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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, …
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Volunteer with the London Ambulance Service Academy

The London Ambulance Service Academy runs two year courses to enable Emergency Ambulance Crew and Technicians to become paramedics. Part of the assessment and training requires the participation of people who act as patients (mock patients) for the trainees assessments. The process requires the mock patient to act as if they are ill, while the …
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Caring for Your Future

Every day 6,000 people become carers. Carers Rights Day is focusing on supporting people to prepare for the future by: Making carers aware of their rights Letting carers know where to get help and support Raising awareness of the needs of carers Where can you get support? Carers UK provide information, support and advice to …
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Kensington & Chelsea Sports Project

Researchers from the University of Kent are designing a training programme about physical activity for social prescribers in Bexley, Islington and Kensington & Chelsea. What is social prescribing? Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services that might be run by the council or …
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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 …
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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 …
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Stay Well This Winter

Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or older, and people with long term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, bronchitis and heart or kidney disease. The cold and damp weather, ice, snow and high winds can aggravate any existing health problems and make us more vulnerable to respiratory …
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New Mental Health Unit For Children In London Opens This Month

Lavender Walk, a new inpatient unit for children with mental health difficulties, opened on Monday 12 November. The unit, next to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Kensington, will provide 12 inpatient beds for people aged between 13 and 18 from across North West London who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties and need to be …
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Pregnant? There’s An App For That!

The NHS across North west London is today launching a new mum and baby app – personal guide for pregnancy, birth and beyond. The app was developed by mums, midwives and doctors in North West London and charity CW+ to provide women with a single source of trusted NHS information for all their maternity needs. …
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Health Conversations on Themes For The North Kensington Health Recovery Plan

Deadline: Monday 19th November 2018 – 5:00pm   A new North Kensington Health Recovery Plan is being developed by the WLCCG.  Key health themes have been identified from numerous meetings, publications, reports and formal engagement structures.  This is the first stage before the full health recovery plan is developed.  The health conversations should aim to …
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