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Big Issue joins Elton John for world’s first social impact bond to combat HIV

Big Issue Invest is among a group of investors, local councils and health groups working to boost testing for HIV/AIDS in three of London’s hardest hit areas. Read  more by clicking here - including an overview of  Lewisham GPs success by OHL's GP HIV Champion Dr Grace Bottoni

Big Issue joins Elton John for world’s first social impact bond to combat HIV2020-07-08T10:40:03+00:00

Elton John Aids Foundation – HIV SIB project announces a landmark over 120,000 HIV tests carried out for people in South London

WORLD’S FIRST HIV SOCIAL IMPACT BOND TESTS 120,000 SOUTH LONDONERS The latest figures from the first 18 months of the three-year social impact bond were announced on Monday at the International AIDS Society AIDS2020:Virtual conference. More than 120,000 people received HIV testing, over 180 South Londoners living with HIV entered HIV treatment, with 114 people [...]

Elton John Aids Foundation – HIV SIB project announces a landmark over 120,000 HIV tests carried out for people in South London2020-07-08T10:27:27+00:00

HIV Care improved in Lewisham

OHL and The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) have worked with Lewisham GPs to improve HIV care in Lewisham in the last year. HIV testing increased in the Lewisham GP practices, which were delivering the OHL project, by more than 70%, resulting in: The identification of 9 new HIV diagnoses 7 re-engagements of patients with [...]

HIV Care improved in Lewisham2020-07-08T10:00:42+00:00

Story from a Hot Site – A Streamer

Putting in a shift at the hot site clinic at the Waldron Centre is an unusual experience.  The Waldron has been transformed from its normal busy , crowded community space into a clean, clinical environment. We go in and find out who else is on the team that day. We make sure that we all [...]

Story from a Hot Site – A Streamer2020-07-01T10:48:22+00:00

Lewisham Hot Hubs – Setting up safe patient areas

Marvel Lane & Waldron Health Centre both had a requirement to screen off areas for patients and be adaptable to various environments, in order to ensure a safe and confidential environment for consultations. Boards were cladded with an environmentally friendly foam PVC board which could simply be velcroed to both sides, making them portable/moveable and [...]

Lewisham Hot Hubs – Setting up safe patient areas2020-04-23T12:49:05+00:00

Local News article – Community centres for suspected Covid-19 patients open in Lewisham

Community centres to be used specifically to assess patients with suspected Covid-19 have opened in Lewisham. The two Covid-19 community centres, south of the borough at Marvel Lane Surgery in Grove Park, and north of the borough at the Waldron Centre in New Cross, have opened as part of the borough’s emergency response to the outbreak and are part [...]

Local News article – Community centres for suspected Covid-19 patients open in Lewisham2020-04-23T08:52:51+00:00

Thank you to Local School & Community who supply 3D printed PPE visors for Lewisham Covid-19 Hot Hubs

A big thank you from One Health Lewisham to Hayes Secondary School Science and DT departments, Mrs Francis & Mr Robertson for providing over 150 3D printed PPE visors so far to our teams at Lewisham's Covid19 hot-sites, as pictured being worn by Dr Riaz and Paramedic Janine. (photo courtesy of Hayes Secondary)

Thank you to Local School & Community who supply 3D printed PPE visors for Lewisham Covid-19 Hot Hubs2020-04-23T08:46:31+00:00

Temporary Medical Care Centres for people with Covid-19 symptoms to open in Lewisham

As part of the local Lewisham Covid-19 emergency response, we are supporting the creation of temporary Medical Care Centres for people with Covid-19 symptoms at Marvels Lane Surgery in Grove Park and at the Waldron Health Centre in New Cross. The GP surgery on-site at Marvels Lane has been closed temporarily whilst this facility is [...]

Temporary Medical Care Centres for people with Covid-19 symptoms to open in Lewisham2020-04-04T15:16:40+00:00

The Lewisham Wellbeing Map (LWM) adds Covid-19 Community Support search option

There is now a special new section detailing local Coronavirus community support groups and other provision available across Lewisham within the Lewisham Wellbeing Map. It shows more than a hundred sources of community support across the borough which are shown on the top map layer juxtaposed with the locations of GP practices and pharmacies (for [...]

The Lewisham Wellbeing Map (LWM) adds Covid-19 Community Support search option2020-04-04T15:18:06+00:00

International Social Prescribing Day 2020

With the NHS plan refocussing the GP commitment to community health, the Lewisham PCN Social Prescribing service started in Jan 2020, and three months on we have all Lewisham GP surgeries activated on to the Elemental case management system which enables the GPs to refer their patients over to the new One Health Lewisham team [...]

International Social Prescribing Day 20202020-03-20T07:45:41+00:00