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Hot weather health advice for the week commencing 19 June

Hot weather is expected throughout this week, which may put some people at risk of heat-related health issues.

19 June 2017
Diabetes awareness event - 14 June

Sunday, 11 June marked the beginning of Diabetes Week 2017 and the theme this year is Fight Diabetes. Know Diabetes. To promote better understanding of the condition, Barts and The London are holding an awareness raising event. Find out more here. 

12 June 2017
Plan for Children & Young People's Mental Health

Each year Tower Hamlets CCG publishes on its website a Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, as agreed with the Council and other local partners. Read more here.

02 June 2017
Look after yourself during Ramadan and know where to go for local healthcare services this Ramadan

GPs in Tower Hamlets are urging people to help the NHS by using local healthcare services wisely over the Ramadan period.  This year, Ramadan is due to start around Friday 26 May and as it is the summer, the longer, warmer days can increase the risk of dehydration. Click here to read more. 

24 May 2017
People urged to plan ahead for Ramadan

GPs in Tower Hamlets are urging people to plan ahead for Ramadan this year, to stay healthy and fast safely. Read more here. 

24 May 2017
Thrive London Children and Young People Mental Health Forum - 17 June

Thrive LDN* are holding a workshop for children and young people to discuss how they can get involved in helping to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma. Click here to find out more. 

24 May 2017
Know where to go for local healthcare services this bank holiday weekend

GPs in Tower Hamlets are urging people to help the NHS by using local healthcare services wisely over the spring bank holiday weekend. Click here to find out about the range of services that are available. 

22 May 2017
Birthing options

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19 May 2017
IT disruption at Barts Health Trust update - Thursday, 18 May

All of Barts' hospitals remain open for emergency care, and they are accepting ambulances. In these circumstances, they are asking people to only attend our accident and emergency departments in an emergency and use other NHS services wherever possible.

18 May 2017
Tower Hamlets is developing a new Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Strategy

The new SEND Strategy is being developed over the coming year and will be ready to launch by February 2018. Click here to read more. 

18 May 2017
Quit Tobacco for Ramadan and for life

Help is at hand in the run up to Ramadan for Muslims to receive support in quitting tobacco before the holy month begins.

11 May 2017
Hatred hurts all conference

If you support victims of hate crime, have experienced hate crime, or are just interested in what you can do - then come along and join this conference.

09 May 2017
New film to help people with learning disabilities and autism access 111 service

​NHS England has produced a short film to help people with a learning disability, autism or both, understand how and when to access the service, and what to expect. Click here to watch. 

08 May 2017
Walking football tournament for Tower Hamlets residents

Lovefootball and Newham CCG invites you to join the fun, get active and take part in an over 40s walking football tournament. Click here to find out more. 

05 May 2017
Diabetes Ramadan sessions

Encourage your patients with Diabetes to come and join the Diabetes Team to learn about how to fast safely during the Ramadan month. Patients will learn about healthy eating, medication and much more. 

04 May 2017
London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy - new provider

Tower Hamlets residents will now be able to access a new statutory advocacy service provided by POhWER. 

04 May 2017
Give your views about services for adults with learning disabilities

The council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are committed to supporting people with a learning disability to lead a fulfilling life. They are working with carers, local organisations, businesses and a wide range of health and other providers to identify what more can be done to achieve this. Tell us what you think and learn more about the upcomign workshops here.

28 April 2017
Know where to go for local healthcare services this bank holiday weekend

Click here to find out where to go to access local healthcare services this bank holiday weekend. You can also download a list of pharmacies in Tower Hamlets.

24 April 2017
Know where to go this Easter

Know your options! Need NHS services this Easter weekend? 

We can help you. Click here for more information on where you can go, who to contact and much more.

11 April 2017
New approach to community health services in Tower Hamlets

People in Tower Hamlets will have access to improved community health services under a ground-breaking partnership

06 April 2017
Bowel cancer awareness month

April is bowel cancer awareness month and Bowel Cancer UK are working to raise awareness. 

29 March 2017
New GP practice premises officially opened by mayor

An exciting new chapter has begun for a GP practice in east London. Read more about it here. 

15 March 2017
Book your GP appointment online with Patient Access

Find out more about the online service here. 

14 March 2017
No Smoking Day: Ditch or Switch as tobacco rates rise

Learn more about No Smoking Day tomorrow, on Wednesday 8th March. Want to know about your quitting options? Stop smoking advisors will be out and about over the next two weeks so drop by for a chat and some advice. Click here to read the full article, with dates and venues for local events.

07 March 2017
Tower Hamlets tops PHE ratings for flu vaccine uptake

Click here to read the full report from PHE and see how Tower Hamlets fared in the ratings.

06 March 2017
New ‘red bag’ scheme set to bring benefits for care home residents

Tower Hamlets Together is launching a brilliantly simple initiative to help people living in Tower Hamlets care homes receive quick and effective treatment should they need to go into hospital in an emergency.

03 March 2017
Do you use children’s asthma services?

Come and share your ideas and views on how we can make asthma services better. 

 

24 February 2017
Public views help reshape health services in Tower Hamlets

Over one thousand people in Tower Hamlets have had their say on plans to reshape health services in the borough. Click here to find out more about the plans. 

14 February 2017
Patient leadership programme

Click here to find out more about how you can help to shape healthcare in Tower Hamlets.

09 February 2017
Severe cold weather warning - Level 3 alert

Click here for more details about this severe weather alert.

08 February 2017
It's Safer Internet Day today!

Create a safer internet for children and young people. Learn more about Safer Internet Day here.

07 February 2017
Getting animated about STPs (Sustainability & Transformation Plan)

Find out more about your local STP (Sustainable, Transformation Plan) here.

07 February 2017
Realising Change group

Realising Change is a co-production group. Co- production is a way of working together in an equal way to create a service or come to a decision about something. Find out more about how you can get involved with them here. 

13 January 2017
Tower Hamlets: Fresh start for the New Year

Over the next two months, advisers will be providing friendly advice, tips and information on your options for stopping tobacco. Read more to find out where and when you can go for support.

06 January 2017
Carers’ Dignity Charter

The council, in partnership, with Tower Hamlets CCG is refreshing the Carers’ Strategy for Tower Hamlets. As part of this, a Carers’ Dignity Charter will be developed with carers.

22 December 2016
Do you want to have more say about where, and how you have your baby?

Maternity Mates & Social Action for Health are hosting an event to  provide better information on where, and how, you have you babies.

20 December 2016
Funding boost for Tower Hamlets Together

NHS England has announced that Tower Hamlets Together will receive £3,945,000 of new funding to support the ongoing development and delivery of its vanguard projects during 2017/18.   

20 December 2016
Know where to go for health services this festive season

The Christmas-New Year period is one of the busiest times of the year for the NHS. To ensure everyone gets access to the treatment and advice they need, it’s important to know which services are available and which one to choose if you require urgent care.

16 December 2016
We’re backing London Ambulance Services’ latest festive campaign

Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group is backing London Ambulance Service’s hard-hitting alcohol awareness campaign highlighting the impact of alcohol-related calls on thecapital’s other ill and injured patients.

14 December 2016
If you knew you could save a life, would you?

Tower Hamlets Council is supporting a national Organ Donation campaign in a bid to increase the number of people on the organ donation register. 

14 December 2016
Stay Well This Winter! Five services to help you stay well

What services can you use to help you stay well this winter?

12 December 2016
Diabetes care centre is now award winning

Diabetes Care Centre at Mile End Hosptal have been presented with five awards by charity X-PERT Health.

01 December 2016
Fit for Life brings a new approach to tackling adult obesity health challenges in Tower Hamlets

The Bromley by Bow Centre, in partnership with Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ability Bow, has been commissioned to deliver the Fit for Life service across the borough of Tower Hamlets.

01 December 2016
Using technology to find out what young people think about mental health outcomes in Tower Hamlets

Find out about the new pilot utilising technology to engage young people who use mental health services.

29 November 2016
East London NHS Foundation Trust named Provider Trust of the year

East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is now the best NHS trust in the country.

28 November 2016
Tower Hamlets CCG issues CAMHS statement

Read a full statement issued by NHS Tower Hamlets CCG on a recent report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

28 November 2016
Be HIV aware during National HIV Testing Week

Tower Hamlets Council is working alongside local organisations and partners during National HIV Testing Week from 19 – 26 November to raise awareness of the importance of getting tested and increase the opportunities to test.

24 November 2016
Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group appoints local auditor

On 1 November 2016, Tower Hamlets CCG appointed KPMG LLP as its local auditor.

17 November 2016
Buurtzorg Model of Care in Tower Hamlets: Developing a new and innovative approach to patient-centered care

It’s an exciting time for health and social care staff working in Tower Hamlets. As part of our Tower Hamlets Together partnership, we are about to embark on a pilot to explore new and innovative ways of providing the very best community nursing care to the people we serve.

16 November 2016
Share your views on health priorities

The Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board is consulting on its strategy for 2017-2020 to help shape health priorities across the borough.

16 November 2016
Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Everyone in Tower Hamlets is being encouraged to help protect the well-being of children and adults this November – as part of Safeguarding Month.

09 November 2016
Help us shape the NHS 111 service

NHS partners across north east London are looking at how the NHS 111 service can better support local residents. 

07 November 2016
Tower Hamlets ranked third for dementia diagnosis

More people in Tower Hamlets who have dementia are being diagnosed compared to many other parts of London. 

03 November 2016
Take control of your health this winter

GPs in Tower Hamlets are encouraging people to take control of their health and ‘self care’ this winter.

03 November 2016
Outstanding dementia care in Tower Hamlets outlined to MPs

The outstanding work taking place in Tower Hamlets to diagnose and support people with dementia has been outlined to MPs at Westminster.

02 November 2016
BCG update

Following growing concerns about the local plan to account for the BCG vaccine and communications to practices via InBrief newsletter, Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group hopes to respond to some of the questions raised.

31 October 2016
Know the signs of mouth cancer

Tower Hamlets Council is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the causes of mouth cancer during the month of November, for Mouth Cancer Action Month.

31 October 2016
New policy on commissioning children’s medicines – have your say

Views are being sought on a new national policy proposal for commissioning medicines in children. 

25 October 2016
Protect yourself and your family against flu

Local people in Tower Hamlets are being urged to ‘protect yourself and your family this winter’ by having the flu jab.

13 October 2016
Have your say on improving your local NHS services

Plans are underway to give people in Tower Hamlets the option to use any GP practice in the borough. Now, the local NHS is asking people if they agree with the new ideas.

12 October 2016
Mark Your Mind this World Mental Health Day

Residents across Tower Hamlets are being reminded about the importance of talking about mental health as part of a local campaign co-created by young people in Tower Hamlets and as part of World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October.

07 October 2016
Have your say on how your health and care information is used

The Department of Health is now seeking views from patients, and the public on how health and care information should be used. Find out more about how to register for three upcoming events that will inform the way that your information is used in the future.

14 September 2016
Your baby and the national BCG Shortage - what do you need to know?

What does the global shortage of the BCG vaccine (to immunise against Tuberculosis) mean for Tower Hamlets residents?

12 September 2016
Celebrating good practice in Tower Hamlets Mental Health Outreach team

Read more about work in Tower Hamlets to support rough sleepers.

01 September 2016
Tower Hamlets CCG holds annual meeting
Tower Hamlets CCG holds annual meeting

NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting members of the public and stakeholders to attend its annual public meeting on Tuesday 27 September 2016, at The Sugar Store, Museum of London Docklands.

 

30 August 2016
National Eye Health Week

Increasing the awareneess of eye health in people over 50 

25 August 2016
Tower Hamlets CCG rated one of the best in the country in reducing health inequalities

Good news for Tower Hamlets health inequalities reduction. Click on the headline to read the full article.

25 August 2016
Be in the know - what pharmacy can you use over the bank holiday?

Find out more information about what pharmacies are opening during the bank holiday weekend.

25 August 2016
NHS Tower Hamlets CCG assurance rating announced as 'Good'

Following our 2015/16 annual assurance visit with NHS England, we are pleased to share with you that NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received an overall assurance rating of ‘good'. 

22 July 2016
Don't ignore it - tell your doctor

GPs in Tower Hamlets are encouraging residents not to ignore symptoms and to tell their doctor if they notice themselves getting out of breath doing things they used to be able to do, or if they’ve had a persistent cough for three weeks or more.

15 July 2016

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