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Overseas NHS Workers Day – Leah’s story

Overseas NHS Workers Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday of March, to highlight the invaluable contribution of colleagues who have migrated to the UK to work for the NHS. “Being a Nurse in the NHS  is rewarding in itself. It has been a pleasure to work with amazing staff and look after wonderful […]

01 Mar 2024
Unveiling South East London ICB’s first Equality Delivery System 2022 report

Today, we publish South East London ICB’s first Equality Delivery System (EDS) 2022 report. The Equality Delivery System 2022 (EDS22) is more than just another acronym – it represents a dynamic framework dedicated to ensuring that equality and diversity remain at the forefront of our organisational ethos. EDS22 is an evidence-based quality improvement requirement mandated […]

28 Feb 2024
New Musculoskeletal (MSK) Community Day tackles muscle and joint pain and boosts wellbeing

The first of our relaxed and informal MSK Community Days for people living with musculoskeletal conditions — that featured a Conversation Café, among other innovations — attracted over 130 Lewisham residents (22 February). The event, which took place in the St Lawrence Community Centre in Catford, was a chance for people on a routine MSK […]

26 Feb 2024
Darren Summers appointed Southwark Place Executive Lead

Together with our partners in Southwark Council, the NHS South East London Integrated Care Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Summers as the new Southwark Place Executive Lead, thereby becoming a member of our ICB Board and the Council’s Senior Management Team. Darren, who will be joining us in June, brings with […]

26 Feb 2024
NHS England’s National Medical Director Explores South East London’s Effective Approach to Addressing Overprescribing

NHS England’s National Medical Director, Sir Stephen Powis, learned about the local NHS’s approach to tackling overprescribing on a recent visit to the South East London Integrated Care Board (SEL ICB). Overprescribing is a complex problem where people are given medicines they don’t need or want, or where harm outweighs benefits. Often there is a […]

22 Feb 2024
NHS to roll out ‘Martha’s Rule’

The head of the NHS has today announced the rollout of ‘Martha’s Rule’ in hospitals across England from April, enabling patients and families to seek an urgent review if their condition deteriorates.

21 Feb 2024
Cancer Prevention Action Week: Screenings Save Lives

This year, February 19 to 25 marks Cancer Prevention Action Week. Attending cancer screenings when you are invited to do so is one of the best ways to detect cancer at an early stage and in some cases, prevent cancer from developing in the first place. Detecting cancer at an early stage means that treatment […]

20 Feb 2024
South East London Long Covid Patients Create Videos to Help Others

South East London Long COVID patients have helped design a series of 10 short videos to support fellow patients with their recovery. The 10 short videos, which have been featured here on the BBC, give tips on how to deal with things like fatigue, brain fog and difficulty sleeping. The animations, made with the help […]

16 Feb 2024
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