Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Whole Systems Integrated Care

Joined up, or ‘integrated care’, is a term we used to describe a process which makes it easier for health professionals from the NHS and social care professionals from council run services to work more closely and effectively together.

With an increasing number of people living longer in North West London and needing support and treatment for a number of different conditions, more and more people now receive care and support from several different doctors, social care staff and/or specialists.  

That’s why it’s important that now, more than ever, health and care systems in North West London become more joined up and easier to navigate for anyone that needs them.

Today, health and social care is delivered by different organisations that work separately. Patients say they were fed up with having to repeat the same information to different doctors or carers.

NHS North West London (NHSNWL) are working to change this by putting people and their goals at the centre of a team of health and care professionals who work together smoothly, with a single approach.

NHSNWL's Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) programme is about giving people more say over their care, when and where they receive it, so that care is planned jointly between patients, their carers and the teams that support them.

By involving patients and carers on the journey from day one, there is a much better chance of achieving NHSNWL's vision: care that enables each of us to help ourselves. And by widening access to services that aren’t necessarily provided by the NHS, such as local buddying schemes and exercise groups run by third sector parties, people can be better supported to maintain independence and lead full lives as active participants in their communities.

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