PPGs are responding to Coronavirus outbreak

During the Coronavirus outbreak, many PPGs suspended their activities allowing practice staff to focus on health emergency. However, most proactive PPGs continued working and were creative in their approach. When traditional face to face engagement is not possible, PPGs are exploring new ways of engaging with the practice and patients. Dynamic patients’ feedback is crucial …

Online COVID Q&A for Young People

  Young Healthwatch Westminster is running an online Q&A webinar for young people, in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare Trust, Connecting Care for Children and Volunteer Police Cadets, on Thursday 30th July at 5pm on Microsoft Teams.   The webinar will give young people the chance to put their questions and concerns around COVID-19 to …

Creative resilience workshops for young Londoners

Join a series of online workshops facilitated by The Fandangoe Kid, a Hackney-based print artist, to explore challenges and issues facing young people. The workshops will experiment with typography, layouts and graphic elements, alongside mixed media and collage, to make bold and engaging statements, to gather a collective voice in response to essential questions concerning …

Call NHS 111 before turning up to your local A&E

The pre-booking process, using the NHS’s triage line, will allow A&E departments to be managed more efficiently and reduce waiting times. The NHS is to pilot a “call first” model of Accident & Emergency which could be rolled out across the country, health chiefs have said, as reported in The Telegraph. Sir Simon Stevens said …

Coronavirus outbreak: changes from 4th July

The Government has announced further easing of lockdown restrictions in its staying alert and safe guidance which explains the measures that will help us to stay safe and alert in a way that continues to protect our communities and the NHS. From Saturday 4th July, many more services and spaces will start to reopen safely …