State of Care in England (2009/10) – report by the Care Quality Commission

State of Care 2009/10 Welcome to our report on the state of healthcare and adult social care in England in 2009/10. This report is based on findings from our regulatory, assessment and review work. It also includes four informal case studies in which we look at different aspects of care. During the year covered by this […]

Royal Brompton Hospital seek your help!

Save Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Specialised Services is proposing to remove paediatric congenital heart surgery from Royal Brompton as part of a public consultation on the future of children’s cardiac services in England.  The unit has been continually recognised as a centre of excellence by patients, politicians and the Care Quality Commission. The closure of […]

Hillingdon in third wave of GP pathfinders announced

Hillingdon has been given pathfinder status as The Department of Health announced 11 new GP Pathfinders in London. This brings the current total number of pathfinders in the capital to 25, and means that well over half of London’s population are now covered by pathfinders. There are now 177 groups of GP practices across the […]

Help Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust get their priorities right

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust are asking for your help, as they plan for next years Quality Accounts.  Hillingdon LINk members have the opportunity to vote on the priority areas which they will measure against and report, in the Quality Accounts for 2011/12. Click here to vote For further information please read the following comunication from Alex Weller, […]

Mental Health Strategy to transform health and wellbeing

Mental Health Strategy to transform health and wellbeing Published date:  2 February 2011 £400 million to extend access to psychological therapies New plans to transform the mental health and well-being of the nation and ensure – for the first time – that mental health is given the same importance as the nation’s physical health, were […]


In a letter sent to Hillingdon LINk today, by The Department of Health, Ian Winter the Deputy Regional Director of Social Care and Partnerships, London, stated; “…………….the Department of Health has made available the same level of funding (plus inflation) for local authorities to support LINks in 2011/12 so that they can prepare and be ready to […]

GPs swing behind calls for BMA debate

By Ian Quinn PULSE 18 Jan 11 Exclusive: An overwhelming majority of GPs believe the BMA should hold a national meeting to discuss the NHS reforms, as opposition to plans for GP commissioning reaches its highest level since they were first announced, a Pulse survey reveals. A snapshot poll of GP opinion on the eve […]

MPs criticise 'high-risk' NHS reforms

18 Jan 11 By Lilian Anekwe PULSE The Government has failed to come up with any ‘credible plans’ for wiping PCT debts or achieving the necessary £20bn efficiency savings required in its blueprint for NHS reform, a damning report from MPs has found. A report by the Health Committee published this week warned that the […]