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Free Suicide Prevention Tool R;pple to launch on World Suicide Prevention Day as online searches for support record a 125% rise post-pandemic

                      According to new Semrush data released for World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), online searches for support have increased by 125% in the last two years · Searches for “suicide methods” have increased by more than 50% while searched … Read more »

NHS Services In South West London Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

This Bank Holiday weekend the NHS is urging Londoners to follow Government guidance on staying safe and remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies only. The NHS very busy, but urgent care is available – GPs are offering more appointments, including evenings and weekends, for people with urgent health … Read more »

Paramedic pilot introduced to help ease pressure on GP services this winter

A new pilot will see London Ambulance Service paramedics working in GP surgeries across the London borough of Merton to help improve the care patients receive A new pilot will see London Ambulance Service paramedics working in GP surgeries across the London borough of Merton to help improve the care … Read more »

South London Listens: kicking off a new agenda for mental health prevention in South London

Earlier this month The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership launched a major listening campaign to support and protect people’s mental health following Covid-19. Covid-19 has upended life as we know it. The mental wellbeing of many people has been impacted directly by the pandemic, whether through the virus … Read more »

Independent Reconfiguration Panel advice on Improving Healthcare Together – £500m investment in Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust

Plans to invest more than £500m to build a brand new emergency care hospital in Sutton and modernise Epsom and St Helier hospitals are another step closer following a review of the decision by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social … Read more »

Special education services in Sutton makes significant progress

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have confirmed that Sutton’s Local Area services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have made “sufficient progress” in all three areas identified in the SEND Local Area inspection, and therefore Sutton no longer requires a Written Statement … Read more »

South West London designated an Integrated Care System

The South West London Health and Care Partnership has formally been designated as an Integrated Care System (ICS).   In awarding ICS status, NHS England has recognised the strength of the South West London partnership and the shared ambitions for the six boroughs – Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and … Read more »

Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians are set to get training to spot signs of domestic abuse

Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians are set to get training to spot the signs of domestic abuse as part of a campaign in Sutton backed by the head of a newly created national watchdog. They will be offered the coaching as part of a new drive in the borough to tackle … Read more »

Appointment of Independent Chair Millie Banerjee

South West London Health and Care Partnership is delighted to welcome Millie Banerjee CBE as our new Independent Chair. Millie has enjoyed a long and distinguished career across private and public sectors in a number of chair and non-executive roles. Millie is currently the Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant … Read more »

Wandsworth NHS and Council partnership boosts and develops local voluntary sector ​

Wandsworth’s voluntary sector is set to improve following the announcement of the award of a three-year contract to Wandsworth Care Alliance. Wandsworth Council and NHS Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has increased funding for Wandsworth Care Alliance to offer more support to local voluntary organisations. Wandsworth Care Alliance will help … Read more »