Health and care

  • NHS North East London wants to hear your views on how to prevent local people from getting high blood pressure and improving treatment for those who already have it.
  • This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (20 – 26 June). NHS North East London is encouraging people with a cervix aged 25-64 to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters and to book an appointment at their GP practice if they missed their last one,
  • North East London CCG is seeking feedback on a proposed new fertility policy that outlines the NHS help available for people who are trying to get pregnant. 
  • Sycamore Trust UK has been asked by NHS North East London CCG to find out what autistic adults living in Barking & Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge feel they need in order to lead fulfilled lives.
  • Healthwatch Redbridge is delivering Mental Health First Aid Training. 
  • This week is Child Safety Week (6 - 12 June). Local Safeguarding Partnerships would like to provide you with helpful resources on water safety and safer sleeping for babies to help promote child safety.
  • Healthy London Partnership has launched a new podcast series to increase awareness of personality disorders, centring people with lived experience.
  • Doctors in north east London are urging people to use local health services wisely over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend to ensure everyone can get the care they need.
  • elop is providing services and support to LGBTQ+ young people through its Youth Out East programme.  
  • Streets Apart is a walking group for people aged 65 and older.
  • Football For Health is a service that uses football training to create social opportunities for young people experiencing psychological, emotional and wellbeing issues.
  • The national mental health charity, Richmond Fellowship, is running a series of groups and special events in Redbridge to support mental health survivors and those living with mental ill health with recovery. 
  • Safe Connections is a suicide prevention service delivered by Mind. A new helpline has been launched to act as a safe space to explore suicidal feelings, triggers and underlying causes.
  • As part of the BHR Phlebotomy pilot, a weekly dedicated phlebotomy service is now available for people with learning disabilities, aged 12 and above, in Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.
  • Local NHS organisations are working together to improve diabetes services and would like to hear your views about how diabetes care could be enhanced for everyone.
  • Hourglass, formerly Action on Elder Abuse, has launched a free, confidential helpline for older people experiencing or concerned about abuse.
  • One Place East is hosting a series of events to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, beginning May 9. This year's theme is loneliness.
  • Emergency departments (EDs), GP practices, and ambulance services in North East London are currently experiencing extra high demand, which is likely to continue for a few weeks.
  • Local people from Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham were invited to share their views on proposals for a new integrated Health and Wellbeing Hub in Havering in a consultation running from 22nd November 2021 to 13th February 2022. This generated a report that has now been released.
  • Black Woman Kindness Initiative is hosting a series of workshops focused on building black women's resilience through self-care. The project is being funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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