Aids testing pilot backed by Elton John Aids Foundation hailed a success

A pilot study in south London, backed by the Elton John Aids Foundation, is finding people who did not know they were infected with the virus, by testing people as they go into A&E. Channel 4 have reported on the success of the SIB funded project of which OHL were a part - https://www.channel4.com/news/aids-testing-pilot-backed-by-elton-john-aids-foundation-hailed-a-success On [...]

Aids testing pilot backed by Elton John Aids Foundation hailed a success2020-12-02T16:00:13+00:00

EJAF World AIDS Day 2020   – The work in Lewisham

Monday 1st December  was World AIDs Day  and OHL would like to thank our members, the GPs and their Practice staff in Lewisham,  for their ongoing support in increasing HIV testing. Their efforts in Lewisham have identified 11 new HIV diagnoses and successfully re-engaged 12 patients, of the 260 South Londoners who have entered HIV treatment since Nov 2018 with the Elton John AIDS Foundation Social Impact Bond 1.  We will continue [...]

EJAF World AIDS Day 2020   – The work in Lewisham2020-12-02T11:37:25+00:00

Nominations for The Lewisham Mayor’s Awards 2020 are now open.

Due to this year’s exceptional circumstances the Mayor of Lewisham has decided to do things differently. Instead of an award ceremony with winners, there will be a focus on recognition for the phenomenal contribution of so many who have played a role in in the borough’s response to COVID-19. This means all nominees will receive [...]

Nominations for The Lewisham Mayor’s Awards 2020 are now open.2020-11-27T07:19:43+00:00

Lewisham -Newly qualified GP support group

Are you a newly qualified GP working in Lewisham ? Would you like to join a local support group with your peers, facilitated by an experienced GP ? With Monthly meetings (on-line at present ) First meeting scheduled for Tuesday 1st December 6.30-8pm Please contact pennymilner@nhs.net to register, or for further information.

Lewisham -Newly qualified GP support group2020-11-16T13:46:32+00:00

OHL Deliver presentation at KHP Conference

The King’s Health Partners annual conference took place (virtually) on the 13 and 14 October. On the 14th October, as part of a showcase of local projects being run in South East London, OHL's Dr. Mehrotra and Dr Bottoni were invited to deliver a presentation about the SIB funded 'Zero HIV' project and share our [...]

OHL Deliver presentation at KHP Conference2020-10-29T11:58:57+00:00

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

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

ASK NHS App functionality expands.

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.2020-10-29T12:00:27+00:00

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