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.
We recognise that care for the members of our community who are over 65 is not always joined-up or easy to access. We also recognise that people would like more independence around managing their health and care. As such, Health and Care teams and the community/voluntary sector in Harrow are working together to develop options for an improved and joined-up health and care service for our over 65s. We have agreed to focus initially on our most frail older people including those in care homes, those with dementia and adults needing palliative care. By contrast we also have a mostly healthy 65+ group to ensure we have measures for keeping people healthy and independent.
World TB Day will help to raise public awareness on the serious impact that tuberculosis (TB) can have on a person’s health on Saturday 24 March.
Harrow has one of the highest numbers of people with TB in London reflecting a large migrant community from countries with a high risk of the condition. In our borough, over 200 people have been tested for latent TB since 2016, a form of TB where the immune system can't kill the bacteria, but manages to prevent it spreading in the body.
21 March 2018
Users of our Health Help Now app on Apple iOS devices may have noticed that the app is currently crashing upon loading. An update has now been issued on the App Store that fixes the problem.
If you have any further technical questions about the Health Help Now app please get in touch with the development team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach for the phone - our quit coaches will help you stop smoking for good
From time to time, we all need some extra motivation to help us achieve our goals, so on this National Stop Smoking Day, Londoners are being offered personal coaching to help them quit!
8th March 2018
Know your rights… Come and hear about how your local NHS manages your health records
6th March 2018
A&E is not always the best place to be taken if you call 999, and thanks to an improved way of working, more patients are now getting the care they need in their own home.