2016 News

2016 news items

  • 16 December 2016

    Director of Improvement wanted

    We’re looking for a Director of Improvement to join the trust.

  • 09 December 2016

    Making waiting times better in our walk-in and urgent care centres

    Staff and patients recently came together in a co-design event to brainstorm on improving the 'waiting time' experience.

  • 06 December 2016

    Stepping towards independence (feature)

    Find out more about our neuro-rehabilitation team in Kensington & Chelsea by having a read of our feature-length articles that takes a closer look at their work.

  • 05 December 2016

    The latest edition of our community magazine @CLCH now available

    Read about CLCH services throughout our boroughs, including sexual health, continence, tissue viability and many more. Also get to know our CEO and find out about what went on at our annual staff awards and BME conference.

  • 05 December 2016

    Lighting up Pembridge

    Sunday 4 December saw the Pembridge Hospice Charity host a special and moving remembrance ceremony in the grounds of St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing.

  • 01 December 2016

    Services returning to East Barnet health centre

    District nursing and health visiting services will be back up and running at the health centre by Christmas, with tissue viability and respiratory services following in January.

  • 01 December 2016

    Get clear on HIV testing

    It takes only a minute to beat this stress - get tested for HIV today. It is a quick easy test to keep you and your loved ones safe.

  • 01 December 2016

    Hero of the hour

    Thursday 17 November was no ordinary day for Rebecca Davey, one of our community staff nurses in West London...

  • 30 November 2016

    ‘The Living Years’ aims for coveted number one spot

    Staff from our Pembridge Palliative Care Centre have joined an epic choir of 300 patients, families, staff and volunteers from 18 other London hospices to take on the might of X-Factor and aim for this year’s Christmas number one spot.

  • 29 November 2016

    CLCH refreshes guidelines on prescribing infant formulae

    The Paediatric Dietetic Service at CLCH has updated the guidelines advising on prescribable formula for infants suffering: from cows' milk protein allergy, prematurity, faltering growth, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and lactose intolerance. The guidelines are targeted at

  • 29 November 2016

    Researching Parkinson’s – a special event

    Patients, families and carers came together yesterday (28 November) to attend an exciting afternoon of talks focusing on Parkinson’s research.

  • 24 November 2016

    Spreading the word about diabetes care in Barnet

    According to the International Diabetes Foundation one in two people are undiagnosed with diabetes. Spreading the word about screening and getting tested is important like our Barnet team did.

  • 24 November 2016

    HSJ awards shortlist for Speech and Language team

    Our Speech and Language Team were at the 2016 HSJ Awards - shortlisted in the workforce category for their Newly Qualified Speech and Language Therapists Professional Development Programme.

  • 23 November 2016

    Hertfordshire residents benefit from state-of-the-art sexual health clinic in Watford

    Watford clinic is one of the 16 sexual health clinics run by CLCH across Hertfordshire delivering integrated sexual health services in a safe and confidential environment.

  • 18 November 2016

    Our medicines management team win top gong

    Our medicines management team have won a top prize at the Pharmacy Management National Forum on Medicines Optimisation.

  • 15 November 2016

    How antibiotic aware are you?

    We're supporting antibiotic awareness and how in this case less is more.

  • 07 November 2016

    Come along to our transformation workshop

    You are invited to join us at our transformation workshop on Tuesday 15 November to help shape what our services look like in the future.

  • 01 November 2016

    Changes to Inner London referral routes

    From 1 November 2016, queries relating to CLCH community nursing, bedded rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation and falls will be processed through a single telephone number - 0300 033 0333.

  • 01 November 2016

    Digital platform for CLCH's health visiting and school nursing re-launched

    The site now houses details of baby clinics and school nursing locations and contacts for secondary and primary schools in all nine of the London boroughs where CLCH provides children's services via handy google maps, alongside trusted health advice.

  • 25 October 2016

    Writing’s Off for students on No Pens Day Wednesday

    A Speech and Language therapist from Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) has delivered a unique project together with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) for students at St Stephen's school in Hammersmith this month, by introducing 'No Pens Day

  • 25 October 2016

    Parkinson's: Knowledge, Power, Treat - A vision for the future

    On Monday 28 November a special event will be taking place in the Education Centre at Edgware Community Hospital: Parkinson's: Knowledge, Power, Treat - A vision for the future.

  • 19 October 2016

    Knight in shining armour

    It was all in a day's work for Alison Fraser, Oral Health Promoter at CLCH, who helped save a lady from a potentially life threatening asthma attack on her way to work.

  • 13 October 2016

    CLCH joins nurse associate pilot

    We're delighted to be part of three national pilots for nurse associate roles. These are a new role to help bridge the gap between health care assistants and qualified nurses and it's hoped they'll add to the skill mix options for building the best possible teams to support patients.

  • 11 October 2016

    CLCH Speech & Language therapists nominated for HSJ award

    CLCH's specially designed programme for newly qualified speech and language therapists has been shortlisted in the 'workforce category' at the 2016 HSJ awards.

  • 06 October 2016

    NHS West London CCG invite you to a public engagement event

    NHS West London CCG is running a public engagement event to discuss its plans to provide an even better health and care system across Kensington and Chelsea, Queen’s Park and Paddington.

  • 30 September 2016

    Nicola Ford, a newly appointed HV at CLCH shares her story for #HVWeek

    Health visitor Nicola Ford shares her story on the final day of #HVWeek

  • 28 September 2016

    Katherine Pelc, Health Visitor in Merton talks to us for #HVWeek

    This week, we're celebrating #HVWeek by sharing the experiences of our health visitors

  • 26 September 2016

    CLCH celebrates its health visitors for #HVWeek

    It's #HV Week and CLCH is celebrating the amazing work of its health visiting staff

  • 22 September 2016

    Exceptional staff recognised in annual awards

    Colleagues from across CLCH came together yesterday for the 6th annual celebration of its staff awards held at Church House, Westminster.

  • 17 September 2016

    Latest trust community magazine published

    Read about CLCH services throughout our boroughs, including end of life care, community and specialist dental services, Hounslow school nurses and much more…

  • 05 September 2016

    Finchley Memorial Hospital's phlebotomy service goes online

    Residents / patients in Barnet will now be able to book phlebotomy appointments fast and easy using the new online booking system.

  • 25 August 2016

    Vitamin D challenge top spot goes to Parsons Green Reception Team

    Parsons Green reception team handed out a record number of vitamins to mums and families ensuring their win and healthy bones and teeth for the families.

  • 24 August 2016

    Community falls service produces ‘significant’ improvements in patients

    Our West London Falls Prevention Service was recently the focus of an article in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - 'Community falls service produces 'significant' improvements in patients'.

  • 23 August 2016

    Paralympic champion joins annual 3K run for people with learning disabilities

    Paralympic swimmer and athlete mentor Kate Grey joined Westminster residents with learning disabilities at the annual Stepping to the Beat event at Regent's Park on Monday 22 August.

  • 12 August 2016

    CLCH and Hammersmith & Fulham council unite to support children’s communication needs

    Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) and Hammersmith and Fulham local authority are celebrating the end of a successful partnership project with 13 primary schools in the borough, aimed at developing children's language and communication skills.

  • 03 August 2016

    CLCH Chair out and about

    CLCH's new Chair has been out to visit services based at Parsons Green.

  • 20 July 2016

    Barnet care homes to benefit from enhanced support services

    Care homes in Barnet will benefit from a new partnership service aimed at improving patient outcomes and use of health services.

  • 30 June 2016

    Latest Quality Account (2015/16) now available

    Our latest Quality Account (2015/16) is now available to download. The account - which is published every year - provides an overview of the quality of our services in three main areas:   Safety Clinical effectiveness Patient experience This year our account incorporates

  • 23 June 2016

    Andrew Ridley appointed Chief Executive

    We are pleased to announce that Andrew Ridley will join CLCH as Chief Executive from 1 October 2016. Andrew is currently NHS England's Regional Director for the South of England.

  • 20 June 2016

    Has someone at CLCH made a positive difference to your life?

    Calling all our service users - nominate your CLCH superstar for our annual patient award.

  • 13 June 2016

    Hounslow wheelchair service

    From July 2016, local people in Hounslow will benefit from a new and improved integrated wheelchair service – The Wheelchair Hub, Hounslow - delivered in partnership between three innovative London NHS trusts.

  • 10 June 2016

    Next @CLCH magazine now available

    The next edition of our @CLCH magazine (June) is now available.

  • 09 June 2016

    Tailoring complex health needs (feature)

    Our continuing care assessment team takes pride of place on the front-page of the next edition of our @CLCH magazine. Here, you can read the full length article that featured in the magazine.

  • 09 June 2016

    Come along and join our public engagement event

    You are invited to join us at our interactive engagement event on 21 September at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster (10am - 12.00pm).

  • 08 June 2016

    Cavell Nurses Trust awards success for Health Matters website

    It's been an award winning few months for our school nurse Ruth Butler, who has received further recognition for her work on the Health Matters project. In addition to her recent success at the RCNi awards she's also achieved Runner Up in the Innovation in School Nursing

  • 02 June 2016

    State-of-the-art NHS hubs now offer seven day GP appointments

    Everyone in Kensington and Chelsea and Queen's Park and Paddington now has access to GP and practice nursing services seven days a week at one of two special hubs, thanks to a new service commissioned by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

  • 01 June 2016

    Barnet community to benefit from a new partnership heart failure service

    CLCH and Royal Free London will be working together to bring a new heart failure service to the community commissioned by Barnet CCG

  • 31 May 2016

    The Wheelchair Hub: A new partnership service for Hounslow

    From July 2016, local people in Hounslow will benefit from a new and improved integrated wheelchair service – The Wheelchair Hub, Hounslow - delivered in partnership between three innovative London NHS trusts.

  • 25 May 2016

    Jitesh Chotai appointed as Non-Executive Director

    We are pleased to announce that Jitesh Chotai will be joining the Board of Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust from 1 June 2016.

  • 24 May 2016

    Mary's positive story hits the news stands

    When the Nursing Standard, Britain's leading journal for nurses in the UK, wanted someone to talk about their personal revalidation story, they chose the Trust's Mary Makarau, a specialist HIV nurse based in Kensington & Chelsea. Mary, who won the patient award at last

  • 20 May 2016

    eRedbook immunisation data goes live

    CLCH's Children's team were at Colville Health centre yesterday for the first live test of immunisation data flowing into eRedbook. eRedbook is a digital tool which makes it quicker and easier for families to see an accurate, up to date record of their child's health record.

  • 15 May 2016

    CLCH School Nurse wins top prize at RCNi awards

    Ruth Butler, who works as a school nurse for CLCH in Westminster, has won the prestigious Child Health Award at the RCNi Awards for her work on the Health Matters website.   The site is a online resource providing confidential access to the school nurse and health and

  • 11 May 2016

    Barnet community diabetes team offers new service to patients

    A multi-disciplinary service in partnership with Royal Free London NHS Trust that will be more beneficial to patients.

  • 04 May 2016

    CLCH providing adult services in Harrow

    Adult services in Harrow are provided by CLCH from today

  • 27 April 2016

    Locals required for interactive focus group

    The Pembridge Hospice Charity is running an interactive focus group specifically for local people and residents who are interested in helping the charity shape how it communicates with the public about its work and what hospice care really means.

  • 19 April 2016

    Parkinson’s – what is it and how do I live a full life?

    Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition that affects approximately 1 in every 500 people, meaning there are about 127,000 people in the UK with Parkinson's.

  • 19 April 2016

    Exercise classes for over 65s help cut falls risk

    Targeted classes are having remarkable success in Merton, south-west London, which has a significantly lower rate of hip fractures than England overall, reports Guardian Healthcare Network.

  • 07 April 2016

    How can we help to beat diabetes?

    Currently around 422 million adults worldwide have diabetes, and this number is set to more than double in the next 20 years.

  • 06 April 2016

    Angela Greatley OBE announced as new Chair

    We are delighted to announce that Angela Greatley OBE joined us as the new Chair on 1 April 2016.

  • 01 April 2016

    Merton services launch

    We are pleased to confirm that from today (1 April 2016) CLCH is responsible for providing the majority of adults and children’s community healthcare across the borough of Merton.

  • 22 March 2016

    CLCH flu fighters win top award

    We are delighted to announce that the Trust's Flu Fighter team has won the NHS Employers Flu Fighter award for the 'most improved flu fighter campaign'. Congratulations team.

  • 18 March 2016

    Exploring the importance of eating and drinking well

    Our Pembridge Palliative Care Centre has been promoting and discussing why it is imperative that food and drink provided to patients in different settings delivers the right amount of nutritional needs.

  • 17 March 2016

    Merton patient update

    From 1 April 2016 we will be the provider of community healthcare services in Metron. Read our quick transition updates for patients and residents.

  • 14 March 2016

    CLCH rolling out eRedbook

    The traditional redbook that is the storehouse of all information for children from 0-5 years of age has now gone digital – the eRedbook.

  • 09 March 2016

    Learning from mistakes

    CLCH is among only eighteen providers in the country that have achieved 'Outstanding' in the latest quality initiatives launched by NHS Improvement.

  • 04 March 2016

    PENNA awards 2015

    The Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) are the foremost patient experience awards in the UK, celebrating the delivery of outstanding patient experience by those involved in the health and social care industry.

  • 24 February 2016

    CLCH recruiting for new Chair

    CLCH is looking for a new Chair to lead the organisation and strengthen its position as one of the principal providers of NHS community care in and around the capital. We've expanded considerably in recent months, now delivering services in nine London boroughs as well as

  • 12 February 2016

    Interested in becoming a Non Executive Director for CLCH?

    CLCH are looking to appoint a new Non Executive Director (NED) to join the team. The candidate will be committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people in the local community and the promotion of excellent health care services. They will have recent senior board

  • 25 January 2016

    Staff graduate from CLCH's continuous improvement programme

    A group of staff from across CLCH's services have completed the latest in the organisation's continuous improvement programmes. The intensive 10 week course uses a combination of classroom teaching and practical work to provide CLCH staff with the skills and confidence to apply

  • 20 January 2016

    CLCH celebrates success in Stonewall employers index

    CLCH has been ranked an impressive joint 4th in the health and social care category and joint 46th overall in Stonewall's Top 100 Employers 2016.

  • 05 January 2016

    CLCH interim Chief Executive appointment

    Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Peter Coles as interim Chief Executive Officer for six months. Peter will join the Trust on 11 January 2016.

  • 05 January 2016

    Users of patient transport services needed

    NHS Hammersmith & Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group would like to meet with people living in North West London that currently use or care for someone who uses patient transport services to understand more about their experiences. Initial findings of a survey conducted with

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