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Big Health Week success

People in south east London with learning disabilities have taken part in an online week-long event from Monday 2 November to Friday 6 November, focusing on health – while having fun

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Our Healthier South East London pandemic recovery plan published

The Our Heathier South East London pandemic recovery plan builds from, reflects and is consistent with the integrated borough recovery plans agreed as a south east London partnership in September 2020. The plan will enable south east London to continue to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic positively and in a way that locks the best features of partnership working and innovation seen throughout the pandemic. The actions set out in the plan will ensure the south east London integrated health and care system will remain resilient to future challenges, while we remain committed to refreshing and developing our…

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NHS and GP services still open for you during the national lockdown

With Covid-19 case numbers rising rapidly across the whole of the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England, starting on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. Until Thursday 5 November, the Local Covid Alert Level in London will remain at ‘High’. NHS and GP services are doing everything we can to keep patients safe Despite the upcoming national lockdown, NHS and GP services will remain open and we are working hard to make sure that when you come in for your appointment or treatment, everything is done to protect you from the Covid-19…

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Londoners to get NHS urgent and emergency care in the right place, at the right time with 111 First

How people access parts of emergency care in London is changing, with ‘111 First’ helping them to get the right care, in the right place, more quickly.  All Londoners are being asked to contact NHS 111 online or by phone first, before going to a hospital Accident and Emergency department (A&E/ED) if they have an urgent, but not life-threatening, medical need.  The new arrangements will also help the NHS to better control the risk of coronavirus while space in A&E waiting rooms is reduced to ensure social distancing. From 1 December, 111 will be able to arrange an urgent face-to-face…

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Keeping you safe when you visit the NHS in south east London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lelP9J9JOw&feature=youtu.be The NHS is working hard to make sure that when you come in for your appointment or treatment, everything is done to protect you from the Covid-19 virus. From new social distancing measures and our staff wearing the right personal protective equipment through to enhanced cleaning measures. We’re doing everything we can to keep you safe while you’re in our care – so please keep your appointments and get the help that you need now. Find out more about what south east London’s hospitals, mental health and community services are doing to keep you safe: Guy’s and St Thomas’…

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Bexley Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE receives her flu vaccine as flu season begins

London Borough of Bexley’s community and key frontline staff received their flu vaccinations this week along with Cllr Teresa O’Neill, the Leader of the Bexley Council: “This year, more than any other, promises to be a very harsh flu season. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever for at-risk groups, especially in times of COVID-19. The flu vaccine is safe and will help protect you, your families, and your community. The more at-risk people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu,” said Cllr O’Neill. More people than ever before will be offered the flu vaccine free…

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Celebrating Black History Month in south-east London

To celebrate Black History Month (BHM), NHS South East London CCG is raising awareness of the contributions and history of African and Caribbean NHS staff in south-east London and its residents. The CCG’s Beyond BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) staff group is encouraging its colleagues to learn more about BHM by sharing case studies about their work/life experiences and how the CCG’s work to improve equalities will help to close the inequalities gap. The CCG’s Strategic Commissioning Lead for Learning Disability and Autism and Co-Chair of Beyond BAME, Carol-Ann Murray said: “Black History Month is an opportunity to raise awareness…

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General practice is open

General practice is open. To keep patients and staff safe it is best to speak to a clinician before attending your practice, it may be that you can be treated effectively without seeing a health professional, or directed to your local pharmacy for treatment, however if you need a physical assessment your GP will arrange for you to be safely seen for a consultation in the practice. All practices in south east London should be offering advice and guidance over the telephone or using video, as well as face to face appointments where necessary. Below is a short film made…

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NHS South East London CCG AGM – 17 September 2020

The NHS South East London annual general meeting will be from 12-1pm on Thursday 17 September 2020. We will hold the meeting virtually through Microsoft Teams here. The six south east London predecessor CCGs annual report and accounts will be presented at the AGM . The programme includes: A review of 2019/20Financial accounts 2019/20Future plansQuestion and answer session – you can ask our Governing Body questions on the day, or submit questions in advance. Send any questions in advance to Selccg.questions@nhs.net by 5pm Monday 14 September 2020 2019/20 was a year of transformation across south east London with 1 April…

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Pharmacy services on August Bank Holiday – 2020

Information on which pharmacies are open in London on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August) is available.  If you require urgent primary medical care over the holiday weekend, please use the NHS 111 online service or call 111.   Get the help you need when you need it.​​

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