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09 Aug 2018

Waltham Forest awarded £400,000 grant to extend social prescribing

Waltham Forest’s social prescribing service is to receive a three-year grant totalling £400,000 to extend the range of advice, support and activities it provides to local people.

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22 Mar 2018

Jeremy Hunt cites Waltham Forest’s Integrated Care as good example

Health and Social Care Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt has cited Waltham Forest’s approach to integrated care as an example of good practice.

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06 Mar 2018

Funding boost for 'health hub'

Proposals to create a health ‘hub’ in Walthamstow have received a funding boost. The purpose-built facility has been earmarked for the St James Medical Centre site to provide a range of health services to local people and help meet additional demand from the expected population growth in the area.

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11 Jan 2017

Successful project gets over-65s home from hospital as soon as possible

More than 60 people have been able to return home earlier than planned from hospital in the last three months, thanks to an innovative scheme which aims to prevent those aged over 65 staying in hospital longer than necessary.

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28 Jun 2016

New health and care service for adults

A new health and care service to help people struggling with issues such as loneliness, unemployment and housing is now available for Waltham Forest residents.

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08 Mar 2016

Waltham Forest Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy published

The strategy will guide everything that the Health and Wellbeing Board does, and will help it make sure that everyone who lives in Waltham Forest is happy, healthy and thriving.

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27 Oct 2015

Anthony and Elizabeth model new type of care

Anthony and Elizabeth are two local people who want to tell others about their experiences of how health and social care is being delivered in Waltham Forest.

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25 Aug 2015

Get the best possible treatment by choosing to share part of your GP medical record

Waltham Forest CCG is upgrading IT systems so local health and social care professionals can share patient information if they need to, and if patients give their consent. This includes GPs, and hospital, community and social care staff.

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05 Jun 2015

Celebrating carers in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Council, NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Waltham Forest Carers Association are asking the community to recognise the hard work and dedication provided by carers during Carers Week

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28 May 2015

Whipps Cross Hospital admissions drop: Local residents praise new integrated care service

Waltham Forest residents are talking about the new way that social and healthcare professionals are working together to improve their lives as well as contribute towards a 12% reduction in admissions to Whipps Cross Hospital.

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