Ruislip Residents' Association

LONDON NEWS - April 2015

a. Development of North West London Excellence Centre: The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT has been selected to develop this training centre for healthcare support workers.  This Trust is one of only four employers working with The National Skills Academy for Health to establish local Excellence Centres. These will act as regional hubs, developing collaboration between education and training providers and healthcare employers from the public, independent and voluntary sectors.  They will develop e-learning resources including community care in areas such as dementia support, medicine management and recognition of signs of abuse, as well as courses on clinical skills.

b. London Ambulance Service: Paramedic levels are understaffed. This and slow hospital handover times contributes to the failure of LAS to reach callers within target times.

c. NHS 111 ‘phone service: Call back problems have caused concern.  A recruitment programme is in place to recruit more clinicians to the service.

d. North West London’s “Shaping a Healthier Future”: Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group has not yet agreed a date for transfer of maternity, paediatrics and gynaecology services from Ealing Hospital to other local hospitals, but Ealing Hospital’s Maternity Unit is still expected to close this summer.

Published in London Issues on 09 May 2015.
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