2013 News

K&C Mayor brings Christmas cheer to Pembridge

17 Dec 2013 - The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea got the celebrations started by switching on the Christmas lights at The Pembridge palliative care unit.

Chief exec joins London Health Commission

5 Dec 2013 - Our chief executive, James Reilly, will be a part of the London Health Commission - an independent inquiry set up to review healthcare in the capital.

Three members of staff appear in Health Service Journal's pioneers list

4 Dec 2013 - Three of our colleagues were this week announced on the Health Service Journal's black and minority ethnic (BME) pioneers list which celebrates the impact they are having on health.

Diverse leadership event held to celebrate Black History Month

13 Nov 2013 - October was Black History Month and to coincide with the campaign we held a diverse leadership event.

Soho Walk-in Centre featured on Channel 4 News

12 Nov 2013 - Soho Walk-in Centre featured on Channel 4 News - nursing lead Andrea Broughton interviewed about A&E winter pressures.

Children's TV doctor helps launch campaign

6 Nov 2013 - Dr Ranj from kids TV channel CBeebies was on hand to promote our 'Protect their future: Don't wait to vaccinate' campaign at Westfield Shopping Centre roadshow.

National recognition for joining up health and social care

5 Nov 2013 - Our involvement in a pioneering initiative that is helping transform the way health and care is being delivered to NW London's residents has been recognised on a national scale.

Happy Birthday to us!

4 Nov 2013 - November 2013 marks our third birthday since becoming an NHS Trust.

We are supporting the Speak Out Safely campaign

17 Oct 2013 - We are pledging our support for the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

Kensington and Chelsea community cafes make a healthier food commitment

7 Oct 2013 - Caf├ęs and food outlets across Kensington and Chelsea are making healthy changes to the way they prepare and serve food.

Annual Report 2013 launched

30 Sep 2013 - We officially launched our Annual Report 2012/13 at our AGM and Open Day on 26 September, at Central Hall Westminster.

Royal opening for Finchley Memorial Hospital

16 Sep 2013 - The award-winning Finchley Memorial Hospital was officially opened on Thursday 12 September by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.

Sexual health team poster wins award

7 Aug 2013 - Our sexual health service won the 'Best Poster Award' at the recent Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Conference at the Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick.

Come and visit our Open Day

31 Jul 2013 - We are pleased to announce our Open Day 2013 will take place on 26 September, at Central Hall Westminster, where we will be celebrating our links with the local communities.

K&C Mayor visits Pembridge Palliative Care Centre

1 Jul 2013 - The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea visited our Pembridge Palliative Care Centre last week to gain an understanding of the excellent service that is provided there.

Our staff recognised in Queen's birthday honours list

25 Jun 2013 - Dr Sally Mathew, our associate specialist in the Parkinson's Disease unit at Edgware Community Hospital, has been awarded an MBE for her services to combatting and treating the disease.

Students' artwork decorates baby clinic

20 Jun 2013 - Students at William Morris Sixth Form have helped add some colour to the walls of our Normand Croft clinic room by creating some bespoke artwork.

Famous author visits offender health team

5 Jun 2013 - Highly acclaimed author Lionel Shriver visited our offender health team at HMP Wormwood Scrubs this week and read to inmates as part of the 'Book Break' programme.

Channel 4 visit our community independence service

14 May 2013 - Our community independence service was used this week as the backdrop for Channel 4 News coverage of the Government's unveiling of "the biggest ever commitment" to firmly join up health and social care. 

St Charles opens community garden

10 May 2013 - Councillor Fiona Buxton will officially open the newly designed community gardens at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing at 12pm on Saturday 11 May 2013.

Itchy, Sneezy Wheezy project in the news

3 May 2013 - Our community allergy clinics for children registered with GPs across Kensington and Chelsea and parts of Westminster have been mentioned in the Evening Standard.

Consultant featured in BMJ and on Radio 4

29 Apr 2013 - Our palliative care consultant, Dr Emily Collis from the Pembridge Unit has had an article published in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal been interviewed on BBC Radio 4's 'You and Yours' programme.

Nursing service hosts Government announcement

4 Apr 2013 - Our family nurse partnership service in Barnet hosted Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter at a children's centre in Finchley to announce a nationwide extension of the programme.

Central London's 'baby friendly' health visitors win UNICEF approval

27 Mar 2013 - Their high quality skills and knowledge about baby feeding has earned Central London's health visitors a world-class endorsement this week.

Swap fags for swag on No Smoking Day

6 Mar 2013 - Local smokers are invited to 'Swap Fags for Swag' this No Smoking Day, with the support of their NHS Stop Smoking Service.

Having your say on community health services

18 Feb 2013 - We are looking for even more people to get involved with the way we run local community health services as we embark on a six-week refreshed public consultation 

Parkinson's unit wins award

10 Jan 2013 - Our specialist Parkinson's unit based in Edgware has been chosen to receive the Community Hospitals Association 'Innovation and Best Practice Award'.





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