National action required to ensure local services work together to support children and young people’s mental health needs

Too many children and young people find themselves at ‘crisis point’ before accessing mental health services because health care, education and other public services are not working together as effectively as they could to protect and support their best interests, a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published today, has found. Government proposals – […]

NHS delivers ‘all you need’ information booklet for new mums and families

The NHS in North West (NW) London are handing out new information booklet ‘After your baby’s birth’ to women when they leave hospital after giving birth. The booklet which has been welcomed and supported by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), was developed following feedback from mums, midwives and maternity specialists that the information currently being […]

More than 500 people avoid A&E thanks to innovative scheme

A&E is not always the best place to be taken if you call 999, and thanks to an improved way of working, more patients are now getting the care they need in their own home – with over 500 benefitting since the scheme was introduced according to latest figures. London Ambulance Service has been working […]

North West London residents saving time with the click of a button

North West London residents using GP online services are benefiting from faster access to health services and are saving time for GPs and their practices. GP online services allow anyone registered with a GP practice in their local area to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their GP records, all without having […]

Healthwatch Hillingdon: bridging the gap

Healthwatch Hillingdon are bridging the gap between children and young people and the health and wellbeing board, building better mental health services. Children and young people Local Government Association 31 Jan 2018 The challenge Healthwatch Hillingdon’s role is to be an independent champion for people, making sure that those running services, put people at the […]

NHS pressure: 12-hour trolley waits hit 1,000 in January

Report from The BBC by Nick Triggle Health correspondent Hospital corridors are the new emergency wards, experts say, with growing numbers of patients finding themselves stuck on trolleys because there are no beds for them. The warning comes as figures for the NHS in England showed January was one of the most difficult months on record. […]

Hillingdon Learning Disability Service Consultation

In March 2016 the Business case for a new Specialist Community Health Team – Learning Disability service in Hillingdon was approved. At the time of approval it was agreed that the service would be reviewed a year on. As part of this review NHS Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group and the Hillingdon Local Authority will be […]