for older people in Hammersmith & Fulham.

The independent H&F Older People’s Commission is made up of residents, the local voluntary sector and healthcare experts.

It will focus on the three main areas older people say most concern them: loneliness and isolation, poverty and deprivation, and access to services.

The commission is asking older H&F residents aged 65 and over to give their views on loneliness and isolation in the borough and what can be done. It’s open until 28 January 2018.

Take the survey online.

If you know someone who’d like to take part in the consultation but doesn’t have online access, you can print it and send it back to:

Julien Danero Iglesias

Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Room 102, Town Hall, King Street
London, W6 9JU

For more information please visit the Older People’s Commission website. 

Closed: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services

The government is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges.

The proposals include:

  • creating a new mental health workforce of community-based mental health support teams
  • every school and college will be encouraged to appoint a designated lead for mental health
  • a new 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted in some areas

Have Your Say on Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services

The consultation closes midday on the 2nd March 2018

Help Transform Outpatient Services

Would you like to be part of a group who are working to improve outpatient services?  The local NHS are looking for patients and/or carers who have used outpatient services at any hospital in North West London in the last couple of years in the following departments: Cardiology Trauma and orthopaedics (MSK) Dermatology Gastroenterology Gynaecology …