20 November 2017
Flu is an unpleasant illness for most people, but for certain vulnerable groups the effects can be severe. People with a long term medical condition, pregnant women, those aged 65 or over and carers can get a flu vaccine free of charge on the NHS to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications. Children aged 2 and 3 can also help to be protected from flu with a quick nasal spray.
Healthwatch Hillingdon are seeking your views on accessing GP services in Hillingdon seven days a week
16 November 2017
The NHS is looking at how patients can be provided access to GP services 8am to 8pm, seven days per week.
GP practices in Hillingdon are generally open between the core hours of 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. In October 2017 a new service started, which now makes it possible for GP practices in Hillingdon to offer patients “extended hours appointments” every weekday evening - from 6:30pm to 8pm and at weekends between 8am and 8pm, Saturday and Sunday.
9 November 2017
In a radiography first, the NHS in North West London introduces brand new practice educator roles to improve patient care and boost radiographers training and development.
30 October 2017
NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) is launching two programmes to change the way we prescribe medicines across our eight boroughs.
23 October 2017
Sir Trevor McDonald has joined forces with the NHS in North West London to launch a major campaign encouraging those aged 65 and over and others at risk to have their flu vaccinations.
The NHS and health partners are throwing open the doors to anyone living with, or has an interest in diabetes this World Diabetes Day (Tuesday 14 November).
Planned changes to Ealing Hospital’s children’s services in 2016 were ‘made safely and resulted in improvements to care’ says new report
21 September 2017
Children’s care across NW London has improved with more specialist children’s services available, a new report has found.
The report, published by the NHS in NW London, evaluated the changes to children’s services over the past year following the introduction of a new way of caring for children and the move from six hospitals with children’s wards to five. The changes included the closure of the children’s inpatient ward and children’s A&E at Ealing Hospital and addition of significant extra capacity to other major hospital sites across NW London.
18 September 2017
It is now easier for residents in Hillingdon to make a GP appointment at a time that suits them, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
GPs and nurses can now offer patients appointments from 6.30pm-8pm, Monday to Friday and from 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Hillingdon CCG will be holding a Governing Body meeting in public on Wednesday 27 September at 14:00 to discuss greater collaborative working across the North West London CCGs.
For further information about upcoming events and meetings, click here.
1 September 2017Ensuring that patients have access to a range of high-quality services is the core function of NHS commissioning. The primary focus for us when commissioning services from providers is to only contract for services which will produce the best outcomes for patients.