2012 News

Imperial College Health Partners appoints MD

21 Dec 2012 - Dr Adrian Bull has been appointed as the Managing Director of Imperial College Health Partners, a company that we are a member of, that aims to improve the health and care of the population of 1.9 million people living in North West London. 

Two words by two years campaign kicks off

20 Dec 2012 - Our community early years speech & language therapy (SLT) service have launched a new campaign to promote the importance of communication in young children.

We are featured in today's Guardian.

19 Dec 2012 - It includes some quotes from our chief executive, James Reilly at one of our COPD rehab classes at Edgware Community Hospital in Barnet.

New single point of access in Kensington and Chelsea

13 Dec 2012 - We will now be offering a new single referral point for community nursing, rapid response, community rehab and intermediate care services in Kensington and Chelsea.

Physio is a jolly good fellow

12 Dec 2012 - Dr Jeremy Lewis who works in our Westminster MSK physio service has been awarded a fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Speech and language therapy assistant wins national award

7 Dec 2012 - One of our speech and language therapy assistants has been presented with a national award at a glitzy ceremony in Westminster attended by Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Employee health scoops bronze award

5 Dec 2012 - Our employee health team picked up a bronze accreditation award at the NHS 2012 Sport and Physical Activity Challenge at an awards ceremony hosted by Sir David Nicholson, chief executive of the NHS and Mike Farrar, chief executive of the NHS Confederation. 

West London approach to healthier catering hailed as success

21 Nov 2012 - An easy to adopt scheme to make menus for food businesses in West London has been hailed a success in an evaluation by London Metropolitan University.

Health visitor recruitment drive makes flying start

8 Nov 2012 - We recently welcomed a first wave of new health visitors for their first day at work. However we are still on the lookout for more. 

Foundation Trust consultation concludes

6 Nov 2012 - We have now concluded our public consultation on our FT trust plans. Read the report to see what actions we are taking as a result of the feedback. 

We are in the British Journal of School Nursing

31 Oct 2012 - Frits Klinkhamer, our clinical practice development and review lead, recently had a very interesting article published in the British Journal of School Nursing. Frits's piece looked at the role of the nurse educator in developing effective public health nursing practice.

Stoma nurses 'highly commended' for their innovation

22 Oct 2012 - Our specialist stoma care nurses were recently given a 'highly commended' award in the innovation category at the British Journal of Nursing Gastrointestinal Nursing Awards 2012.

Fit for work service shortlisted for award

8 Oct 2012 - Our employee health services team are pleased to announce that the fit for work service has been shortlisted for the 'Award for Innovation in Occupational Health' as part of Personnel Today's national awards.

We are on an exclusive list and shortlisted for an award

1 Oct 2012 - We have been included in the top 30 employers for working families organisations and shortlisted for a top employers for working families award in the best for mothers category.

Pioneering physio project featured in Frontline

26 Sep 2012 - A groundbreaking project by our physiotherapists in Westminster has been featured in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's magazine, Frontline.

Modernising care for older people in Westminster

25 Sep 2012 - A public consultation period has opened about plans to build new care homes and modernise provision for Westminster's older people involving ourselves and Westminster City Council.

Italian medical students visit Edgware walk-in centre

05 Sep 2012 - A group of thirty Italian medical students visited Edgware Community Hospital last week to see what goes on in a specialist NHS walk-in centre.

Annual general meeting 2012

22 Aug 2012 - Find out about CLCH's achievements over the past year at its Annual General Meeting which takes place on 19 September. 

Suspension of referrals to Barnet Intermediate Care Service

15 Aug 2012 - On 21 and 22 August 2012 the Barnet Intermediate Care service will be suspending referrals whilst it relocates from the Finchley Memorial Hospital (FMH) to the Edgware Community Hospital (ECH).

We are expecting!

31 July 2012 - We are delighted to announce all three CLCH inner London boroughs have achieved Stage 1 Baby Friendly Accreditation, which means that the countdown to delivery of stage 2 is due in nine months!

Healthcare the way you want it - designing integrated care

31 July 2012 - The ICP held an event recently to get more patients involved in their own care.  At the event on 24 July, patients had the opportunity to see how they are cared for and have their say on how their care should be improved.

Ofsted praise for our children's services

30 July 2012 - Our safeguarding and looked after children's services in Kensington and Chelsea are considered amongst the best in the country after an Ofsted report judged them to be good across the board.

Prescribing powers for physios and podiatrists

24 July 2012 - Our physios and podiatrists could be granted independent prescribing responsibilities for the first time in order to help improve patient care.

Research published in Community Practitioner

20 July 2012 - What are the barriers for health visitors in providing services to refugees and asylum seekers in the community? CLCH Service Manager, John Burchill, has researched this topic.

Stay healthy during 2012 Games

20 July 2012 - You may need to visit one of our walk-in or urgent care centres during the 2012 Games.

Pain management video launched

18 July 2012 -Our physiotherapy department is delighted to unveil an animated video looking at pain management. The team were awarded £5000 to develop a resource to help people understand pain better and the result is now available to see.

Engaging People strategy launched

10 July 2012 - We are pleased to officially launch our strategy for patient and public engagement. The strategy brings focus and clarity to our approach to: involving people in decisions about their own care and treatment, engaging people in ongoing service delivery, engaging people in making changes to services or redesigning care pathways, and engaging people in organisational decision-making.

New non-exec director appointed

05 July 2012 - We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Sines CBE as a non-executive director to our board.

CLCH nurse interviewed in Nursing Times

03 July 2012 - Sonia Wijesundare, one of our Community Diabetes Specialist Nurses is featured in the Nursing Times. The interview is in the '60 seconds' section and looks at the reasons why Sonia became a nurse, how she has shaped her career and a few tips for people embarking on a career in nursing.

Family kickstarts healthy life

28 June 2012 - 12 year old Zahraa Abdul Razaq and father Safaa have lost 10kg between them since they joined CLCH's Kickstart programme and have completely revamped their diet and exercise regime as a result.

We are shortlisted for a national award

19 June 2012 - The empowerment programme 'Unlocking Your Full Potential' has been named as a runner-up in the Healthcare Personnel Management Association (HPMA) 2012 awards in the category of Healthcare Performance for Best Coaching and Personal Development Strategy.  

Actress helps cook up support

30 May 2012 - Children at Bayswater Children's Centre received prizes from actress Tamsin Greig today at a special graduation to celebrate the progress they have made in developing their language skills.

Making life easier for diabetes patients in Westminster

25 May 2012 - We are leading the way in providing easy access to our full range of high quality diabetes services at the Westminster.

New board chairman appointed

12 May 2012 -We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Chesters, former chairman of the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, as our new chairman.

Award for our work supporting young people

14 February 2012 - We have won an award for the work experience and careers support we provide to young people across Kensington and Chelsea.

Healthy commitment from West London restaurants

25 January 2012 - Restaurants and food outlets across West London are taking part in a pilot that sees them making healthy changes to the way they prepare and serve food.

Nurse nominated for House of Lords

20 January 2012 - An award-winning nurse has been nominated for one of the highest accolades in the country - to become a member of the House of Lords.

NHS stop smoking support for quitters

03 January 2012 -Barnet, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster residents wanting to quit smoking in the new year are encouraged to seek support from their local NHS Stop Smoking Service.

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