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Social Security & Child Support Appeals -Submit Your PIP Appeal online

Source By: HMCTS

Please find attached a letter from Daniel Flury, Deputy Director of Tribunals in HMCTS regarding rollout of the online service available to PIP appellants which will allow them to submit their appeal online.



City and Hackney CCG - New NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service is first point of contact for all out of hours care

Source By: NHS City and Hackney CCG

New NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service is first point of contact for all out of hours care

People in North East London will have access to free clinical support and assessment at any time of the day or night under the new NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service.

The new service, which begins on 1 August 2018, will see GPs, nurses, paramedics, and pharmacists giving urgent advice over the phone through the free NHS 111 helpline, which is available 24 hours a day.

Dr Kate Adams, Clinical Lead for urgent care for the North East London Commissioning Alliance, which has commissioned the new service, said: “The new NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service will make it easier and simpler for people in North East London to get the right urgent care they need, quickly, first time.

“We know it can be confusing to decide what service to use or visit when your GP practice is closed and you need urgent advice but we’ve now made this really easy – just call NHS 111.

“As it is joined up with other local health and care services, it will be quick and easy to book appointments or put you through to speak to experts, who are an integral part of the service – and it will often mean you receive the same advice or treatment than if you visited an urgent care service.

“The new service will not only benefit those who call NHS 111 for urgent expert advice; it will be the first point of contact for people who need help when their GP practice is closed. This is vital in helping keep our busy services such as A&E free to treat those who need emergency, life-saving care.”

The service will provide:

• For anyone who requires urgent care advice or treatment outside of normal GP practice opening hours

• Assessments over the phone – along with advice or treatment recommendations from a range of health professionals if required

• Direct booking appointments, with more appointments becoming available over the coming months

• The ability to prescribe medicines over the phone if required

• Easy access to patients’ records and care plans – with details updated after calls

• Quick transfer to mental health crisis services for assessment/advice if required.

All residents in North East London should ring 111 when their practice is closed (GP Out-of-Hours). This is new for residents in City and Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

The new service will be provided by London Ambulance Service under the first contract awarded by the seven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) which make up the North East London Commissioning Alliance: Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and Redbridge.

Dr Fenella Wrigley, Medical Director for London Ambulance Service, said:

“The new NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service will make it easier for people in North East London to get the help they need from experts over the phone and it will support our vital role delivering healthcare for Londoners.

“This service will bring together organisations and healthcare professionals from across North East London. It will mean patients will benefit from care that puts them at the heart of what we do, incorporating mental and physical health and social care.”

Phone 111, or search for ‘NHS 111 Online’ to use the new service.


Notes to Editors:

• The North East London Commissioning Alliance comprises of Barking and Dagenham, City and Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest CCGs which are working together to deliver integrated commissioning of NHS services.

• NHS 111 is currently available in North East London, and the contract for the new NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service starts on 1 August 2018.

• People from across the community helped shape the new service and the process for selecting the organisation that would deliver it. Young people, carers, older people, representatives of the traveller community, and different faith groups all took part in planning its specification to make sure it would truly meet the needs of the local population.

• The role of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) is to commission most local health services, from cancer care to mental health, hospital operations to prescriptions. All GP practices in the borough are part of their local CCG. CCGs have a board, which meets regularly, and is chaired by a local GP.

• For more information, contact NEL CSU’s communications team on: 020 3688 1216 or:

Help shape a new national research programme on ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness in the UK

The first national online survey of its kind to give members of the public the opportunity to set the research priorities in the field of ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness has just been launched. 

Led by the Synergi Collaborative Centre, the national public survey will shape the centre’s future work programme, facilitate the creation of research strategies to tackle mental health inequalities and help launch a national campaign to transform health systems.

Reflective of Synergi’s co-production of knowledge approach, the 15-minute survey aims to secure the opinions of a wide cross section of the public, including patients, carers, health and social care practitioners, commissioners, NGOs, volunteers and students.

The survey is being launched against a backdrop of longstanding ethnic inequalities, including the fact that compared to the majority population, a diagnosis of schizophrenia is five to six times more likely in Black African people and Black Caribbean people, and nearly three times more likely in South Asian people. As for detention rates among the civil population, Black Caribbean people and Black African people are three times more likely to be detained.

Open to the public until 10 October 2018, the survey covers a wide range of topics that accommodate intersectionality, the criminal justice system, housing, education, homelessness, health services, racism and commissioning.

The main findings will be shared with policymakers, research institutions and commissioners, and will be made available to the public from November 2018.

The official link to the National Public Survey on Ethnic Inequalities and Severe Mental Illness is:

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Source By: Community Matters

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation are a medium-sized grant making foundation giving grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.

Their focus is on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations within the UK, with a total annual income under £500,000, who work in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas.

Within these overarching themes, they support projects which fall under the broad headings of Community Support, Arts, Education and Heritage.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, 65 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2AD

Telephone: 020 7264 4990


Press release update on PIP

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Please click on this link to access the press release update on PIP - Government to end unnecessary PIP reviews for people with most severe health conditions.

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