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20 Oct 2021
Following queries received from patients around ear wax removal services in BHR, we have been working with BHRUT and secondary care ENT and Audiology consultants to devise leaflets that can be shared with patients
09 Sep 2021
As you will know, primary and community care have been told by NHSE to cease any non-urgent blood testing until 17 September, due to the global disruption of the blood bottle supply.
19 Aug 2021
An informal event with the opportunity for mutual learning and supporting new processes. One way to meet the ‘reviewing the quality of referrals for suspected cancer’ requirement in the PCN DES for Early Diagnosis of Cancer is to engage in professional development activities relating to the early diagnosis of cancer.
11 Aug 2021
Before the pandemic, BHRUT developed a draft ‘clinical strategy’ they are restarting the work to complete the strategy and are keen for patients and residents to have their say and input into the plans.
11 Aug 2021
To mark his 70th birthday in September and 46 years as a practising Doctor Joe Cohen thought he would run the Vitality Big Half London Marathon to raise money for St Francis Hospice and the London Air Ambulance.
11 Aug 2021
All of our NELFT community sites who are part of the pilot are now live and offering provision along with Redbridge PCNs.
10 Aug 2021
We would like to remind practices of the requirement to have a named lead for vaccination services who will take responsibility for oversight of these services.
09 Aug 2021
Two new ultrasound rooms are being created and four existing rooms are being updated as part of an upgrade of the radiology department at King George Hospital.
09 Aug 2021
To Clarify the BHR Health and Care Academy’s approach to workforce development and ‘grow our own’ principles.
09 Aug 2021
This week's edition mentions the new resources available from NEL Health and Care Partnership covering common illnesses such as diarrhoea, vomiting, and high temperatures and the trailing of a new stroke app.
03 Aug 2021
Visitors to both Queen’s and King George hospitals are being strongly encouraged to take a Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test before visiting their loved ones (no earlier than 24 hours before their visit).
03 Aug 2021
Five new walk-in covid vaccine sites are opening in Barking and Dagenham this week.
03 Aug 2021
BHRUT has launched a new initiative to aid faster diagnosis for patients with vague symptoms of cancer
28 Jul 2021
BHRUT have created a GP Information Page for primary care to access key information and contact details for specialties.
28 Jul 2021
As you may be aware, the Redbridge Cardiology diagnostics services, which is currently being provided by Physiological Measurements Limited (PML) will be ending on Saturday 31 July 2021.
28 Jul 2021
Two letters have been cascaded to immunisation services, which set out changes to two vaccination programmes.
27 Jul 2021
Let us know if you have a health or social care worker in BHR who deserves to be celebrated
27 Jul 2021
A 90 minute workshop designed to strengthen confidence and skills in empowering people with hypertention to monitor and manage their blood pressure from home, improve their lifestyle and signpost them to relevant local resources.
21 Jul 2021
We will shortly be publishing our current waiting times by specialty on the new GP Information page that is going live next week.
21 Jul 2021
The academy is currently undertaking a workforce baseline analysis in partnership with Attain.
19 Jul 2021
Moorfields Education in conjunction with Moorfields Private Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and are proud to invite you to this new series of free webinars for Summer 2021.
19 Jul 2021
The Trust will be working in partnership with CCG colleagues to review and update the Elective Access Policy for BHRUT.
19 Jul 2021
Unfortunately having to postpone our next Axial Spondyloarthritis APPG meeting, which was due to take place in the evening of Tuesday 20 July.
11 Jul 2021
This webinar is to provide primary care colleagues with details of how to support patients with sickle cell disease and their families in the community.
08 Jul 2021
Kooth plc, the nation's leading digital mental health provider, are running 3 separate webinars for GP's during the month of August to highlight the benefits of Kooth.com and Qwell.io.
07 Jul 2021
Practices have been querying whether they can ask people to wear mask / social distance once ‘freedom day’ arrives – our advice is to keep with current policy until national/region advise otherwise.
07 Jul 2021
As you may be aware, the Redbridge Cardio diagnostics service which is currently being provided by Physiological Measurements (PML) will be ending on 31 July 2021.
07 Jul 2021
We have seen on social media and heard from both London Wide LMCs and ICSs that there are incidents of threatening language and verbal abuse in regard to the COVID 19 vaccination programme.
06 Jul 2021
The School Aged Vaccination Services have been working extremely hard to ensure that eligible children for HPV, Td/IPV booster and Men AWCY have been vaccinated. We would be grateful if you could check the vaccination status of school aged children during routine GP appointments.
06 Jul 2021
Following feedback that post pandemic there are more older people presenting with mental health and behaviour challenges, NELFT have produced a helpful Delirium Prevention leaflet that you can share with your patients/carers as appropriate.
06 Jul 2021
Join this engaging and interactive session, which will provide a real world view of the various suppliers from practices that use the various systems.
06 Jul 2021
Have you been asked to be on a panel to talk about vaccine hesitancy? Are patients asking you difficult questions about the vaccines? Want to support your community to make informed decisions? Don’t feel like you know enough about the vaccine to have any of these interactions?
06 Jul 2021
For an up to date list of 'Where to get vaccinated in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge'
06 Jul 2021
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, offers his thanks and support to all those working in the NHS – read his message.
06 Jul 2021
This 12-week programme offers online access to weight management services and behavioural and lifestyle interventions for those with obesity plus either diabetes, or hypertension, or both.
06 Jul 2021
We have an ambitious north east London social prescribing programme to develop the best possible infrastructure for all-age social prescribing. Workforce development is a key component of this programme
06 Jul 2021
Barking and Dagenham and Waltham Forest councils will be among 11 to trial new ways to improve support for obese children or those with excess weight.
05 Jul 2021
The way that NHS staff across all primary care contractor groups order lateral flow device (LFD) tests has changed from 5 July 2021
05 Jul 2021
The information collected from the survey will help us to work out how best to support people living with and beyond cancer.
08 Dec 2020
Bencrest Pharmacy based at Park Lane, Hornchurch is withdrawing its provision of its anticoagulation service in Havering. This means there will be a change to your patients’ anticoagulation (warfarin) service, effective as of 26 November 2020
07 Oct 2020
To help support your conversation with at-risk patients
14 Sep 2020
#DoingMyBit is the Havering Council’s public health campaign to help minimise the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on public health and the local economy.
19 Aug 2020
This contains sections for professionals, parents/carers and young people and It can also be printed as a booklet.
23 Mar 2020
This is a reminder that people in Barking & Dagenham and Havering have access to a community-based Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist service, provided by North East London Foundation Trust. This is in addition to the service in Redbridge, which went live earlier this year.
13 Mar 2020
Yesterday the government announced that they are moving from the containment to the delay phase of its plan to tackle coronavirus. This aims to delay and lower the peak impact of the virus.
13 Mar 2020
London Ambulance Service (LAS) are asking primary care to only consider the use of LAS for patient transfer as a last resort where all other options have been ruled out.
07 Feb 2020
Our Joint Committee of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups agreed the final content of our written NHS continuing healthcare placements policy.
22 Jan 2020
Queen’s Hospital, King George Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital are currently under extreme pressure, exacerbated by the onset of cold and icy weather.
13 Jan 2020
BHRUT has been reviewing what King George and Queen’s hospitals should look like in the future.
31 Oct 2019
The blood testing departments at Queen’s and King George hospitals, and clinics in the community are open as usual. The strike action planned for this week (6-11 November) has been cancelled
29 Sep 2019
The consultation on our proposed continuing healthcare placements policy has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation, we appreciate you taking the time to comment.
15 Sep 2019
Don’t forget to tell us what you think of our proposed continuing healthcare placements policy by 5pm on Monday 30 September.
11 Sep 2019
The national flu programme 2019/20 has now been published.
10 Sep 2019
Public health bosses have confirmed that the NHS Health Checks programme is not being ‘scrapped’ in Havering – contrary to claims in a recent local media report.
19 Aug 2019
Lloyds Pharmacy is withdrawing the provision of its anticoagulation service from two locations in Havering.
13 Aug 2019
Everyone with an interest in the health of people who live, work and study in Havering is invited to comment on a new local health and wellbeing strategy.
21 Jul 2019
Age UK has announced the commencement of a series of classes designed to reduce the risk of falls for over 65s. Starting 23 July in Havering, and 24 July in Dagenham, the weekly events will cost just £3 per session.
09 Jul 2019
As you will be aware, BHRUT has significant capacity constraints in certain specialties, which have created considerable backlogs of patients on waiting lists.
07 Jul 2019
BHR CCGs has launched an online survey to seek feedback on our proposed written continuing healthcare (CHC) placements policy. We want to hear what you think of our proposed policy - your views will help us shape the final policy.
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