Oriel – your views on the development of the new Moorfields Eye Hospital

Oriel is the  proposal to design, build and operate a new, purpose-built centre of excellence for eye care, research and education for Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalm.

It is a joint venture between Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL and Moorfields Eye Charity. It is proposed for services at Moorfields Eye Hospital on City Road and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) on Bath Street to relocate to a new, integrated facility at a preferred site of St Pancras Hospital.

Their vision is to create an environment for innovation to flourish, inspiring improvements in people’s sight. The new facility aims to be flexible and modern, and could enable eye care, research and education to be brought together for the first time.

Oriel needs your views

At the moment, Oriel is seeking your thoughts on how a proposed relocation of services from City Road to a new, integrated facility at St Pancras would affect you. This survey asks about your inital thoughts, the improvements you would hope to see and any concerns you may have about Oriel.

This survey is open to everyone, including staff, patients, and other stakeholders and can be completed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Oriel-yourthoughts

How Are Palliative Care Services Working in North West London?

Resident and organisations in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea & Westminster are being asked for their views on how well adult palliative care services are working across the three boroughs as part of an independent review launched in December.  The review aims to make improvements for patients, to make sure services are joined up and deliver effective and quality care.

Penny Hansford, former Director of Nursing at St Christopher’s Hospice who has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the review, has said:

“I want to hear from local people, particularly people who have an experience of the current service, both patients and staff.  I am passionate about palliative care services deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time.”

Recommendations form the review will be reported back to the Clinical Commissioning Groups involved. Complete the patient or staff survey today. Find out more http://bit.ly/2RZnqFC

The Adovcacy Project Mental Health Magazine

Do live or work in London and have lived experience of mental health, either personally or as a carer?

Speakeasy was a magazine which ran from 2010 to 2018, in mental health hospitals in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Written by service users and for service users, it provided a creative means for people in hospital to get their voices heard – by contributing poetry, artwork, stories and points of view. It was last published in 2018 as funding ended.

The Advocacy Project would like to seek new funding for a similar mental health magazine project, for people in hospital and in the community across London.

Your feedback will help the Advocacy Project to find out whether there is interest in having such a magazine.

Please have a look at examples of the Speakeasy magazine here. 

You can complete the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5PHJDC9

Palliative Care Review Launches

Residents and organisations in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster are being asked for their views on how well palliative care services are working across the three boroughs.

NHS commissioners are launching an independent review of local palliative care services, which care for people with advanced progressive illnesses. These services include home support, day centre facilities and care provided at inpatient hospice units.

Penny Hansford, former Director of Nursing at St Christopher’s Hospice who has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the review, has said:

“Today I am launching a call for evidence so that I can hear from local people. I would particularly like to hear from people who have an experience of the current services about how well they are working. I will also be writing to local organisations calling for evidence about the barriers they face and any gaps in services.

I am passionate about palliative care being delivered in a way that empowers both patients and families, ensuring services deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Once we have heard from local people, I will consider what can be done to improve these services to make them as effective and efficient as possible. I will then report these recommendations to the three Clinical Commissioning Groups involved, where a decision will be made. It is not the plan to reduce access to our palliative care services.”

Complete the questionnaire

To submit your views on palliative care services in the area please complete the questionnaire and send back to nwlccgs.triborough.palliativecare@nhs.net.

Feedback can be submitted up until date 13 February 2019.

Key documents

If you need any assistance in completing this questionnaire or require an alternative format please do not hesitate to get in touch, email nwlccgs.triborough.palliativecare@nhs.net. or telephone 0203 350 4366.

The Glad Study

The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study, led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health BioResource and researchers at King’s College London, is a project set up to support studies exploring risk factors for depression and/or anxiety.

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders worldwide.  In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime.  The GLAD Study aims to better understand depression and anxiety in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders.

We invite you to take part!

There are 4 simple steps to signing up to the GLAD Study:

  1. Register for the website and read the information sheet
  2. Provide consent
  3. Complete a – 30 minute questionnaire to see if you are eligible
  4. Send a saliva DNA sample through the post

Once you have signed up to the GLAD Study, you will be able to see information on the website about a number of optional questionnaires or other research studies that are being carried out.  You will be able to choose to take part in these studies should you wish to.

For more information and to take part in the study, go to their website.

The Hype Project: Improving The Health of Young People

About The Project

We invite you to participate in an online research project investigating biological, psychological and socio-economic risk factor for long-term physical and mental healthy disorders together with associated health service use.  This information will guide our clinically informed decisions in helping improve access to health and social services and deliver complementary guided online bio-psycho-social interventions and resources to promote health and well-being in the community.

We are asking residents of England aged 16 years and older to help us by taking part in this project.

What does taking part in The HYPE project involve?

If you agree to take part, you will be asked to complete a consent form.  You will then be asked to:

  • Fill in a sort questionnaire about your physical and mental health and some events that you may or may not have experienced in your life.  This will take about 40 minutes.
  • Your will be re-contacted about our follow-up and evaluation study, and provided with information about health and social care resources as well as local events and activities.  We also may ask you to answer some questions about your experience of using online research and resource platform together with recent health service use.  This will take between 30 and 60 minutes.

Grenfell Night Support Service Survey

Hestia in partnership with the  Notting Dale Residents Advisory Board (RAB)  are currently looking into the overnight services*  at the Notting Hill Methodist Church offered as part of the Grenfell recovery response. They would appreciate if you could spare a few minutes to complete this survey. It is important that they understand if and how services in the community meet your need.

* Hestia, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Drugs and Alcohol services operate an overnight services at the Notting Hill Methodist Church for local people  affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire

Take the survey

Closed: Health apps, what do you think and would you use them?

The NHS in North West London are rolling out an app called ‘Health Help Now’ to help the public access and use NHS services. You can still use traditional methods to contact NHS services, over the phone and in person. This app will be in addition and will allow you to; book both GP and hospital appointments, get advice on local health services, access recommended health apps and symptom checkers.

The NHS want to find out a bit more about what the public feel is important in using an app to access NHS services, advice and help.

Your help with this short survey will the NHS understand what is important and allow them to promote the health help now app to the right audience, you can complete it here. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QYNKXZZ