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Acting on health inequalities and rebuilding trust in the health system

Launching our first project in partnership with Impact on Urban Health

26 Mar 2024
Listening to voices: designing pelvic health services in south east London

Monica Franklin, a midwife and Senior Project Manager with the NHS South East London Integrated Care System, shares her journey of involving communities to transform and improve perinatal pelvic health care in south east London. Three years ago, we started the Perinatal Pelvic Health Service pilot – with the aim of helping pregnant women and […]

29 May 2024
SEL 20:20 Innovation Webinar, 12 June 1pm

Data Led Prioritisation – tackling inequities and inequalities

29 May 2024
NHS announces 143 hospitals to roll out ‘Martha’s rule’ in next step in major patient safety initiative

The NHS has announced the 143 hospital sites that will test and roll out Martha’s Rule in its first year. Confirmation of the first sites to test implementation of Martha’s Rule is the next step in a major patient safety initiative, following the announcement in February of NHS England funding for this financial year. The […]

28 May 2024
Celebrating outstanding achievements at the One Bromley Recognition Awards

Staff from across Bromley’s health, care, and voluntary services came together to celebrate teamwork, collaboration, and partnership at the One Bromley Recognition Awards 2024. Held on 16 May, the awards recognise exceptional staff and teams whose dedication, compassion and resilience are inspiring. Dr Andrew Parson, Clinical Lead for the One Bromley Local Care Partnership, and […]

22 May 2024
Infected Blood Inquiry – concerns surrounding blood safety

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry, led by Sir Brian Langstaff KC, was published on Monday 20 May 2024. This independent public statutory inquiry was established to examine the circumstances in which men, women and children treated by national health services in the United Kingdom were given infected blood and infected blood products, […]

21 May 2024
Reducing waiting lists for Ear, Nose and Throat

NHS organisations in south east London are working together to manage waiting lists and help patients to get an appointment and receive any treatment as quickly as possible. To help reduce the waits for ear, nose and throat (ENT) patients, we are starting a new consultant-led community ENT service which will provide services across south […]

20 May 2024
Free ICS staff Wellbeing Workshops from Breathe Arts Health Research

Breathe Arts Health Research are kicking off their summer programme of popular arts and health workshops and taster sessions (online and in person), based on staff feedback and input. Funded by SEL ICS these workshops are free and open to all health and social care staff working across SE London. No experience is necessary and […]

15 May 2024
Celebrating Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2024 – and all year round

Today sees the launch of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2024 (#EQW2024), a national campaign for health and care organisations to showcase their work and commitment to delivering a fairer and more inclusive NHS for patients and staff. Each day this week focusses on a different theme and we’ll be supporting the campaign across […]

13 May 2024
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