Working together for a stronger NHS:

Department of Health April 6, 2011 How to get involved There will be events running in every part of the country over the next two months. This will give people a chance to get involved – from specific events for NHS staff, to others involved with the NHS, and those already involved in making change. […]

Government launches listening exercise on NHS modernisation.

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley launched the Government’s listening exercise on NHS modernisation. Setting out the Government’s desire to modernise the NHS with the support of patients, the public and health professionals, Andrew Lansley announced that engagement over the coming weeks will focus on: The role […]

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 […]