9 10, 2020

October 9th is the 2nd annual National Link Worker Day.

2020-10-09T06:42:48+00:00

Since the Primary Care Network based Social Prescribing Team started at the very end of 2019, the team has received over 980 referrals from GP practices and beyond. The main focus on referrals has been supporting people with mental health issues, loneliness and social isolation, however, the variety of support needs has been vast, including many that [...]

October 9th is the 2nd annual National Link Worker Day.2020-10-09T06:42:48+00:00
21 08, 2020

ASK NHS App functionality expands.

2020-08-21T13:11:06+00:00

The Ask NHS App functionality has expanded to include two new exciting options. Firstly, the App can now cover the whole family, with under 16s now being able to set an account and book appointments with their GP Secondly, you can now also book appointment with your Practice Nurse through participating Practices. On top of [...]

ASK NHS App functionality expands.2020-08-21T13:11:06+00:00
21 08, 2020

Success in Lewisham with EJAF HIV SIB Project

2020-08-21T12:54:27+00:00

  Last month the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) announced the results of the progress over the last 18 months of their HIV SIB project. One Health Lewisham helped deliver that project in Lewisham and has had it confirmed that EJAF will continue to support the project over the next year.   Dr Grace Bottoni, [...]

Success in Lewisham with EJAF HIV SIB Project2020-08-21T12:54:27+00:00
8 07, 2020

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

2020-07-08T10:40:03+00:00

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
8 07, 2020

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

2020-07-08T10:27:27+00:00

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
8 07, 2020

HIV Care improved in Lewisham

2020-07-08T10:00:42+00:00

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
27 04, 2020

Story from a Hot Site – A Streamer

2020-07-01T10:48:22+00:00

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
23 04, 2020

Lewisham Hot Hubs – Setting up safe patient areas

2020-04-23T12:49:05+00:00

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
23 04, 2020

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

2020-04-23T08:52:51+00:00

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
23 04, 2020

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

2020-04-23T08:46:31+00:00

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