SOUTHWARK ARE FIRST COUNCIL TO LAUNCH DIGITAL HEALTH CHECKS

Southwark have become the first local authority to offer a digital version of the NHS Health Check to save people needing to book face-to-face appointments with their GP. In February 2018 Southwark council were accepted onto the Design Council’s Design in Public Sector programme to increase the uptake of the NHS health checks, especially among … Continue reading SOUTHWARK ARE FIRST COUNCIL TO LAUNCH DIGITAL HEALTH CHECKS

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SOUTHWARK: FREE SWIMMING LESSONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE PLUNGE / FREE SWIMMING FOR CROYDON UNDER-16s

Dive into free swimming lessons with Southwark Council If you’re looking to make a big splash for the first time Southwark council are making it easier for non-swimmers to get the confidence they need to enjoy the water. For some it may feel like they missed the boat when it comes to learning to swim … Continue reading SOUTHWARK: FREE SWIMMING LESSONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE PLUNGE / FREE SWIMMING FOR CROYDON UNDER-16s

MEASLES AND MUMPS WARNING IN SOUTHWARK

From Southwark.gov’s Twitter feed: Measles and Mumps are circulating in Southwark. Make sure you have had two doses of the MMR vaccine from your GP to be protected! #valueofvaccines http://bit.ly/2XrKx2t 

HELP AND SUPPORT FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS (and it’s not just new mums who suffer – it’s dads as well)

New parents experiencing perinatal mental health problems are set to benefit from improved support from local services, say Croydon council. A council statement says perinatal mental health problems are issues that occur during pregnancy and the first 12 months following childbirth. "It could be a pre-existing condition, occur for the first time or be exacerbated … Continue reading HELP AND SUPPORT FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS (and it’s not just new mums who suffer – it’s dads as well)

‘ZERO HIV INFECTIONS BY 2030’ CAMPAIGN BACKED

A London-wide campaign that aims to achieve the ambitious target of zero new HIV infections in the capital by 2030 is being backed by Croydon council. The latest phase of the Do It London campaign, which is funded by London boroughs, runs throughout the summer and autumn to support residents to make safer and healthier … Continue reading ‘ZERO HIV INFECTIONS BY 2030’ CAMPAIGN BACKED

NEW INITIATIVE TO RECRUIT CARE WORKERS IN BROMLEY “Number of people aged over 85 will have doubled by 2030”

An initiative to recruit new care workers into the council and care homes in Bromley borough is underway. The new recruitment initiative 'Wake Up 2 Care'  is inviting interested people to a recruitment event on Thursday 8 August.  Applicants are advised to book a place onto one of two information sessions available. The session is … Continue reading NEW INITIATIVE TO RECRUIT CARE WORKERS IN BROMLEY “Number of people aged over 85 will have doubled by 2030”

WEEKLY FOOD VOUCHERS FOR MUMS-TO-BE AVAILABLE – BUT MANY UNAWARE OF THEM

A fresh push to ensure new parents get extra cash for healthy food has been launched in the borough of Lambeth, amid low uptake rates of the scheme across the country. Healthy Start Vouchers can be spent on fruit, vegetables, milk and baby formula. The weekly vouchers are for pregnant women who are under-18, on … Continue reading WEEKLY FOOD VOUCHERS FOR MUMS-TO-BE AVAILABLE – BUT MANY UNAWARE OF THEM

KING’S LAUNCHES TRANS SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE

King's College hospital have formally launched their trans sexual health service with @Clini_Q , the first of its kind in south London, at an LGBT+ health event for #KingsDiversityFestival. King's College Hospital opened the first sexual health service in south London for trans people earlier this year The service, which opened in April, runs every … Continue reading KING’S LAUNCHES TRANS SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE

“Capital can achieve zero new HIV infections if Londoners keep making safer choices” say project.

As London celebrates Pride 2019, the organisers of the latest Do It London campaign say the capital can achieve zero new HIV infections if Londoners keep making safer choices. The campaign, part of the London HIV Prevention Programme, is significant for its pan-London approach to tackling HIV, with collaboration and joint funding from London boroughs, … Continue reading “Capital can achieve zero new HIV infections if Londoners keep making safer choices” say project.

‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES

  Criminals are reaping in over £100 million a year from London’s trade in illegal tobacco and undermining efforts to support smokers to quit. Lambeth is not immune, say the council. On July 29th council trading standards along with public health colleagues, will have a sniffer dog Roadshow unit situated at Tunstall Road opposite Brixton … Continue reading ‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES