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With so many organisations coming together, there’s always a story, a new idea, or an interesting angle to share. Read the latest updates on health and care in our south east London communities here, or head to for our upcoming meetings and events.


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Take the #BeWellChallenge and Free Your Mind

We are asking south east Londoners to participate in the #BeWellChallenge during February and take simple steps to improve and promote good mental health and wellbeing.

02 Feb 2023
Industrial strike action – 11, 18, 19, 23, 26 January and 6, 7, 9 and 10 February

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced that it will take further strike action on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 January, and on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. Some ambulance Trusts, including London Ambulance Service, have also announced strikes for Wednesday 11 and Monday 23 January, and Friday 1o February. The Chartered Society […]

02 Feb 2023
Making sure that the service to our population is as robust and resilient as it can be

Ceri Jacob is the Lewisham Place Executive Director.

02 Feb 2023
Ensuring that people have a seamless experience of care

Dr Jonty Heaversedge is Joint Chief Medical Director and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer for the ICB, posts he shares with Dr Toby Garrood.
Here Jonty shares his thoughts on the new Integrated Care System.

18 Jan 2023
Play a leading role in creating a more connected health and care system fit for the 21st century

Apply to join the Connect Leadership Group - a unique, developmental opportunity to develop your system leadership

17 Jan 2023
King’s uses new app to prepare children for surgery

A new app, designed to help children overcome nerves before coming in for surgery, is due to be rolled out in January 2023

16 Jan 2023
The nasal flu vaccine may help reduce cases of group A strep

Bromley parents are urged to have their children vaccinated against flu to help reduce the risk of other viruses such as group A strep infections

13 Jan 2023
Refurbished Harold Gillies Unit officially opens at Oxleas

Our partners, Oxleas officially reopened the Gillies Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, on 8 December. The building was opened by Louie French, MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, plus representatives from both King’s College Hospital and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. The extensive work was undertaken on behalf of Oxleas by Galliford Try, who have […]

12 Jan 2023
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