11 June 2018
At the start of Cervical Screening Awareness Week (Monday 11 – Sunday 17 June 2018), the NHS in North West London asks all women to attend their invitation to cervical screening (previously known as a smear test).
All women aged 25 to 64, who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening. If you are due a cervical screening you should have or will soon receive a letter through the post asking you to make an appointment for a cervical screening test. If you don’t have an invitation and are unsure if you are due for a screening you should contact your GP to find out.
New accountable officer appointed for the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups
North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups is delighted to announce the new appointment of Mark Easton as Accountable Officer.
This is a new and exciting role for NW London overseeing all eight of the regions clinical commissioning groups. The appointment of a single Accountable Officer for NW London supports the organisations move towards collaborative working.
Local MPs praise autism and learning disability NHS training programme shortlisted to represent North West London in 70th birthday Parliamentary Awards
L-R: Helen Cairns (Treat Me Right! Project Manager), Lorraine Jarman (Family Support Manager), John Keaveny (Learning Disability Awareness Trainer Coordinator), and May Lee (Personalisation Development Lead).
Treat Me Right! is an autism and learning disability awareness training and consultancy programme. The programme was commissioned by NHS North West London CCGs, and delivered by not-for-profit London social care provider Certitude. It has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent North West London in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.
We all get stressed from time to time but talking about it can really make a difference.
This Mental Health Awareness Week (14 - 20 May) we are focusing on how NHS talking therapies services in North West London help people who may be feeling stressed or generally low.
15 May 2018
We would be really grateful if you could spare about 15 minutes to complete our survey to help shape our equality objectives for the next four years.
The eight NHS clinical commissioning groups in North West London are committed to working with our local populations on producing our equality objectives. ‘Equality objectives’ are the goals we set to ensure that we are working in an inclusive way to meet the diverse needs of our local residents.
NHS Harrow and Brent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are working to improve healthcare services for patients who have skin conditions, which include eczema, psoriasis, lichen sclerosis, basal cell carcinoma, acne, melanoma, and leg ulcers.
We are organising a discussion on dermatology healthcare services for Harrow and Brent patients.
FreeStyle Libre now available on NHS prescription to eligible people with Type 1 diabetes in North West London
14 May 2018
FreeStyle Libre*, the flash glucose monitoring device to help people with Type 1 diabetes monitor their own glucose levels using a sensor the size of a two pound coin, is now available on prescription for people in North West London with Type 1 diabetes that meet the criteria.
As we get ready for the bank holiday weekend, the NHS in North West London is sharing important information to prepare for the three day weekend, including how local people can access health services.
Local residents can access appointments for a GP or practice nurse by calling their GP practice or calling NHS 111 to be directed to the most appropriate local service.
GP and nurse appointments are available over the Easter bank holiday weekend including Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
NHS North West London is introducing an updated policy for the management of low back pain, with effect from April 2018. The changes follow recommendations from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2016), engagement work with local patients and clinicians, and a local evidence review.